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Pollen Allergist in Leesburg, VA
Testing and Treatment of Seasonal Allergies
When it comes to seasonal environmental allergies, for most people pollen is the most common trigger for sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes. Pollen allergies or “seasonal allergic rhinitis” can occur in the spring, summer or fall as plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants. Most of the pollens that cause allergic reactions come from trees, weeds and grasses.
Seasonal & Pollen Allergy Testing & Treatment
At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Institute, Dr. Laura Ispas and her experienced team in Leesburg can confirm your pollen allergy with a simple test then help you find relief from your allergy with our proven treatments such as accelerated allergy shots or RUSH immunotherapy.
We offer same-day allergy appointments for new patients and are in-network with most insurance plans.
First, we will give you an allergy test to confirm that you are suffering from seasonal allergies caused by pollen or other environmental elements such as dust and/or mold.
Once your allergy is confirmed we will start helping you find relief with our proven treatments. Most of our patients opt for our rapid allergy shots treatment which can give you relief from your allergies in weeks – even in the same season. We help you get relief faster!
Common Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
The most common seasonal or pollen allergy symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Red, itchy or watery eyes
- Sinus congestion
- Post-nasal drip
While over-the-counter medications provide temporary relief from allergies they are not a long-term solution to treating your allergies. Plus, who wants to suffer 3 out of 4 seasons every year when they can get a treatment that provides long-term relief.
Tips for Reducing Your Seasonal Allergies
Prior to treatment or during your allergy treatment with Dr. Ispas, try some of the tricks below to help reduce your seasonal or pollen allergies.
- Avoid hanging laundry outside to dry
- Keep your car windows and home windows closed
- Take a shower at the end of the day to reduce pollen expsoure overnight
- Take vacations in areas with less pollen such as the beach
- Avoid mowing lawns or raking leaves as it stirs up the pollen
- Wear a pollen mask and sunglasses when outside to keep pollen out of your mouth, nose and eyes
- Try to stay indoors when pollen or mold levels are high
- Avoid hair gels and sprays as they trap pollen and increase your exposure
Long Term Seasonal Allergy Relief
The best way to get long-term relief is with allergy shots or allergy drops treatment. Multiple medical studies indicate that allergy shots are the most effective treatment for allergies, and the results aren’t even close. Allergy shots help you feel better and save you money in the long run by reducing medication use, ER and hospital visits, and missed work and school.
These treatments are the only proven way to change your immune system to build up a tolerance to the cause of your allergies and overtime reduce or even eliminate your allergic reactions.
Call us today at 571.399.5132 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Laura Ispas and her team at our Leesburg, VA office.