What treatment options are available for seasonal allergies?

What treatment options are available for seasonal allergies?

Many people develop allergies to weather changes, specifically during seasonal changes. During spring, the symptoms of seasonal allergies start to increase around April to May. In July and August, they often subside, only to gear up again in the winter, around September to December. If you are interested in finding out if you are struggling with seasonal allergies, it is time to seek diagnosis and treatment with Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois.

What symptoms might I experience with seasonal allergies?

Below are some of the most commonly reported symptoms of seasonal allergies:

  • Congestion. With seasonal allergies, congestion can be experienced in the nose and chest. This is typically due to an increase in histamine, a compound released during allergic reactions that causes mucus membranes to swell
  • Sneezing. Sneezing is a common symptom of seasonal allergies caused by foreign particles or allergens entering the body through your nostrils
  • Itchy and watery eyes. Allergens can often cause the eyes to become itchy, watery, and red
  • Coughing. Coughing is another common symptom caused by allergies as your body attempts to essentially protect itself from allergens in the air
  • Headaches. Histamine released during allergic reactions dilates blood vessels which can cause headaches
  • Rash. A rash may develop on the skin if your body comes in contact with a specific allergen

How can I address seasonal allergies?

If you experience any of the symptoms of seasonal allergies and find it difficult to manage them with over-the-counter allergy medication, it is time to talk to a professional about effective treatment options. First, seasonal allergy prevention can be achieved with allergy shots and even avoidance, if possible. Itchy skin relief may be addressed with topical itch-relief creams, either over-the-counter or prescription. We may also recommend certain medications stronger than those on the market, ensuring you improve your quality of life and get back to your day without interruption from allergies!

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Haley Young is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in immunology and allergy with a comprehensive background in neurosurgery and dermatology. Holding a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Aurora University, she brings a holistic approach to patient care. Haley Young is committed to treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit, adeptly managing complex conditions like allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and asthma. She is a member of prestigious professional organizations and is dedicated to building trust with her patients, ensuring compassionate and comprehensive care.

Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.

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