Millions of people throughout the country suffer from allergies – both the seasonal and perennial (or year round) variety – from allergic triggers in our environment. Perennial (or year-round) allergies are often caused by common indoor triggers such as dust mites, mold, pets and cockroaches and are the body’s physical reactions to inhaled airborne allergy triggering proteins, known as “allergens.” These perennial, or year-round, allergy sufferers deal with stuffy or runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, and wheezing all year long. Others suffer from seasonal allergies from trees, grasses, or weeds.
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Symptoms may occur in the spring, summer or early fall or, in some individuals who suffer from tree, grass and weed allergies, from early spring through the first frost.
Initially, allergy sufferers may not be able to differentiate between allergy symptoms and a cold or virus. Some symptoms of a cold and allergies are similar: sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose. But, if your symptoms are also accompanied with a fever, sore throat, colored nasal discharge, and achiness, then you probably have a cold.
With allergies, there is never a fever, the nasal discharge is clear, and eyes, nose and throat may become irritated and itchy. And, while a cold usually lasts about a week, allergies can last all year.
If you have any questions for the NYC allergists or would like to schedule a consultation with the allergists please feel free to contact Allergy & Asthma Care of New York (212) 964-1295 or (212) 759-8644 and indicate which NYC office (Financial District, Gramercy) you would like to be seen.