Allergy Services for Long Lasting Relief
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.
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. Allergies are often lumped together however, there are different names or types such as allergic rhinitis, hayfever, perenial allergies, and asthmatic allergies
Allergies We Treat:
- Seasonal: Most of Arizona Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also known as Hayfever) occurs during our late winter/ spring, and fall. Seasonal allergies are caused by allergic sensitivities to pollens from grasses, trees and desert weeds, flowers since that is when our plants flower and grow.
- Perennial: People with perennial allergic rhinitis experience symptoms year-round. Perennial allergies are often caused by dust invisible dander, cockroaches, invisible mold spores and our year-round pollution,
Some people may experience both types of rhinitis, with perennial symptoms getting worse during specific pollen seasons. Allergies can be confusing which is why meeting with a true allergy specialist can help diagnose which allergens are causing your problems.
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. See also – What are the Most Common Desert Allergens?
- 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 Can Help You:
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 hay fever 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.
About Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates, P.C.
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.