Have you been trying to avoid your allergies but they follow you everywhere you go? Are you feeling miserable? Is the sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; nasal drainage; and constant coughing getting to be too much?
This is the question I get asked the most! Everyone wants to know – patients, parents, nurses, and other doctors.
It seems that everyone has “hay fever” these days. If you don’t believe me, just ask people if they are suffering from sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, watery eyes, and itching of the nose, eyes or even mouth!
It doesn’t seem fair — not only do you have asthma but you also suffer from allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and nose, plus that itchy rash in the creases of your arms and legs. While genetics play a role in your asthma, so can allergy and infections.
For most patients, exposures to allergens (things we can be allergic to like dust mites, pollens, etc.) are to blame for causing most of these symptoms. If you want to get better, you have to treat your allergies.
Your options are: