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What are the Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies?

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Seasonal allergies are common in the United States. At least 10%-30% of people suffer from allergies, including men, women and children. While allergies typically begin in childhood, people can develop allergies as adults.

Common causes of seasonal allergies tend to be triggered by weather changes when plants begin to pollinate. Some people may have issues only in the spring (trees and grass), while others have problems in the fall (weed pollen allergies). Unfortunately, some may suffer from seasonal allergies in both seasons. Symptoms of seasonal allergies include:

  • Watery runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Post-nasal drip or drainage
  • Itchy ears
  • Ears feeling clogged
  • Itchy nose
  • Itchy throat
  • The roof of the mouth itches
  • Coughing
  • Dark circles under the eyes due to nasal congestion
  • Crease on the nose (known as the allergic salute or nasal salute)
  • Pressure around the eyes, cheek and forehead

Dealing with seasonal allergies? Make an Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology appointment today.

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Services

Jo S. Reed, MD is a Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology specialist at Ochsner Baton Rouge. She also specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.

The Ochsner Health Section of Allergy and Immunology consists of board-certified physicians who treat both adult and pediatric patients. For your convenience, allergy services are available at our hospitals and most of our neighborhood health centers.

Ear, Nose and Throat Services 

John Wood, MD, is a Ear, Nose, Throat - ENT specialist who also treats patients at Ochsner Baton Rouge. His additional specialties are Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat - ENT), Surgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Problems associated with the ear, nose and throat can be relentless. Fortunately, so is the team at the Ochsner Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communication Sciences. This department provides ear, nose and throat (ENT) services, which have been a part of Ochsner since our founding in 1942. Our otolaryngologists – head and neck surgeons (ENT physicians) have been recognized as the best in Louisiana and one of the top programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Ochsner ENT physicians are passionate about providing life-changing, innovative care to everyone from the newborn to the adult. 

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