Treating Your Summer Allergies at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia
The dog days of summer are here, and so is the humid Georgia summer weather. With higher temperatures also comes a new set of allergens for patients to be mindful of.
Luckily, our team of board-certified allergy experts at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia is here to help you find relief and control your symptoms all season long.
Common Georgia Summer Allergens
Before you can treat your allergies, it’s important to know the most common allergens that could affect you during summer. In Georgia, the top five are:
- Grass pollen
- Mold spores
- Seasonal fruit
- Blooming plants
What Are My Treatment Options?
Once you’ve recognized you have allergies and have visited one of our convenient Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia locations for treatment, our team will prescribe a combination of the following recommendations:
Our allergy shot treatments are directed by our board-certified, highly experienced allergists. As a result, our allergy shot treatments reduce allergy symptoms by 80-90% for most people.
Allergy shots provide long-term relief for Atlanta area patients who suffer from a variety of indoor, seasonal, and insect allergies, as well as common conditions such as asthma, recurrent and chronic sinusitis, and eczema.
Our specialists recommend allergy drops for patients who are allergic to outdoor allergens like grass, ragweed, and tree pollen. Also known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), allergy drops come in either a tablet or liquid form and are taken orally.
A biologic is a type of medication derived from living organisms such as a protein. It can be used to target specific areas of the immune system and prevent inflammation.
These treatments are especially beneficial for patients who have not seen an improvement in their symptoms after using daily controller medications.
In addition to treatments, many allergy sufferers may find that making changes in their lifestyle can help keep their symptoms at bay.
Use these tips from our board-certified experts at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia to limit your exposure to outdoor allergens:
- Keep an eye on the weather.
- Track high-pollen hours.
- Wash your body and clothes when you get home.
- Clean your home frequently to keep it as allergy-free as possible.
- Keep windows and doors closed.
- Ensure your family members, as well as your guests, remove footwear before entering the home.
Find Relief for Your Summer Allergies
Our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia recommend allergy drops for patients who are allergic to outdoor allergens like grass, ragweed, and tree pollen.
If you are suffering from summer allergies, let our allergy team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia help you find immediate and lasting relief.