Spring Allergies

Post Authored by Dr. Riddhi Blow

Spring Allergies McQuinn Naturopathic

Pollen has arrived in the Pacific NW! Many people are starting to notice signs of allergies including:

  • headaches
  • stuffy nose
  • sinus congestion
  • itchy eyes
  • fatigue
  • and much more!

Now is the perfect time to figure out what you are allergic to and start treating the allergies!

McQuinn Naturopathic has a 60-panel environmental allergy test that includes

  • animals
  • dust
  • grasses
  • weeds
  • trees, and
  • molds.

Our in-office allergy testing is fast, easy, and many insurances cover the testing. Based on your results we can order sublingual drops through Allergy Easy- which means easy at home treatments to get rid of your allergies for good! Call to schedule or if you have any questions at (425)905-2487.

Allergy Treatment

We have many options to help treat allergies. Allergies are caused when our immune mis-identifies something harmless (like cat hair or grass mix) and labels it “dangerous”. This causes our immune system to overreact whenever we are exposed to the substance– resulting in allergy symptoms. Different ways we can treat allergies include:

  • Raw local honey: it contains pollens from the area and re-introduces the pollens to our immune system to help it re-learn what is safe
  • Vitamin C: high dose will naturally break down histamine (the compound that causes allergy symptoms)
  • Supplement containing diamine oxidase (enzyme that breaks down histamine)
  • Nettles or Quercetin:  help relieve allergy symptoms
  • Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT): uses drops under the tongue to re-train the immune system to not overreact to allergens. With ongoing treatment this stops allergies from coming back!

Say goodbye to allergies in 2018 – schedule now to find out what you’re allergic to and how we can stop symptoms! Call McQuinn Naturopathic today at (425)905-2487.


Post Authored by Dr. Riddhi Blow