Allergy Treatments in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, FL
What are Allergies?
Anyone who suffers from allergies knows the symptoms can be unbearable. However, most people don’t know why allergies cause such symptoms. After the allergen is in the body, the immune system tries to reverse the effects by, in most cases, producing histamine. Histamine is a natural part of the body’s response to allergens, creating the common symptoms correlated with allergies and hay fever.
Symptoms and Causes
Symptoms include sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, headaches, scratchy throat and nasal congestion. Allergens can be associated with pollens, environmental and chemical pollutants and smoking. Environmentally induced allergies are the most common issues, which include dry air, molds and dust.
To treat allergies, it’s recommended to limit exposure to the allergen and take medication, such as antihistamines and nasal decongestants. For more severe cases, allergy shots can alter the body’s immune system, getting used to the allergen over a long period of time. There are other relief efforts, including Balloon Sinuplasty™, which can offer long-term sinus relief from allergies.
Dr. Lapco can help assess your allergies through skin tests and physical examinations. He will also provide information about how you can treat these allergies through shots, building up your immune system to alleviate your symptoms.
If you experience allergy symptoms, call Dr. Lapco’s office today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Lapco’s Pompano Beach office is located in Broward County just 10 miles from Coral Springs and 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.