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Stop Suffering: How Your Allergies can Stop Tomorrow

Do allergies run your life? Do you forget what it’s like not having them?

You may have lived with them so long, you don’t give a second thought to the steps you have to take, just to feel human again. Is there a permanent allergy cure?

Pills, eye drops, Kleenex, and a ton of antihistamines rattle with every step you take. But that’s the only way… isn’t it?

Get Rid of Your Allergies. Find Your Permanent Allergy Cure

It all starts with an assessment, to see exactly what you’re up against. Through physical examination and skin tests, we determine exactly what allergens trigger your reaction, in order to prescribe the proper treatment.

In addition, we can test to see if you are allergic to the allergens that exist in the Houston area.

For more severe cases, allergy shots may be needed to build up the body’s immune response to the allergen over time.

Treating the cause is far, far more effective than treating them symptoms.

What Causes Your Allergies

When an allergen enters your body, your immune system tries to counter. In most cases, your body produces histamine, which causes the symptoms typically associated with allergies and hay fever:

  • Headaches
  • Sneezing
  • Watery or itchy eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Scratchy throat

Your symptoms are similar to having the flu. But people suffering from allergies do not typically miss work or school. They try to carry on with their daily lives, while struggling with the uncomfortable symptoms.

But they don’t have to.

You’re not alone

Millions of people have allergies, and the numbers are rising. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “Worldwide, the rise in prevalence of allergic diseases has continued in the industrialized world for more than 50 years.”

Other interesting statistics include:

  • Worldwide, sensitization rates to one or more common allergens among school children are currently approaching 40%-50%
  • In 2012, 10.6% or 7.8 million children reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months
  • Roughly 13% of people 18 and over in the U.S. have sinusitis
  • Roughly 7.8% of people 18 and over in the U.S. have hay fever
  • In 2010, White children in the U.S. were more likely to have had hay fever (10%) than black children (7%)
  • Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10% and 30 % of the population
  • Worldwide, sensitization (IgE antibodies) to foreign proteins in the environment is present in up to 40% of the population
  • In 2012, 7.5% or 17.6 million adults were diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months
  • In 2012, 9.0% or 6.6 million children reported hay fever in the past 12 months
  • In 2010, 11.1 million visits to physician offices resulted with a primary diagnosis of allergic rhinitis

Get Help. Enjoy Your Summer

At Houston Sinus & Allergy, we see a variety of issues that result in a loss of smell, as well as other stressful or painful situations, and we know how to provide long term relief.  If you’re experiencing difficulty in smelling or nasal breathing, Book an assessment with us, and find your permanent allergy cure.