July 20, 2021

Top 5 Tree Pollen Allergy Symptoms in Las Vegas

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Pollen allergies are particularly bad for those who suffer from these Las Vegas allergies in the fall and spring. If you think your discomfort may be from pollen, read on to see the top 5 symptoms.

Congestion and Sinus Pressure

You may have a stuffy nose due to enlarged or inflamed turbinates. In addition, inflammation or irritation of the sinuses may lead to sinus headaches and/or pressure, which can disability for some patients.

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Runny Nose and Sneezing

People with tree pollen allergies may experience sneezing and a runny nose at the same time. A runny nose often results in a post-nasal drip. Children can develop a semi-permanent crease along their noses from constantly rubbing the tips of their runny noses upward—a maneuver affectionately termed the allergic salute!

Itchy and Watery Eyes

Your eyes may be inflamed, itchy, and red. There might also be “crust” (dried eye mucus) along your eyelids.

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Coughing or Sore Throat

Allergies to tree pollen may also cause you to experience a scratchy, sore throat. The discomfort can be due to inflammation, post-nasal drip or both.

Dark Circles Under the Eyes

You might also notice dark circles and bags under your eyes. These are sometimes called allergic shiners and are due to congested blood vessels associated with nasal inflammation.

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What Are Other Tree Pollen Symptoms?

Tree pollen can also trigger other medical conditions such as asthma, making breathing difficult and leading to coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

While these symptoms may seem mild at first, over time they can cause progressive impairment of quality of life, work and sleep. More severe reactions may occur in people with asthma and other respiratory problems.

In addition to the above symptoms, some of our patients report feeling as if they have the flu for months and just feel physically drained. Tree pollen allergies are also described like a bad cold that just won’t go away. Some patients will experience benefits with traditional allergy medications, while other patients may require allergy shots for tree pollen. See our blog, Combat Pollen Season for additional information.

Is Immunotherapy Right for Me?

Immunotherapy (allergy shots) is a treatment of allergy to airborne allergens. An allergy shot involves administering increasing doses of allergens which cause the immune system to become less sensitive to the allergens. Allergy shots are effective for allergies to grass, weeds, tree pollens, mold, dust mite and animal dander. The whole idea of treating you with the very things that make you miserable may seem a bit odd, but in many cases, it works. In other words, allergy shots seem to build a resistance to the things that cause your symptoms, then the next time you run into those allergens, you will tolerate them much better.

If you are ready to find relief from your Las Vegas allergies like pollen, visit us online to schedule an appointment or call 702-240-4233 for our Cheyenne location and 702-432-8250 for our Charleston location.