April showers may bring May flowers, but the loveliness of spring may not be to the delight of everyone.
May is National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month because it’s peak season for those who are sufferers.
Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans, including more than 6 million under age 18. In addition, more than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. And the rate of allergies is climbing.
At Signature Medical Group, our allergists and immunologists are experts in treating several conditions that can make you uncomfortable:
- Adult and pediatric allergies
- Adult and pediatric asthma
- Allergies from drugs and medications
- Allergies from insect bites and stings
- Disorders of the immune system
- Eczema and hives
- Food allergies
- Lung infections
- Sinus infections