Environmental allergies can be triggered by allergens both outside and inside your home. They can worsen your symptoms of asthma, for example, and kick start many symptoms related to your allergies. In Chicago, environmental allergies can be very bothersome. Pollen is something that is released by grass, trees and weeds. It travels through the air and trigger symptoms such as cough, itching, runny nose and sneezing. The weather conditions play a big part in how much pollen can effect your symptoms. In Chicago, the change in seasons during the year can cause fluctuations in symptoms of environmental allergies.
Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in beds, furniture, and carpets. No matter how much we clean our home, these are always around. The doctors at Chicago Allergy & Asthma will help teach you how to avoid them and whether or not they might be causing some of your symptoms. Mold is a similar problem and can be found any home. Mold likes to grow in wood and fabrics but really it can grow anywhere including bathrooms, air conditioners, furniture and more.
There are many irritants that cause your allergies to get worse. Contact our office today to learn more about an environmental allergy and receive a diagnosis to begin treatment.