Allergies can cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms that can interfere with your daily life. From difficulty sleeping to poor concentration and limited social interaction, allergies can have a major impact on your life.
At Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, our experts have provided insight into how allergies affect your daily life and what you can do to take control of your symptoms.
What Are the Common Allergy Symptoms?
Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, itchy skin, and nasal congestion. These uncomfortable symptoms can make it difficult to concentrate, get comfortable and stay productive every day.
How Can Allergy Symptoms Affect My Life?
Allergy symptoms like coughing and sneezing can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. This can lead to feeling tired and irritable during the day. Without enough sleep on a regular basis, you may experience issues with memory. This lack of sleep can also cause dark circles and dull skin. This can also cause a breakdown in collagen, which is responsible for the youthful plumpness of the skin.
Poor Work/School Performance
Allergy symptoms, such as itchy skin, can interfere with your ability to concentrate on daily tasks or may require you to take frequent breaks to try and get relief from the symptoms, leading to difficulty at work or in school.
Limited Social Interactions
Constantly dealing with allergy symptoms can be embarrassing and make it difficult to socialize with friends and family. Additionally, you may need to avoid outdoor activities or outings with loved ones due to high pollen counts throughout the seasons, causing you to miss out on summer BBQs or fall apple picking.
Higher Risk of Additional Health Problems
When you suffer from an allergic reaction to something such as pollen, it causes your nasal passages to become inflamed. Continual inflammation in this area can lead to chronic sinus infections. Allergies also raise your risk of asthma, and in other cases, allergens can trigger an asthma attack.
Allergy Treatment for Seasonal Allergies
At Allergy & Clinical Immunology, we offer expert allergy treatments for seasonal allergies to help ease your symptoms and help you regain your routine! We utilize immunotherapy or allergy shots to help your immune system change the way it reacts to allergens. We gradually increase the amount of allergen over several months to help decrease your sensitivity to allergen and reduce your symptoms. Contact us today to learn more!