Anyone with allergies knows how important it is to identify allergy triggers, avoid these irritants, and manage symptoms accordingly. Flare-ups that come with a runny nose and itchy eyes seem harmless, but common environmental habits can make these symptoms worse.
At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, Dr. Liszewski and the entire allergy team work with patients to detect allergy triggers that contribute to worsening symptoms. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC continues to be the leading allergy management facility in the entire state.
One of our main goals of managing allergy symptoms is to give patients the tools to live healthy and normal lives. If you suffer from stubborn seasonal allergies, consider these common culprits that could cause flare-ups:
Produce Raised With Pollen Proteins. Oral-allergy syndrome (OAS) affects nearly one third of pollen allergy patients in the US, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Raw produce can sometimes be covered with a food protein very similar to pollen. Once you ingest these foods covered in the protein, often found on apples, tomatoes, and cantaloupe, your body translates the protein as pollen and causes itchy throat and mouth.
Contact Lenses. When pollen counts are high, your allergist may recommend you stay inside or wait to venture outdoors until the pollen levels are low. If you wear contacts, this may also be a time you want to switch to glasses. Contacts are susceptible to absorbing pollen and other airborne irritants, thus increasing irritability to your eyes.
Alcohol. Red wine especially, can manipulate allergy symptoms. Red wine contains sulfites that can make allergies a lot worse. Women who drink at least 14 glasses of red wine per week were 78 percent more likely to have perpetual stuffy noses, according to a Danish study published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy.
If you battle itchy eyes, a runny nose, or skin rashes on a daily basis, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Liszewski. People living in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding Arizona communities can find convenient access to our care at The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC.
Providing the most comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and treatment of allergy diseases, The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC is the leading allergy clinic in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. If you suffer from environmental, food, or chemical allergies, don’t wait any longer and call us now at (480) 634-2985!
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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