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Hay Fever Causes, Risks, & Effects

a couple walks happily through a shopping center during the holiday seasonHay fever symptoms occur because your body identifies harmless substances, such as pet dander, pollen, or dust mites, as harmful. Your body releases a chemical known as histamine which produces frustrating symptoms. Discover hay fever symptoms, causes, risk factors, side effects, and how the Langford Allergy team can help:

Hay Fever Details

Hay fever symptoms occur because of an overreaction of your immune system. While these symptoms aren’t life-threatening, they can make everyday activities difficult to enjoy. Many people who suffer from hay fever experience symptoms such as:

  • Congestion
  • Coughing
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery, itchy eyes

Fortunately, you can teach your immune system that certain allergens are not harmful, eliminating its need to produce these symptoms! The most effective way to teach your immune system this important lesson is through immunotherapy. (This treatment option has helped thousands of people find relief from their allergies! Call us with your questions: 478-787-4728.)

First, you must know exactly what allergens are triggering this negative immune system response. The Langford Allergy team will perform an allergy test to determine what allergen is producing these symptoms. From there, a treatment plan can be created to start your journey to allergy relief.

Depending on your specific needs, your treatment plan may include allergy shots, medication, nasal spray, decongestants, antihistamines, steroids, or eye drops.

But, what’s the big deal about hay fever?

More than just a nuisance, hay fever symptoms can cause a reduced quality of life, poor sleep, fatigue, accelerate asthma issues, ear infections, and sinusitis. Additionally, if you are already asthmatic, have eczema, or are constantly around allergens, you’re more susceptible to this condition!

We are ready and willing to help you improve your health-related quality of life. Don’t live with this condition any longer – call us today: 478-787-4728.