Allergic asthma is a common form of asthma. Asthma affects the lives of more than 22 million people in U.S!. And About a large majority of kids with childhood asthma have allergies, whereas half of adults get asthma without allergies. Asthma and allergy symptoms make it difficult to breathe. When you can’t breathe, you can’t focus on anything else again until you can. It drastically affects your daily living.
Should you move to a place with less allergens? Good luck with this! Even in the dry climate of Arizona, where mold spores are few, desert allergens can wreak havoc on sinuses and bronchial tubes.
Dispelling the Arizona Myth
Many assume the desert southwest of Arizona is a safe haven for asthma allergy sufferers but they’re wrong. While there may be less foliage in Arizona than there is in say in the Midwest or East, the mild climate means flora and fauna bloom year round. This means that symptoms are occurring year round, and especially worse after big rain or wet monsoon season.
As you’ll see from the list below, it’s not the amount of foliage that matters to allergy sufferers so much as the type of foliage. Plants native to the desert southwest like ragweed and juniper are some of the worst asthma and allergy triggers anywhere.
Common Triggers for Asthma/Allergy Sufferers in Arizona
- Bermuda grass
- Wind pollenated plants
- Animal dander
- Dust and dirt
- Phoenix Pollution
- Tobacco smoke
- Respiratory infections
Of course, if you live in Arizona and suffer allergy symptoms or asthma attacks, this is not news to you. What you’re looking for is relief from those symptoms, some way to walk outside during peak pollen times without immediately experiencing inflamed sinuses, post-nasal drip, itchiness, or wheezing.
Our allergy, asthma, and immunology specialists understand Arizona, and they understand how miserable these symptoms make you feel. To help you breathe easier, they may do the following:
- Perform allergy testing to determine your specific triggers
- Provide immunotherapy (allergy shots) to help your body respond to allergens
- Teach you ways to minimize your exposure to pollen
- Help you manage your asthma so you can avoid costly trips to the hospital for treatment
To find relief from seasonal or year-round asthma and allergy symptoms, call one of our offices to schedule an appointment with one of our asthmatic allergy specialists today. We have treated thousands of patients in Phoenix and want you to know that…