Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

What are Seasonal Allergies and Symptoms?

Seasonal allergies are your body’s response to triggers (allergy-causing substances known as allergens) like pollen and mold. If you have allergies, your body has a chemical response to these allergens. It releases histamines, which cause your sneezing and other symptoms.

Allergy Symptoms Include:

  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Rashes or hives
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Itchy throat and/or ears

Seasonal allergies are common in southwest Ohio. You may have spring allergies (trees and grass are common triggers) or fall allergies (usually triggered by ragweed). Some people have symptoms during both seasons. If you’re sensitive to dust or molds, you may have symptoms all year long.

Nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) can lead to sinus, eye and ear problems, nasal growths (polyps) and asthma.

Dr. Alappaatt explains: What are Seasonal Allergies and Symptoms?  


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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine