The Allergy Group
Contrary to the popular belief that the Intermountain West and its dry climate will help reduce allergies and improve respiratory issues, we find that many people in Utah actually have more allergy problems than many of the surrounding areas in the United States. Utah has similar pollen exposure as other areas in the country as well as unique pollens from the sagebrush and juniper. Know what times of the year have the highest pollen counts and what kind of pollens are highest for each season can help lower symptoms and guide treatment for allergy and asthma. Some examples of the time of year for different pollens include: Spring with high tree pollens, grasses have a long pollen season from late spring through the summer and into much of the fall, weed pollens primary season is fall but have small amounts in the spring and early summer increasing later in the year.
Wasatch Allergy and Asthma “provide allergy and asthma care to those who suffer from these conditions. Almost all people with asthma and allergic conditions can receive relief of their symptoms and improvement in quality of life. We improve the quality of life of our patients by extraordinary patient care and customer service.” They offer different tips for dealing with and treating pet allergies, spring allergies, and even have schedules when they hold free asthma screenings. On top of seasonal allergies and asthma Wasatch Allergy and Asthma also treat the following:
- Allergies to pets (indoor & outdoor)
- Chronic sinusitis – Swelling and inflammation in the cavities around the nasal passages for at least eight weeks.
- Allergy to bees and other stinging insects
- Food allergies
- Eosinophilic esophagitis – Chronic immune system disease that can damage the esophagus.
- Peanut or nut allergies
- Hives (urticarial)
- Anaphylaxis – Severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food, some medications, insect venom and latex. Symptoms include rapid, weak pulse, a skin rash, and nausea and vomiting. Requires an immediate trip to the ER and injection of epinephrine.
Don’t let allergies and asthma get in your way of enjoying the beautiful ecological diversity, outdoor activities and abundant recreational opportunities found here in Utah. Get help and treatment today.