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Preparing for Fall Allergy Season


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Allergy & Asthma Care Centers of Oklahoma explains how to prepare for the fall allergy seasons in order to stay healthy and avoid sickness from environmental allergies. You'll also see the different treatments available for environmental allergies.

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Preparing for Fall Allergy Season

  1. 1. Meet the Doctor! ● Dr. Haymore is a board-certified specialist in allergy and immunology ● His Specialties and Services include ○ Airway diseases ○ Allergic Rhinitis ○ Anaphylaxis ○ Food Allergy and Intolerances ○ Medication Allergies ○ Insect Allergies ○ Allergen Immunotherapy ○ Urticaria ○ Angiodema ○ Eczema ○ Contact Dermatitis ○ Sinusitis ○ Immunodeficiencies
  2. 2. Preparing for the Fall Allergy Season
  3. 3. What is an allergy? ● An allergy is a chronic condition with an abnormal reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance. ● Reactions can occur due to pollen, animal dander, or dust mites. ● With an allergy, your immune system views allergens as intruders and a chain reaction occurs. ● During this reaction, antobodies cause symptoms including sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, tearing eyes, and/or sinus pressure.
  4. 4. Environmental Allergies Allergic Rhinitis If your suffer from allergic rhinitis, your immune system mistakenly identifies a typically harmless substance as an intruder. Non-Allergic Rhinitis Nonallergic rhinitis usually affects adults and causes year-round symptoms, especially runny nose and nasal congestion. Sinusitis Chronic sinus disease can lead to congestion, coughing, sinus pressure and related symptoms. This can be a consequence of either allergic or nonallergic rhinitis.
  5. 5. Treatments for Environmental Allergies Once an environmental allergy is diagnosed, Dr. Haymore will work with you to develop a plan to treat and control your symptoms. If you are allergic, avoiding triggers is key. With environmental allergies, such as pollen medication may be the best way to subside your allergies. Majority of Environmental Allergy medication is meant to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.
  6. 6. For more information, visit our website: To make an appointment call: 405-896-2268