Allergen testing in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois
Seasonal allergies can make school or work feel impossible, and they can also trigger asthma. If allergies are affecting your quality of life, Dr. Askenazi and staff can help. Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates offers allergy and lung function testing to patients in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois. We want to provide relief to patients who suffer from allergies. Please visit our website to find out the daily pollen count to help manage your daily symptoms.
Allergies and pollen count
More than 50 million Americans suffer from hay fever each year. Allergies are triggered when your body identifies an ordinarily harmless foreign substance, such as pollen, as a threat. This will trigger an immune response, and you may suffer from sneezing, headaches, watery eyes, and respiratory issues. While some people only suffer from mild allergies, others deal with constant sneezing, difficulty sleeping, and painful headaches.
Dr. Askenazi, Dr. Hahn, or Meredith can perform an allergy testing to identify your triggers and diagnose the extent of your problem. Once you’ve identified your triggers, you can adjust your lifestyle and prepare for hay fever based on the activity of common allergens, such as ragweed, mold, and tree pollen. They can also work to reduce your symptoms through a safe, effective treatment plan.
Immunotherapy allergy treatment
While there are medications that can help your symptoms, they can also carry unwanted side effects. Luckily, there are advanced ways to provide long-term results that reduce your need for allergy medication.
Immunotherapy allergy treatment involves progressive dosing with allergens that trigger your immune system. These treatments are generally recommended for people who suffer from allergies for three months a year or more. During the initial treatment, you’ll come to the office for allergy shots once a week. Each dose will have slightly more of the allergen, and over time you’ll reduce your visits to about once a month. During that time, your body’s immune system improves, and you can expect to start feeling benefit within a year.
Start your treatment plan today
Hay fever can change your enjoyment of the outdoors and make going outside miserable during the nicest times of the year. If you suffer from allergies, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. In addition to allergy treatments, Dr. Askenazi and staff will also educate you about ways to enjoy the good weather and change your living space to be allergy-friendly, including the use of air filters for your space and cleaning tips to help you sleep better at night and feel better during the day.
They will also help you improve your routine for fighting allergies. To learn more about our allergy treatment options, contact our office in Crystal Lake or Eglin Illinois today at (847) 888-8802.
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