• Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

Let’s get educated. Approximately 65 million Americans suffer from allergies or asthma. While most of us don’t understand how serious these conditions can be, if you suffer from either or both, you know all too well. Allergies can happen anytime during the year but are very prevalent in the spring when flowers bloom and pollen floats freely through the air. Allergies can mean itchy skin and eyes. It can mean sneezing and coughing. Basically, general misery. You know if you suffer from allergies.

But did you know that allergies can trigger asthma? At least 80% of children and 50-60% of adults diagnosed with asthma have allergies that trigger their symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to identify your asthma triggers and develop a potential asthma maintenance plan. 

What are some of those triggers?

  • High pollen counts 
  • Food and medicine
  • Sudden weather changes like strong or dry wind, humidity, or storms
  • Poor air quality
  • Colds, flu, a sinus infection, or acid reflux
  • Strong perfumes and cleaning supplies
  • Smoke
  • Animal/pet dander
  • Stress

UCR Health’s specially trained providers are here to help keep you healthy.

Asthma is a chronic condition, so scheduling consistent follow-up visits with an allergy and asthma specialist at UCR Health can help you control your disease and possibly prevent it from getting worse. 

During Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month and all months, we’re working to keep your breathing clear and easy. 

To speak with a UCR Health physician, please visit https://www.ucrhealth.org/make-an-appointment/ or give us a call at 1-844-827-8000.

About UCR Health

UCR Health is comprised of a team of physicians, specialists, and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving people’s health. With five medical offices located throughout the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, UCR Health is growing to meet the healthcare needs of the region, bringing innovative, culturally sensitive medical care to the community. Established alongside the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, UCR Health’s patient-centered primary care and specialty services deliver university-based healthcare excellence and innovation to all communities.