Patient-Centered Environmental Allergy Treatments in McKinney and Beyond
Environmental allergies are an immune system response to substances in the air you breathe. These substances include dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, chemicals and cockroach droppings, and they cause allergic reactions in adults and children across North Texas.
At TexasAllergyMD we provide innovative allergy care that empowers patients to experience a better quality of life. A consultation with Dr. Mireku will set you on the path to better health – one that leads to a refreshed sense of well-being.
Environmental Allergy Symptoms and Professional Testing
Identifying your allergy triggers is the first step in a comprehensive treatment plan. At our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake, we use both skin prick testing and patch tests during the diagnosis phase.
We also pay close attention to your medical history and how you describe your symptoms. For instance, have you experienced any of these symptoms associated with environmental and seasonal allergies?
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Postnasal drip
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat
- Tiredness and fatigue
Keep in mind that environmental allergies are not restricted to the outdoors. Many of the allergenic particles that are responsible for triggering these symptoms are in fact floating around at home or work.
The Main Environmental Allergies We Treat
Totally avoiding indoor and outdoor environmental allergens is a challenge, and many of our patients are unsure of what’s really causing their symptoms until after they’ve undergone testing and received a diagnosis. Let’s look at some of the substances that often cause irritating environmental allergy symptoms.
- Mold – Fungi thrive in damp, humid environments such as bathrooms, basements, piles of leaves and grass.
- Dust Mites – These microscopic bugs live in household dust and are found in bedding, carpets and upholstered furniture.
- Pet Dander – These are tiny flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, birds and other animals with fur or feathers.
- Pollen – Pollen from trees, grasses and weeds is with us throughout the year. It can easily settle on clothing and hitch-hike into the home.
- Cockroaches – Cockroach saliva, droppings and even shed skin are lesser-known causes of allergic reactions.
If you or your child are dealing with an environmental allergy, TexasAllergyMD provides forward-thinking treatments for better long-term health.
Common Questions About Environmental Allergies
Currently there is no final cure for environmental allergies, yet their symptoms can be effectively managed. Treatment options like allergen avoidance, medication and immunotherapy can significantly reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
To reduce exposure to indoor allergens use air filters; control your humidity indoors to prevent mold; buy allergen-proof covers for mattresses and pillows; clean and dust your home regularly.
Home remedies for managing environmental allergies include nasal irrigation (with a saline solution) and using a humidifier in the home. These strategies work best alongside allergist-prescribed treatments.
Innovative Allergy Care in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake
Dr. Mireku helps patients cope with the symptoms of environmental allergies. For the best preventative allergy care, visit TexasAllergyMD at one of our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake. We also offer convenient telehealth options. Call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment today.
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