Ashford Clinic Blog
Can I Have Allergies All Year Long?
If you are someone who suffers from itchy, watery eyes, congestion, or other common allergy symptoms all year long, is it year-long allergies? Unfortunately, that could actually be the case.
Some allergies are seasonal, and caused by various types of pollen. Tree and grass pollens cause the majority of issues for people with pollen allergies, but flowers can take some blame as well. And while spring is famous for allergy issues, late summer and into the fall are uncomfortable times for people with ragweed and grass allergies.
When it comes to the “off” seasons, indoor allergens are usually to blame. Mold, dust from dust mites, cockroach droppings, and pet dander are all common indoor allergens. Mold loves to bloom in damp spaces, whether that’s behind a leaky pipe or around condensation from air conditioning units. With good air circulation, regular cleaning, and monitoring humidity levels you can improve indoor air quality significantly and reduce indoor allergens. As for the outside, mold does love damp areas like old leaf piles and dense vegetation.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s possible to be allergic to multiple allergens. You could have a combination of spring pollen and pet dander allergies, or mold and grass pollens. This is why allergy testing can be so helpful! It removes the guesswork and allows you and your doctor to plan your treatments so that they can be more effective.
If you suffer from allergy symptoms year-round, we’d love to talk to you about options for treatment specifically tailored to your allergies. One of those treatment options could be allergy drops. Allergy drops work overtime to increase your body’s immunity to specific allergens, decreasing or possibly eliminating the need for over-the-counter medications. To find out more, give us a call at 706-248-6860.