If you've tried over-the-counter pills, local honey, and nasal rinses to no avail, there are more options. French Family Chiropractic in Erin and Clarksville discusses these options and more.
What Causes Seasonal Allergies?
When it comes to seasonal allergies, it's mostly pollen. Plants produce different types of pollen, so you may react more to Bradford Pear trees than Pine trees or to several of the other greens that pollinate in your area.
Your body produces histamines as a response to pollen, ragweed, dust mites, pet dander, and plant detritus (decaying plant materials). The histamine response results from your body detecting an allergen as a danger.
Do you have allergy issues outside your usual allergy season? Some colder months have random moments of "spring" in many areas. Additionally, sensitivity to plant detritus might call for different treatment.
The Extended Symptoms of Allergies
Seasonal allergies aren't just about sneezing and itching. Do you have a sore throat or itchy nose more often than you used to? Do you feel like you have a cold all year long, even if you're not exposed to anyone with an illness?
As you deal with the pain and general discomfort of allergies, you may grit your teeth, tense up, and tighten your body, not just when you sneeze.
Pain, itching, and lack of energy from seasonal allergies are something that chiropractic care professionals can address in multiple ways. The resulting joint pain from clenching or overexertion can be handled by a chiropractor. A specific allergy medication may make it easier for you to relax and recover in the future.
Allergy Answers from Our Clarksville Chiropractor
Contact French Family Chiropractic at either the Erin or Clarksville location and get the help you need as soon as possible. Even just a consultation can get you started on the road to recovery. Call (931) 289-5800 for an appointment.