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Allergies in Arlington, TX
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Our Arlington staff works hard and diligently to ensure your allergy symptoms and flare-ups are under control and well managed. If you've experienced a chronic cough in conjunction with your allergies, our provider at Cure Allergy Clinic draws on diverse experience in internal medicine, lung diseases, and allergic diseases to recommend an effective treatment. All programs at Cure Allergy Clinic were created by a board-certified allergist with advanced training in allergic diseases.
Why Am I Getting Allergies?
Allergies result from an overactive immune system. With allergies, your immune system confuses a harmless substance, such as dust or a type of food, for a deadly intruder. Your body also may have this same overreaction when you're exposed to insect venom, which is admittedly more dangerous, but usually not lethal. When your body overreacts, it does its best to flush out the substance that it perceives as dangerous. This response can lead to a multitude of uncomfortable allergy symptoms, including a cough and runny nose.
What Are the Signs of Seasonal Allergies?
Your allergy symptoms depend on the allergen or allergens that provoked a response in your immune system. The list of potential allergens is long and varies from person to person.
Certain foods, pet dander, pollens, medication, insects, and materials like latex can trigger allergic symptoms, which may include:
- Itchy/watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Chest congestion
- Difficulty breathing
Another symptom, a chronic cough, is often caused by an undiagnosed allergy or irritation in the environment.
Why Do Allergies Cause Coughing?
Allergies can cause coughing as the body's immune system reacts to perceived threats, triggering various responses. When allergens such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander are inhaled, they can irritate the respiratory passages, leading to inflammation and increased mucus production. This irritation can result in persistent coughing as the body attempts to expel the irritants.
Can I Develop Seasonal Allergies As I Get Older?
The symptoms of seasonal allergies can sometimes appear in adults, even if they didn't show these signs as a child. Adult-onset allergies can occur in early adulthood due to factors such as changes in the immune system or relocation to a new environment.
Treatment Options for Allergies
The first step is to pinpoint the source of your allergies correctly through comprehensive allergy testing. Once that's accomplished, your provider at Cure Allergy Clinic may recommend avoiding substances that trigger your allergies or suggest advanced treatment options to minimize or cure your allergies.
You may benefit from:
- Sublingual Immunotherapy (CureSLIT) or Allergy Drops: CureSLIT is used to treat asthma, sinus issues, seasonal allergies, rhinitis, animal allergies, dust & mold allergies, and eczema. At Cure Allergy Clinic we offer drops if shots are less preferred, and we pride ourselves on providing some of the most inexpensive, sweet-tasting drops on the market today.
- Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) or Allergy Shots: Similar to allergy drops, allergy shots build up your natural immunity. Shots are effective against environmental allergens, such as pollen, animals, mold, and dust mites.
You should consider seeing an allergy doctor at Cure Allergy Clinic if your symptoms are significantly affecting your daily life, if over-the-counter treatments are ineffective, or if you suspect your symptoms might be due to something other than allergies.
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