Comprehensive Allergy Testing to Develop Proper Allergy Treatments

Not all allergy sufferers have the same symptoms, or the very same reactions to allergens. At Allergy & Asthma Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we offer personalized allergy testing services to get to the root of the problem. Once we find the trigger, we develop allergy treatments so you can breathe easy.
 

Allergies

Airborne pollen is the culprit behind seasonal allergies. Pollen is very small: about 50 microns in size (for comparison, the width of an average human hair is about 62 microns).

Although tiny, pollen can be quite a problem for an allergy sufferer. Not every plant releases its pollen into the air, but there are enough that do to cause a lot of sneezing each spring and fall.

Spring and fall are the worst times for seasonal allergy sufferers. That's because most pollen is produced during these two seasons.

In the spring, elms, oaks, maples, sycamores, and other trees are the biggest producers of pollen. In the late spring, grasses begin to release pollen and continue to do so throughout the summer. The fall brings in the weed pollens, particularly ragweed, one of the largest producers of pollen.
 
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Because of their mild winters, some southern states, like Florida and Texas, can have pollen in the air year-round. Be prepared for extra sneezes if you travel south during the winter.

Allergy proofing your house is as easy as A-B-C...and D! Controlling allergens where you live is an important part of your treatment, and it doesn't have to be a hassle. A little housecleaning and a few changes of habit can make a big difference. The following tips will help to eliminate some of the allergens in each room of your home.
 

Air Quality:

  • Get an Air Purifier
  • Keep Windows Closed & the Air Conditioning on in the Summer to Avoid Pollen & Airborne Mold Spores
  • Leave Doors Open between Rooms to Maximize Airflow inside & Minimize Dust & Mold
  • Place Filters over Forced-Air Vents and Change Regularly, as well as Cooling-and Heating-System Filters
 
  • Install a Fan to Keep the Bathroom Well-Ventilated
  • Use a Dehumidifier to Keep Indoor Humidity under 50% — Dust Mites & Molds Love Dampness
  • Clean the Dehumidifier's Reservoir Every Day
 

Allergic to Work?

The same tips you follow in your home can also be applied to the work area:
 
  • Keep Your Work Area as Uncluttered as Possible
  • Dust Your Work Area Regularly with a Damp Cloth
  • Move Plants Away to Avoid Exposure to Mold
 
  • Use an Air Purifier
  • Stay Away from Cigarette Smoke & Perfume
 
Contact us to schedule allergy testing to begin treating seasonal allergies once and for all.