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What are Seasonal Allergies?

Do certain times of the year make you miserable with sneezing, irritated eyes, and a runny nose? Seasonal allergies can transform an otherwise pleasant spring into months of frustrating symptoms. If you suffer from this condition, a naturopathic physician can help you find relief without medications or side effects. 

What are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies happen when your body responds to a harmless substance in the air as if it were a dangerous invader. The immune system overreacts to this “threat” and attacks it with antibodies and white blood cells. The white blood cells release histamines, compounds that cause itchy eyes, dripping nose, and inflammation. Since the air carries different allergens depending on the season, your allergies may only occur during certain months. 

What Causes Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies are typically a response to airborne allergens. Some only appear during certain seasons, while others may be present throughout the year. Seasonal allergy triggers include:

  • Tree pollen (spring)
  • Grass pollen (summer)
  • Ragweed and related species (fall)

Year-round triggers with the same symptoms include:

  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Dust mites

Avoiding seasonal allergens is not always possible, but you can limit your exposure and take other steps to keep yourself more comfortable. 

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How are Seasonal Allergies Treated?

You can find relief from your seasonal allergies without medications. Dr. Cutler, a naturopathic physician, uses a comprehensive approach to allergy management. Since allergies are an immune system reaction, treatments that calm and regulate the immune system can significantly improve allergy symptoms. Your plan may include:

  • A detailed allergen avoidance program
  • Herbal or homeopathic treatments
  • IV therapy
  • Nutritional supplements

Treatment for seasonal allergies limits exposure and manages the immune system to prevent it from reacting to harmless materials. The immune system responds to allergens by triggering inflammation, so treatments that naturally decrease inflammatory responses can also help. These methods can provide relief without the side effects of traditional allergy medications

What are the Benefits of Naturopathic Allergy Treatment?

People choose naturopathic treatment for their allergies for many reasons. Many find that a comprehensive approach works better than taking a pill to suppress symptoms. 

No Harmful Side Effects

A naturopathic physician uses homeopathic and herbal treatments that lack the side effects of conventional medications. These treatments can effectively calm your immune response and relieve uncomfortable symptoms. 

Customized Care

Conventional physicians rarely have the time to assess your unique allergy issues and develop a customized treatment plan. Dr. Cutler specializes in care that works with your lifestyle and individual needs. 

Long-Term Benefits

You will learn how to limit exposure to your allergens and manage them naturally. These sustainable changes will allow you to manage your allergies for a lifetime.

Am I a Good Candidate for Seasonal Allergy Treatment?

Dr. Cutler can develop a seasonal allergy treatment plan to meet any needs. Anyone with seasonal allergies can benefit. Naturopathic treatments are safe and effective for long-term allergy management.

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about seasonal allergies. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being. 

Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally renowned expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.

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