Allergies in the Boynton Beach Area
Sunny weather, beautiful plant life, and warm temperatures are what we appreciate living in Boynton Beach and South Florida in general. No winter worries, accept for those few chillier than normal days each year. Although we are fortunate to live this tropical lifestyle, there is a downside to our climate. Allergies are something that many Boynton Beach residents have to endure throughout the year.
When is Allergy Season in South Florida?
Unlike most allergy seasons in the US, our warmer weather and long summer cause flowers to bloom longer and continue producing pollen long after their northern cousins have stopped. In fact, allergy season in Boynton Beach can last from spring well into fall!
Symptoms of Late Spring / Early Summer Allergies in Boynton Beach
The symptoms of allergies can be pretty uncomfortable regardless of the time of year! If your on the 12th fairway at Hunters Run or trying to sink a putt at Leisureville golf club and your eyes are itchy and watering, it makes it difficult to play your ‘A’ game. Even trying to shop at Publix or in Boynton Beach Mall is challenging when you are sneezing and constantly patting a runny nose. Look for the following symptoms if you think you may be having an allergic reaction to a high pollen count or mold:
Allergy Symptoms May Include…
- Itchy and watery eyes
- Scratchy throat
- Runny nose
- Trouble Sleeping
At Light ENT in Boynton Beach, we test can help you determine whether or not you have allergies. By reviewing a history of your symptoms, evaluating your diet, exercise, and your overall lifestyle habits, one of our ENTs can determine if you are suffering from an allergy.
The best way to confirm you are suffering from allergies is to have an allergy test.
Allergy shots and immunotherapy are the best options for treatment and are both available at our Boynton Beach office. At home treatment programs are obtainable if office hours are not convenient for you.
In many ways, allergies have similar symptoms to colds and the flu! Symptoms lasting over two weeks may indicate that allergy problems are occurring.
Allergies are the result of an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your exposure and help make your spring, summer, and fall a comfortable experience!