As the seasons change various pollens and moldspores and dust mite antigens play a part in an allergy sufferer’s symptoms. The major pollen seasons for our area are March and April -tree pollens, May and June-grass pollens and August 15th until the first hard frost-ragweed pollen. There are two seasons when mold spores account for symptoms-July and November.
Any combination of sinus nasal skin lung symptoms which produce sinusitis, sneezing, wheezing scratching itching hives swellings and or asthma can occur.
Food allergies also can frequently contribute to and cause these symptoms as well as gastrointestinal upset, eosinophilic esophagitis, changes in bowel habits. Please refer to the food allergy section of our web site for a full discussion available through the National Institutes of Health NIH NIAID Guidelines.
Careful testing of skin and blood levels of allergy is necessary to render a precise diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is reached then options of therapy are carefully reviewed with each individual patient by Doctor Johnson and then a treatment plan is initiated with the written consent of the patient.
For travelers today we recommend obtaining a letter from the practice which states which medications, for example epipens and antihistamines steroids and asthma medicines and equipment you are carrying with you.
TSA and Customs Officials will appreciate this and you will not need to worry about any being discarded due to lack of documentation.
Simply request this of the Nurse Manager, Tina Kuhn, and this will be provided to you.