Indoor and Outdoor Allergies

Young woman blowing her nose due to allergy while being in the natureMillions of people throughout the country suffer from allergies – both the seasonal and perennial (or year round) variety – from allergic triggers in our environment. Perennial (or year-round) allergies are often caused by common indoor triggers such as dust mites, mold, pets and cockroaches and are the body’s physical reactions to inhaled airborne allergy triggering proteins, known as “allergens”. These perennial, or year-round, allergy sufferers deal with stuffy or runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, and wheezing all year long. Others suffer from seasonal allergies from trees, grasses, or weeds.

Symptoms may occur in the spring, summer or early fall or, in some individuals who suffer from tree, grass and weed allergies, from early spring through the first frost.

Initially, allergy sufferers may not be able to differentiate between allergy symptoms and a cold or virus. Some symptoms of a cold and allergies are similar: sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose. But, if your symptoms are also accompanied with a fever, sore throat, colored nasal discharge, and achiness, then you probably have a cold.

With allergies, there is never a fever, the nasal discharge is clear, and eyes, nose and throat may become irritated and itchy. And, while a cold usually lasts about a week, allergies can last all year.

Allergies are a widespread and diverse chronic condition, but there are treatment options available to help ease the discomfort. Our experienced allergy providers at Schweiger Dermatology Group provided comprehensive allergy care and can create an effective treatment plan personalized just for you. Schedule an appointment today and let the journey to better health begin.

Our experienced allergy providers at Schweiger Dermatology Group provide comprehensive allergy care and can create an effective treatment plan personalized just for you. Schedule an appointment today.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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