Are you one of the many Atlanta residents who suffers from allergies each summer? Allergies are a particular problem during the summer months, but without allergy testing, you may not know the precise causes. Grass pollen, molds, eczema and insect bites are some common culprits, with as many as 17.1% of the US population suffering from eczema. Outdoor activities and new vacation spots can also increase allergy risks from insects and pollen.
Keep reading to find out the causes of common summer allergies, and remember to share our infographic with friends and family on social media.
What Are the Common Causes of Summer Allergies?
Before you can start treating your allergies, it is important to know what’s causing them. Here are some of the most common causes of summer allergies.
The most common symptom of eczema is a dry rash that can itch and crack. Eczema is often the result of exposure to plants, pet dander, pollen, latex or sunlight, but may also be caused by detergents or food allergies. While topical creams and medications can prove effective, you may opt for immunotherapy treatment to provide some long-lasting relief.
Insect bites and stings are common during the summer, but what exactly is an insect allergy? As people are outside and insects are more active, they are more likely to experience bites. Venom, fluid or waste from insects like bees, wasps, ants, mosquitoes and hornets cause the immune system to overreact and release antibodies. The subsequent skin bumps, hives and itching may require medication, such as an EpiPen® in case of emergency.
Grass Pollen and Outdoor Molds
Some familiar summer allergy symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing and hay fever are caused by pollen and mold. The symptoms caused by both allergens are similar, but allergy testing can determine the exact triggers. Pollen and mold allergies can be treated with antihistamines and other medication, by taking precautions when the pollen count is high (limiting outdoor time) – and by using allergy shots to increase tolerance levels.
Effective Treatment for Summer Allergies Is Available
The first stage of effective treatment is straightforward – get tested for allergies. After determining the allergens at fault, your allergist will create a treatment plan. Summer allergies can be managed by staying away from environments likely to trigger an allergic reaction. However, staying indoors during the summer is not ideal, so a treatment plan including medication and immunotherapy can help create an allergy-free summer.
Now that you understand the main causes of summer allergies, it’s time to spread awareness to your friends and family who are also suffering during this period. Share this infographic on social media to help your friends get some assistance with their allergies this summer.
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Help Yourself and Others Treat Summer Allergies
Summer allergies affect people of all ages in Atlanta and across the country. For effective treatment of your summer allergies, request an appointment in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Johns Creek by calling (678) 668-4688, or contact us online.
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