About Environmental Allergies

Environmental allergies are more commonly referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. An allergic reaction is triggered in the nose when specific allergens such as pollen or mold spores are detected, causing the body to release histamine. This reaction often results in inflammation, nasal congestion, swollen nasal membranes and reduced sinus drainage due to blockage, all of which can interfere with breathing. While pollen allergies are seasonal, mold allergies are perennial.

Our specialists will be able to help you with your environmental allergy treatment. First, through testing, they will identify the source of your environmental allergy. They will then work together with you on a plan to avoid or decrease contact with the source, and prescribe or recommend medication and sprays that could help you to deal with the symptoms of exposure.

Types of Environmental Allergies