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Environmental Allergies

Environmental allergies are an immune response to something in your surroundings that's typically otherwise harmless.
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ASAP Illinois Environmental Allergies

Allergic rhinitis is inflammation in the nose due to environmental allergies. Allergic rhintis is also commonly known as hayfever.

What are Environmental Allergies?

Environmental allergies, also known as seasonal allergies, hayfever or allergic rhinitis occur when your immune system overreacts to particles in the air that you breathe.

How do I know I have Environmental Allergies?

Allergy symptoms often vary with the seasons.
Stuffy, runny nose
Itchy nose, eyes, and throat
"Sinus" symptoms—headache, feeling of pressure behind the eye, pain above the cheekbones and on the lower forehead, aching teeth
Skin rashes or hives

Why I should see a doctor for environmental allergies

Often times symptoms of environmental allergies can greatly impact quality of life. Identifying triggers and creating an action plan with your doctor can improve symptoms and quality of life. 

Common ways to treat Environmental Allergies

Environmental allergies can cause mild to severe symptoms, including sneezing, headaches, fatigue, and coughing. Preventing exposure to environmental allergens is the best way to treat them.
Use an air filter
Allergy-proof your bed
Close your windows
Keep pets out of the bedroom
Use saline
Take night time showers or showers after environmental exposures
Consult with an allergist to discuss an action plan

See an Allergist to start feeling better today

Dr. Rachna Shah and Dr. Karina Gobin are experts in the treatment of allergic disease in both children and adults. They are serving the Oak Park, River Forest, Melrose Park, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, and Addison areas. Both practice cutting-edge, evidenced based medicine.
We've helped over 2,000+ families live better lives

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Karen Cantaloupo and Dr. Shah work together to provide the Chicagoland area with a certified, official count that helps allergy sufferers understand their symptoms.
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