Ankeny Seasonal Allergy Relief
Breathe & Live Better
Our staff works hard to provide long-term relief for Ankeny & West Des Moines area patients who suffer from a variety of seasonal allergies, as well as common conditions. For people with seasonal allergies, spring doesn't have the same allure as for non-allergy sufferers. That's because pollen count rises and can cause hay fever, which can lead to fatigue, headache, sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes, rash, or asthma symptoms.
Don’t hesitate to reach out for help today, dial (515) 619-5179 to schedule an appointment and learn more about Ankeny seasonal allergy relief.
Treatment Options for Seasonal Allergies
Allergies result from an overactive immune system. With allergies, your immune system confuses a harmless substance, such as dust or a type of food, for a deadly intruder. When your body overreacts, it does its best to flush out the substance that it perceives as dangerous. This response can lead to a multitude of uncomfortable allergy symptoms, including a cough and runny nose.
The first step for treatment is to pinpoint the source of your allergies accurately through allergy testing. Once that's accomplished, we may recommend avoiding substances that trigger your allergies or suggest advanced treatment options to minimize or cure your allergies.
You may benefit from the following treatments:
- Allergy Drops – can treat asthma, sinus issues, seasonal allergies, rhinitis, animal allergies, dust & mold allergies, and eczema.
- Allergy Shots – like allergy drops, allergy shots build up your natural immunity. Shots are effective against environmental allergens, such as pollen, animals, mold, and dust mites.
What Are the Signs of Seasonal Allergies?
Your allergy symptoms depend on the allergen or allergens that provoked a response in your immune system. The list of potential allergens is long and varies from person to person. Chronic cough may also be caused by an undiagnosed allergy or irritation in the environment.
Certain foods, pet dander, pollens, medication, insects, and materials like latex can trigger allergic symptoms, which may include:
- Itchy/watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Chest congestion
- Difficulty breathing
Can I Develop Seasonal Allergies As I Get Older?
It is possible to experience symptoms of allergies as an adult that you didn't have as a child. Adult-onset allergies tend to occur in early adulthood due to factors such as relocation to a new environment or changes in the immune system.
“Best experience I think I have ever had with a doctor and clinic. They really took the time to listen and figure out what was going on. I appreciate their time, efforts and sincerity in making sure I felt better.”- Melissa B.
“This was my first time seeing an allergist and the entire staff made my first visit nothing short of amazing. Alexandra Jansen was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions.”- Cameron D.
“Great experience! The staff is thorough and compassionate and provided excellent care for our 8 month old. We were seen for a food allergy and no question was left unanswered. We would definitely recommend them to family and friends.”- Lindsey L.