You recognize the symptoms: a runny nose, sneezing, scratchy throat, watery eyes and fatigue. Yes, your allergies are on the attack! Millions of people suffer with nasal allergies, but that doesn’t mean there is not help available. Dr. Camysha H. Wright, M.D. is a board certified ear, nose and throat physician who offers specialized allergy treatment in Plantation, Fl.
What Are Allergies?
When your body comes in contact with an allergen (dust, mites, pollen), the immune system sometimes overreacts. It begins to make antibodies to fight off the invader, which causes blood vessels to dilate, histamines to be released into the bloodstream and mucus production to increase. It is this natural response by the immune system that causes all of your symptoms.
What becomes even more distressing is that your immune system produces antibodies that are designed to recognize allergens as invaders, and will respond in the same manner the next time you come in contact with them. That is why allergy attacks seem to come on rather suddenly: you come in contact with an allergen that your body recognizes and it responds immediately.
How to Manage Allergies
For some people, over-the-counter medication is all that is necessary to get through an allergy attack. Not everyone is that lucky. Some patients have such severe reactions that they need a more specialized treatment plan.
Dr. Wright is an allergy doctor in Plantation, Fl that has been trained to diagnose and treat even the most severe allergy conditions. Using a multi-faceted approach to treatment, Dr. Wright uses a combination of lifestyle changes as well as standard medications (antihistamines, decongestants and steroidal sprays) to ease her patient’s discomfort. In the most severe cases, immunotherapy (allergy shots) may be prescribed.
Too many people suffer through allergy season when they really don’t have to. Physicians trained in treating allergies can help you manage even the worst of your symptoms. Stop the suffering – treat your allergies now. Call Dr. Wright at 954-368-8519 to make an appointment for a complete evaluation. You could be feeling better in just a few days.