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Pollen Allergy 101: Explaining Causes, Symptoms, & Available Treatments

Pollen AllergyMiddle Georgia is a beautiful place – full of green grass, trees, and other plants. Unfortunately, the same beautiful nature we adore produces pollen during the spring season. Thousands of people have a pollen allergy which keeps them feeling exhausted and deflated. But, we don’t want you to avoid going outdoors altogether. The Langford Allergy team can help you find relief!

Call us at 478-787-4728 to schedule an appointment.

Discover the details about a pollen allergy:

What causes a pollen allergy to flare?

Trees, grass, weeds, and flowers are the main culprits of a pollen allergy. But, Mother Nature has a say in your allergies, too. If it doesn’t rain for days or weeks at a time, pollen settles and heightens your senses. And, if you live in an area that is hot and windy, pollen can spread rapidly.

What are the symptoms and treatments of a pollen allergy?

Interestingly, pollen allergies and colds share many of the same symptoms – sneezing, congestion, coughing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose are just a few. But, while cold symptoms normally clear up in a few days, pollen allergy symptoms can last as long as pollen is present. We haven’t found a way to eliminate pollen completely, but there are treatments available that can help you find relief. Common treatments include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Eye drops
  • Medications
  • Nasal spray
  • Steroids

Immunotherapy is an additional treatment that can fight your pollen allergy. It builds resistance in your immune system so when pollen is present, an allergic reaction won’t occur. To determine the best treatment for you, the Langford Allergy team will perform an allergy test. This painless procedure will show your doctor exactly what you’re allergic to so necessary treatment can be prescribed.

Pollen is already here, but it’s not too late to find relief. Talk to one of the Langford Allergy experts today.