People who suffer from allergies are familiar with the burden of symptoms, and how life can be challenging when dealing with allergies. Whether it’s seasonal or throughout the year, allergies aggravate one in four Americans, causing mild to overwhelming discomfort. For over 10 years, Houston Sinus & Allergy has been providing effective relief to Houston residents.
What are Allergies?
When an allergen enters the body, the immune system kicks in to counter to the effects. In most cases, the immune system produces histamine, which causes the symptoms typically associated with allergies and hay fever:
Causes of allergies include pollens, environmental and chemical pollutants. Smoking can also contribute to nasal congestion.
Are Allergies Affecting Your Quality of Life?
Any allergy sufferer will agree that life would be easier without the physical symptoms. Whether it’s just the sneezing, or itchy eyes, or headaches, or all of the symptoms combined, allergies can affect all aspects of life: work, play, school, or home. Although many of the symptoms are similar to having the flu, people suffering from allergies do not typically miss work or school, and instead attempt to carry on with their daily activities while struggling with the uncomfortable feelings that allergies cause.
Which Allergy Treatment is Right for Me?
To treat allergies, most people need to reduce exposure to the allergen and take medication, often antihistamines and nasal decongestants. For more severe cases, allergy shots may be needed to build up the body’s immune response to the allergen over time.
Through physical examination and skin tests, we can determine exactly what allergens specifically affect you, in order to prescribe the proper treatment. In addition, we can test to see if you are allergic to the allergens that exist in the Houston area.
Trust the Expert to Treat Your Allergies So You Can Enjoy Life
If you suffer from allergies, trust our award-winning practice to help you find relief. Dr. Nguyen is a national expert in allergy treatment, and will help you by addressing the cause of your allergies – not just the symptoms. Our practice has over a decade of experience in treating nasal allergies, and was voted the Living Best of Reader’s Choice Award in 2015.