Pollen, mold, and bug bites are common culprits for causing spring sniffles.
Here are some common signs and symptoms that may point to the presence
of environmental allergies.
According to the
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, allergens are generally harmless substances that trigger a response from
the immune system. This causes your body to fight off the foreign particles—known
as an allergic reaction. Some of the most frequently reported allergens include:
- Pet dander
- Cigarette smoke
Environmental allergy symptoms are often confused with cold and flu symptoms
as they each tend to affect the respiratory system, however, they are
not caused by the same things. While the cold and flu are viral infections,
allergies are due to your immune system overreacting to substances in
Common signs and symptoms of environmental allergies include:
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Coughing and/or wheezing
- Shortness of breath
- Asthma attacks
- Itchy/irritated eyes
When to Seek Medical Attention
Although those suffering from allergies may become used to frequent mild
symptoms like sneezing or congestion, if they continue to persist and
hinder your quality of life, you should consult an allergist to address them.
In some cases, symptoms can be more severe. You should seek medical attention
to address your symptoms if you experience any of the following:
- Over-the-counter medications don’t control your symptoms.
- You frequently feel short of breath.
- You experience frequent sinus infections and/or nasal congestion.
Walk-in-Clinic in Gillette, Wyoming
If your allergy symptoms begin to get in the way of everyday activities, the
in Gillette, Wyoming, is here to help. When it comes to urgent care, each
patient can expect us to help them get back to life with quality care
and personalized service.
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