Exposure to an allergens, the substances that causes an allergic reaction, can trigger an immune response within minutes. But most of the time allergy sufferers do not know what they were exposed to. Guessing what is triggering one’s allergic reaction can be haphazard at best and leaves the sufferer at risk for a future attack. Chronic allergies can cause fatigue, poor concentration, poor sleep, even mood changes.
Ear, Nose & Throat Plastic Surgery Center have Physicians with extensive experience dealing with both common and uncommon allergies. Using a variety of diagnostic testing tools, they can determine what your specific allergy trigger is and how best to treat it.
Allergy evaluation and treatment – The most common allergies derive from contact with inhaled environmental allergens such as dust mites, pollen, and pet dander. As several possible culprits already exist, testing for these allergens usually involves a simple no-needle test called a scratch test. If inconclusive a more detailed and specific test called an intradermal skin test may be performed. A third alternative Blood tests, are also used for environmental and food allergies. Testing helps distinguish allergic rhinitis from infections, gastric reflux, colds, and food allergies, all of which produce similar symptoms.
Your doctor will be able to advise you on how to live with and better treat your allergies. A
variety of medications are available to alleviate allergy symptoms as well. These include antihistamines, decongestant nasal sprays, and steroid nasal sprays. But allergy immunotherapy may help you avoid requiring daily use of allergy medications . Allergy Immunotherapy/ shots can help you return to a normal life