• SEASONAL ALLERGY


    Seasonal allergies are a group of symptoms that usually include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. This condition is sometimes being called "hay fever".

     

    Symptoms usually appear only at certain seasons, most common are spring and autumn. The majority of seasonal allergies are caused by:

     

    Pollen from various types of trees, grass, weeds

     

    Mold spores, which usually grow in wet conditions, for instance – rainy season.

     

    Normally, people breathe these substances without problem, but for people with seasonal allergy, the immune system recognize the substance as harmful to the body and thus it leads to a flare up of the typical symptoms.

     

    Seasonal allergies last a lifetime, but symptoms can get worse or get better over time. Sometimes seasonal allergies are hereditary. They can appear at any age, not necessarily at childhood.

     

    Some people have the same symptoms of seasonal allergies, but instead of having them during a specific season, they have it all year long. Symptoms that last throughout the year are usually caused by:

     

    Insects, such as dust mites and cockroaches

     

    Animals, such as cats and dogs

     

    Mold spores

     

    Symptoms of seasonal airborne allergies usually include one or more of the following:

     

    Repeated sneezing, stuffy or runny nose

     

    Itchy eyes and/or red eyes

     

    Sore throat or itchiness in the throat or ears

     

    Coughing

     

    Seasonal allergies are usually being diagnosed by the tel aviv doctor (family physician), who in turn will refer the patient to an allergist to perform skin allergy test, which can help the doctor in tel aviv to find out what the patient is allergic to. During the skin test, the doctor puts on the skin a drop of the substance that may be allergic and makes a small harmful puncture with a needle. He then looks at the patient's skin to see if there is an abnormal reaction.

     

    People with seasonal allergies are usually being treated by our tel aviv docto with one or more of the following treatments:

    Avoiding the allergenic substance as much as possible.

    Steroid or antihistamine nasal spray – these substances are very useful in eliminating the symptoms almost completely and restoring the quality of life of the patient.

    Oral antihistamines - These medicines are usually being used in case the nasal spray doesn't work or the symptoms are outside the nose or eyes. A common side effect of the old generation of antihistamines is a feeling of tiredness.The newer generation of these medicines usually doesn't have this side effect.

     

    Decongestants – in severe cases when the antihistamines are not useful. This group shouldn't be used for a long time, and it's unsafe for patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

     

    Anti-allergy vaccines – Severe intractable cases of seasonal allergy (when there is usually only one dominant allergen) can be treated with "vaccines". These are types of shots that are being given by an allergy doctor, usually once a week for a few months. They contain small concentration of allergens, such as pollen, that are being raised gradually.

     

    Our doctors in tel aviv are highly experienced in treating allergy symptoms. If while visiting Tel Aviv you get one of the above mentioned symptoms, you are welcome to contact our clinic.

  • Seasonal allergies are a group of symptoms that usually include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. This condition is sometimes being called "hay fever".

     

    Symptoms usually appear only at certain seasons, most common are spring and autumn. The majority of seasonal allergies are caused by:

     

    Pollen from various types of trees, grass, weeds

     

    Mold spores, which usually grow in wet conditions, for instance – rainy season.

     

    Normally, people breathe these substances without problem, but for people with seasonal allergy, the immune system recognize the substance as harmful to the body and thus it leads to a flare up of the typical symptoms.

     

    Seasonal allergies last a lifetime, but symptoms can get worse or get better over time. Sometimes seasonal allergies are hereditary. They can appear at any age, not necessarily at childhood.

     

    Some people have the same symptoms of seasonal allergies, but instead of having them during a specific season, they have it all year long. Symptoms that last throughout the year are usually caused by:

     

    Insects, such as dust mites and cockroaches

     

    Animals, such as cats and dogs

     

    Mold spores

     

    Symptoms of seasonal airborne allergies usually include one or more of the following:

     

    Repeated sneezing, stuffy or runny nose

     

    Itchy eyes and/or red eyes

     

    Sore throat or itchiness in the throat or ears

     

    Coughing

     

    Seasonal allergies are usually being diagnosed by the tel aviv doctor (family physician), who in turn will refer the patient to an allergist to perform skin allergy test, which can help the doctor in tel aviv to find out what the patient is allergic to. During the skin test, the doctor puts on the skin a drop of the substance that may be allergic and makes a small harmful puncture with a needle. He then looks at the patient's skin to see if there is an abnormal reaction.

     

    People with seasonal allergies are usually being treated by our tel aviv docto with one or more of the following treatments:

    Avoiding the allergenic substance as much as possible.

    Steroid or antihistamine nasal spray – these substances are very useful in eliminating the symptoms almost completely and restoring the quality of life of the patient.

    Oral antihistamines - These medicines are usually being used in case the nasal spray doesn't work or the symptoms are outside the nose or eyes. A common side effect of the old generation of antihistamines is a feeling of tiredness.The newer generation of these medicines usually doesn't have this side effect.

     

    Decongestants – in severe cases when the antihistamines are not useful. This group shouldn't be used for a long time, and it's unsafe for patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

     

    Anti-allergy vaccines – Severe intractable cases of seasonal allergy (when there is usually only one dominant allergen) can be treated with "vaccines". These are types of shots that are being given by an allergy doctor, usually once a week for a few months. They contain small concentration of allergens, such as pollen, that are being raised gradually.

     

    Our doctors in tel aviv are highly experienced in treating allergy symptoms. If while visiting Tel Aviv you get one of the above mentioned symptoms, you are welcome to contact our clinic.