Hill Country Allergies – What are the main causes and treatments


Our family feels privileged to live in the scenic Hill Country of New Braunfels, TX,  and we are grateful to have been here for over 20 years. Despite the noticeable, significant change and growth in population and development (now Comal County is one of the fastest growing counties in the US) some things never change: seasonal allergies from blooming cedar trees in the winter to oak trees that pollenate in the spring. Many people suffer with symptoms from seasonal allergies such as stuffy nose/congestion, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and itchy ears and throat. Here are a few recommendations to help cope with such seasonal allergy symptoms:

  • During the allergy season, take an over-the-counter antihistime and use an allergy nose spray daily.
  • Avoid being outside during windy days and/or wear protective gear like a mask.
  • After being outside, remove clothing and shower, because the pollen may be on your clothes and in your hair.
  • If the allergies are so severe that the symptoms interfere with work and daily life, you may want to consider an allergy test and immunotherapy (our office offers allergy tests, shots and sublingual drops) and/or a steroid shot to reign in your allergic symptoms.

Perhaps you are new to the area and have realized you have allergies. It takes about a year for your body to remember exposure and react to allergens. Follow the above recommendations and should your symptoms not improve, contact our office for a new patient allergy visit and perhaps an allergy test. Most insurance companies cover the allergy test and both sublingual and shot therapy.

We all need to enjoy spending time outdoors in our beautiful city of New Braunfels. Should you feel like your allergies are out of control and interefere with your daily life, contact Dr. Lano for an appointment soon.

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