Our Allergy Specialists Can Provide Long Lasting Solutions to Your Allergies
An allergy is an immune system response to substances like desert pollen, olive trees, weeds, pet dander, and other allergens, most of which are not even harmful to your health. An allergic attack is often characterized by symptoms like sneezing, sinus issues, skin rashes, and inflammation. These types of allergies, caused by pollen and dust, can be referred to as hayfever or allergic rhinitis.
One out of five people in the United States is allergic to one or more allergens. With such a high rate of incidence, allergies are ranked 5th among leading chronic diseases in the country. In this article, we review the common types of allergens in Phoenix, their causes, and how we can help you manage your allergies.
What Should You Expect At Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates, P.C.?
Our Phoenix allergy and asthma clinic is staffed with allergy specialists who have a better understanding of all types of desert allergens. Unlike general practitioners, our allergy specialists are better qualified to identify and provide specialized treatment using the appropriate medicines. We handle both pediatric (children allergies and asthma) and adult cases of allergies and related infections like Sinusitis.
Three-Step Treatment Process to a Long-Lasting Allergy Solution Upon visiting one of our 5 allergy & asthma clinics, our medical experts will take you through a three-step process during your first appointment.
- Step 1 is a Comprehensive Clinic Consultation: The first step in our process is to spend 90 minutes to an hour with you. Our team of specialists will assess your case by asking multiple questions intended to help understand your situation. We are eager to discuss the details of your allergies to help us find a better solution for you. Furthermore, our doctors specialize in pediatric allergies so we can even help you with your young children. Plus our services are covered by the majority of insurance plans!
- Step 2 is On-site Lab Testing: During the first appointment and after your personal consultation, our team will perform diagnostic procedures like skin tests to identify the specific type of allergens you are allergic to. No waiting for results or having to research which test to take!
- Step 3 is Leaving with a Personalized Treatment Plan: Our allergy scratch tests includes up to 140 allergens! This comprehensive visit will help us to determine the type of substances you are allergic to, which is then used to formulate a unique treatment plan that suits your particular case. We will prescribe you the most logical medicine to manage the allergens your body reacts to. Depending on your situation our doctor may prescribe you decongestants, allergy sprays, eye drops, allergy shots, and auto-injectors, among other allergy treatment options. If our client is a minor, our pediatric allergists will help formulate a child-friendly treatment plan.
Arizona Allergies can be Severe!
Most allergic attacks in Phoenix appear during the spring season when most trees, grasses, and other plants flower. Besides the spring season we may also experience increased allergic cases resulting from dust and pollution throughout the year.Some of the most commonly asked about Phoenix area allergens that we treat:
- Arizona Trees such as Mulberry, Ash & Olive: Mulberry produces a lot of pollen, making it a top allergen in Phoenix. An allergic attack from mulberry pollen causes symptoms like lethargy, sneezing, itchy eyes, and coughing.Ash and olive trees are beautiful ornamental trees found throughout Phoenix’s metropolitan area. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, these trees have become one of Arizona’s’ largest contributor to our seasonal allergy misery .Allergic attacks associated with arizona ash trees and Arizona olive trees cause difficulty in breathing, mild headaches, and watery eyes.
- Desert Ragweed: Ragweed is an annual plant whose allergens cause skin rash, inflamed and itchy eyes, noisy breathing, and sneezing.
- Landscaping Grass: Our grass is another top allergen because it is found almost everywhere in Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix and Avondale. – in our “water retention parks”, front yards, and in HOA common areas. Twice a year, we re-seed our grasses which causes particles to get in the air frequently. Bermuda grass is the most common type of grass species grown in Phoenix. Allergic symptoms caused by grass may include sneezing and itchy eyes.
- Pet Dander: Besides the seasonal allergens, pet dander is another common allergy carrier that affects people who have cats and dogs – or come into contact with them. Symptoms of pet dander allergies include noisy breathing, runny and itchy nose, red eyes, and sneezing.
- And much more! There are hundreds of known allergens just here in Arizona so we cannot list them all! However, our years of experience and education allow us to accurately diagnose your symptoms for many other allergies.
How We Help You Manage Your Allergies:
The most common way of managing allergic rhinitis is staying away from possible allergens. However, this is not practical since it is difficult to stay away from some of the allergens like dust and pollen. Based on the high likelihood of coming into contact with the allergens, our specialized treatment plan will serve an important part in managing your allergies.
Besides the management of allergies, our doctors can treat respiratory conditions such as sinus disease, a condition with similar symptoms to those of allergies. Unlike other allergy attacks like hayfever and asthma, sinus disease is a bacterial or fungal infection that causes inflammation to the sinuses. Some symptoms of the disease include coughing, headache, bad breath, nasal congestion, stiffness, and fatigue which are similar to allergies. Often times, people are confused by the similarities. Our doctors can help to determine the right course of action for the right symptom.
Our specialists and medical team care about our patients! It’s not only important that we spend time with our patients but also that we create a practical treatment plan that will improve everyone’s quality of life. Click to call to schedule your first visit to one of our 5 allergy & asthma clinics in the Phoenix Metro area today— and get a solution to even the most complex allergic issues.