Are allergy symptoms getting to you? An allergist can help.
Are you finding yourself constantly battling sneezing, coughing, runny nose or a rash? If so, you could be dealing with allergies. It’s a problem that affects millions, and while more minor symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications it’s also important to recognize how our Southlake and Fort Worth, TX, allergists Dr. Leon, Dr. Shakouri and Dr. Seth can help.
When should I see an allergist?
While you may run to your local pharmacy for a simple over-the-counter allergy medication, it may be time to find out what’s going on if you are noticing,
- Chronic nasal congestion (this could be a sign of nasal polyps or a deviated septum, which can mimic allergy symptoms)
- Symptoms of hay fever such as runny nose and sneezing that lasts for weeks
- Red itchy, tearing eyes that may produce discharge (signs of allergic pinkeye)
- Severe or persistent cough
- Tightness in the chest, trouble breathing or wheezing (could be signs of asthma)
- That symptoms aren’t improving with over-the-counter medication and home remedies
Why should I see a doctor?
Allergies may not seem like a big deal but leaving your symptoms untreated can lead to more serious issues such as chronic inflammation of the sinuses. Sometimes people with allergies are also more likely to develop asthma and deal with recurring respiratory infections. Since some of these symptoms can be severe it’s important that you have an allergist here in Fort Worth, TX, that you can turn to for regular care.
How can an allergist help me?
Your doctor is most likely going to put you through allergy testing in order to determine what’s causing your symptoms. From there, we can create a custom treatment plan that fits your needs. If you also have asthma, we will need to provide you with the proper medication to control your symptoms. Other treatment options include,
- Lifestyle modifications/avoiding allergy triggers
- Avoiding certain foods (if you deal with food allergies)
- Prescription antihistamines or other types of allergy medication that can provide more effective relief from severe and unresponsive allergy symptoms
- Allergy shots/immunotherapy (in more severe cases)
Is it time for you to visit our Fort Worth, TX, allergist? With offices in Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, Texas Regional Asthma and Allergy Center makes it easy to get the proper allergy treatment you need. Call us today at (817) 421-0770.