Spring is the worst time of the year for seasonal allergies. It leaves millions of Americans miserable every year. Our Corpus Christi Allergy Specialist can help you manage your misery with ease. The biggest spring trigger is pollen because tiny grains are released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds for the purpose of fertilizing other plants. When those pollen grains get into the nose of someone who is allergic they send the immune system into overdrive. The immune system mistakenly sees the pollen as foreign invaders and releases antibodies. The antibodies attack the allergens, which releases a chemical called histamine into the blood. Histamines trigger a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and other allergy symptoms.
Unfortunately, pollen can travel for miles leaving a path of destruction for allergy sufferers along the way. The higher the pollen count the greater the misery. Allergy symptoms can tend to be really high on breezy days when the wind picks up and carries the pollen through the air. Rainy days, on the other hand, tend to be low because the rain washes the pollen away. If you’ve never been diagnosed with springtime allergies but notice that you are experiencing itchy eyes and nose you may want to see a doctor for an allergy skin test. Allergens can also trigger asthma making it difficult to breathe and causing coughing and wheezing. You don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. Allergy specialists can manage your symptoms so you can get back to living your life.