Fall Allergies Explained

09/01/2020

If you are one of the many New Jersey area patients who struggle with sneezing, itchy eyes, and other problems during the fall season, you may be dealing with fall seasonal allergies. During this time of year, we often see many men and women come into our practice seeking a solution for their allergies. Until one or several frosts occurs, all the pollen-producing plants are still active and can continue to bother those who are allergic to them. This includes grasses, weeds, ragweed, and trees.

When is it allergies and when is it asthma?

Allergies and asthma are often easy to distinguish. Allergies cause symptoms such as an itchy throat, red eyes, and nasal congestion, while asthma is related specifically to one’s ability to breathe properly, especially if exercising. However, there are times when patients who have been diagnosed with asthma experience elevated symptoms and problems due to their season allergies. This is why it is important for patients to visit an ENT professional if they experience one or both of these issues to get a definitive diagnosis and find answers to help them feel more comfortable and reduce symptoms.

How do I know if it is allergies?

At Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat, we are here to help patients find out what is occurring that is making them feel less like themselves. During an examination, we can provide skin testing to determine a patient’s specific allergens. Then, we work directly with the patient to reduce these issues and allow them to feel better as soon as possible. Managing allergies is best done with the assistance of a professional, as many patients often find little to no relief with traditional over-the-counter medications at their local drugstores.

Learn more about managing fall allergies with Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat

Neptune and Holmdel, NJ area residents who are suffering through the fall season with suspected allergies are strongly encouraged to book a consultation visit with our team of professionals at Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat to discuss obtaining a definitive diagnosis and proper treatment. Call (732) 280-7855 today to request an appointment at one of our various practice locations.