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3 Scary Facts About Allergies

3 Scary Facts About Allergies

Frightening Facts About Your Allergy Symptoms

Autumn is full of plenty of scary, festive sights — but your allergies shouldn’t be one of them. If you’ve been putting off diagnosing and treating your allergies, these facts may just scare you straight.

1. Ragweed pollen travels hundreds of miles.

Though you may think that you don’t live anywhere near an open field of ragweed, these small allergens can still spread through the air and impact your immune system. This means a season full of watery eyes, scratchy throats, and stuffy noses if you leave your symptoms untreated.

2. Allergies have many of the same symptoms as the flu and COVID-19.

The main difference between allergy and flu-like symptoms? Most patients with allergies never develop a fever, however, patients with COVID-19 and the seasonal flu do. To avoid anxiety over your condition this flu season, you should seek a diagnosis for your symptoms as soon as possible.

3. Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room.

What’s more is that according to Food Allergy Research & Education, 200,000 people in the U.S. require emergency medical care for allergic reactions to food. Allergies of any type can send you to the emergency room if your flare-up is bad enough — from pet dander to peanuts and latex.

Seek Relief for Your Fall Allergies Today

You shouldn’t have to fear having an allergic reaction this season. The best way to resolve your worries is to seek a diagnosis from our team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia and find the personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

To schedule your same-day or next-day appointment, contact our team today: (770) 285-5200