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Do I Have an Environmental Allergy? How Can I Tell?

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you want to enjoy the outdoors. You head to the park, hoping your allergies will be better than the last time. But as you try to settle into that peaceful atmosphere, it seems like all kinds of irritating things come to life. You start to itch and cough and sneeze. It feels like you are under attack from the very air around you. Before long, you are wishing you had just stayed at home. Environmental allergies have gotten the best of you on this otherwise gorgeous day.

An Allergic Reaction to the Environment

Does that day at the park sound too familiar? When you have an environmental allergy, every day can be a challenge. Your environment is all around you. The air you breathe is filled with substances like pollen, pet dander, mold, and dust mites. When your body overreacts to one of these common substances in the environment, it is hard to escape.

Environmental allergies develop because your immune system has marked certain environmental substances as “allergens.” Simply put, your immune system has decided that certain elements are a threat to your body. Your body goes into fight mode when it encounters an otherwise benign substance like pet dander. It is your immune system’s “fight” response that causes the allergy symptoms you know too well: the runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin, or nagging cough. Your body is trying every way it can to get rid of the environmental “enemies.”

Environmental Allergy? How Can You Tell?

allergy-test-common-environmental-allergies-02How can you tell if you have an environmental allergy?

Does your coughing and sneezing increase with the pollen count? Are you allergic to dusting or do you feel congested when you sleep? Do you sneeze, start itching, or have trouble breathing around dogs or cats? Do you cough or experience a runny nose or headaches in damp environments?

These symptoms, and more, can sometimes indicate an environmental allergy. Environmental allergies can bother you indoors and outdoors, anytime, anywhere. Sometimes you might wonder if there is anywhere you can go to get reprieve.

Relief for Your Environmental Allergy

The good news is there is a place where you can get help. If your body seems allergic to the environment, there is a solution. You don’t have to spend every day avoiding the activities you love best. A visit to Dr. Hadjiev, your local allergist here in New York City, can help you greatly. He can introduce you to the wonders of allergy testing and treatments, which can help your body to be at peace with the environment.

Our Allergist Knows Your Local Environment

examples-info-allergy-from-environment-03Allergy testing can help determine which environmental substances your body is allergic to. Dr. Hadjiev is located right here in the heart of New York City. He knows the most common environmental allergens you are exposed to in your daily life.

By taking your medical history, giving a health exam, and conducting the appropriate tests, he can diagnose your environmental allergy and create an effective treatment plan designed especially for you.

Dr. Hadjiev can also help you determine how to improve your home environment to keep allergens to a minimum.

While you can’t stop pollen and mold from hanging around outside, you can minimize the environmental allergens in your home. And the allergy testing and treatment will help your body deal better with the allergens outdoors. Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy your environment every day?

Give Dr. Hadjiev a call today at 212-319-5282 and start breathing easier.

Children and Allergies

Allergies can be rough for children. They want to play and have fun. They hope to get good grades in school and to understand what the teacher is saying. Children want to spend time outdoors and go on adventures with their friends. And they want to feel good! Allergies put a damper on everything and make kids feel miserable.

Allergies Are Rough for Children

When a child suffers from an allergy, every part of life can be a challenge. It’s hard enough for an adult to struggle with an allergy. But kids with allergies may not even know what it’s like to feel good.

Children with Allergies Miss out on So Much

Allergies bring so many restrictions for children. Their friends are playing ball at the park. But the children with allergies can’t run, or they’ll have an asthma attack. They’re always sitting on the sidelines and feeling left out. On some afternoons they can’t even be at the park because the pollen count is too high.

If they go on a class field trip, they’re the ones who “can’t do anything.” They hang out with the teacher while the other kids enjoy all the activities. They have to eat a special meal, and they can’t trade or share food with the other children. They don’t get those fun treats. All they know is “something is wrong with me.”

They can’t have a pet. They can’t go to their friends’ houses where there are pets. If they do, they have to take medication, and they still might have a reaction. Allergies seem to take away all the fun of being a kid.

Allergies Make School Much Harder

Allergies also make it difficult for children to focus in school. The allergy symptoms are distracting, and they may find it hard to pay attention in class. Sniffling and coughing can distract other children as well, and this can lead to teasing.

Children with chronic allergies may end up missing school days because their symptoms make them so sick. It can be hard to make up all that work, especially when they still don’t feel well.

Classrooms can be filled with allergic triggers. Allergies may end up hurting children’s grades or at the very least, making them feel “less than” or like they have to work too hard on every assignment.

Allergies Can Cause Fear for Children

When children have severe allergies, they also live with the fear of having an extreme reaction like asthma or anaphylaxis. Children have to grow up too soon in learning how to live with their allergic reactions. This danger also puts their parents and other adult caregivers on constant alert for what could go wrong. It’s an exhausting way to live for children and parents as well.

An Allergist Can Help Children Be Kids Again

When children begin working with an allergist, it can feel like they are getting a brand new life. For a child that feels like “everything is wrong,” it is amazing to have a diagnosis from an allergist and know exactly what is wrong. A specific allergy diagnosis brings empowerment to children who have suffered the hopelessness of chronic allergies.

Allergists Offer Answers for Children and Parents

When you know what you are dealing with, you can begin to treat it effectively. That is good news for children who suffer from allergies. It’s good news for their parents and other caregivers as well.

Our allergist helps children discover the joys of life. Through a medical history and exam, our allergist can determine the right allergy test that will give children and parents the answers they are longing for.

Allergy Treatment Means a Better Life

Our allergist will create the right treatment plan unique to each child. Treatment might include medications, immunotherapy, home environment or dietary modifications, an emergency plan for severe allergies, and whatever else is needed. This includes the right medications for each child’s specific allergies. No more over-medication based on guesswork.

Allergy treatment can help children feel like they are able to enjoy life in ways they’ve never known. They don’t have to feel like allergies are ruining their lives anymore. They can start to enjoy just being a kid.

If you are tired of watching your child suffer from allergies, call today and make an appointment to see Dr. Hadjiev, the allergist who can help you find answers and wellness for your child.

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