Could it be allergies?

In this part of Texas, if you have a dull ache behind your eyes, stuffy nose, and itchy throat, it’s likely that your sinus has had a run in with what’s in the air. More than 50 million people in United States suffer from allergies, and an estimated 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens.

You can start by treating your symptoms with an over-the-counter allergy medication, irrigate your nasal passages with warm water solution from a neti pot and drink lots of water. Around the house, keep windows and doors closed as much as possible to keep pollens from coming inside, vacuum carpets and rugs regularly and change your air filters monthly. If you don’t find relief from home remedies, the Allergy Clinic at SMSC can help.

We partner with Allergy Services of America, LLC (ASA) that enables us to provide a full spectrum of allergy testing and immunotherapy to patients. Testing and treatment is done at the clinic. We have a state-of-the-art facility where we conduct our allergy testing procedure. We have a dedicated staff trained as allergy technicians under the supervision of ASA’s Director of Clinical Allergy Services. This makes the process efficient removing the need to outsource the allergy testing procedure.

If you think that you may be suffering from allergies and the symptoms are recurring, consult your Primary Care Physician. If your doctor confirms you are susceptible to environmental allergens, contact us at (254) 968-6051 Extension 4223.