Allergies affect millions of people and are caused by our sensitivities to various substances in our environment or our food. Allergies can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Sneezing, cough, wheezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Watery, itchy eyes, mouth or skin
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Headache
  • Facial pain

Allergic rhinitis is the most common condition caused by allergies. If you have several of the symptoms listed above, you may be one of the 40 to 60 million Americans who have allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis takes two forms:

Seasonal: Symptoms occur only in spring, summer or early fall, usually caused by sensitivity to airborne mold spores or pollens from grass, trees and weeds.

Perennial: Symptoms occur year-round, generally caused by dust mites, pet hair or dander, cockroaches or mold. Underlying food allergies can also cause perennial nasal symptoms.

Some people experience both types, with perennial symptoms getting worse during specific pollen seasons. If you suffer from allergic rhinitis or “hay fever” and you live in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem or East Harlem, New York, Dr. Lessow can conduct your allergy testing, then help relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Learn to beat allergies at Fifth Avenue ENT. Call 212-861-1961 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

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