Allergic Rhinitis Hay Fever

One in five people in the United States have hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. This condition is caused by an allergic reaction to substances in the environment, such as tree, grass and weed pollens, dust mite debris, pet danders, cockroaches, and molds.

Hay Fever Symptoms

  • Runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing
  • Nasal congestion and snoring
  • Itchy eyes, nose, roof of the mouth or throat
  • Swollen and dark circles under the eyes
  • Cough
  • Facial pressure

Relief begins with a thorough examination

If you experience persistent nasal symptoms or have nasal polyps , asthma, or frequent sinus infections, you may have allergies (hay fever). Our allergy/immunology specialists can help. In fact, early intervention in children may help prevent the development of asthma.

Allergy testing to determine your “triggers”

Our doctors will ask detailed questions about your chronic nasal condition and conduct a thorough physical examination. They will order skin tests when necessary. The test consists of introducing small amounts of the suspected allergens into the skin, which allows us to identify what causes your symptoms.

Feel better with treatment

Once we identify your allergy triggers, we will outline a personalized treatment plan with you. This can include the following:

  • Nasal medications to reduce inflammation
  • Antihistamines to relieve itching, sneezing, and runny nose
  • Decongestants to reduce nasal congestion
  • Other medications

Immunotherapy, only if it is right for you

With lifestyle changes such as environmental control measures and medications, your allergy symptoms may improve. If not, we may prescribe allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).

Help is available now. Call (480) 991-1930 today to schedule an appointment or request one online.

Desert Ridge Allergy Associates

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