Avoidance is always the first step in any kind of allergen sensitivity. Allergy testing does not always mean allergy treatment is necessary. Knowing what triggers your allergy symptoms can lead to accurate avoidance methods that may be sufficient to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms. Reduction in household dust and dander, as well as mold and fungus, is also an effective way to reduce some of these symptoms such as runny nose, congestion and itchy/watery eyes.
Allergy medications only treat allergy symptoms, not the actual cause. Antihistamines, decongestants and prescription nasal sprays can help control allergy symptoms but can produce unwanted side effects. Long-term chronic use of medications is also usually necessary to control symptoms.
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)
Over time, it may be possible to alter a person’s excessive response to these allergens, both improving symptoms and decreasing the need for medications and allergen avoidance. By creating individualized patient serums, we give treatments once every week. This treatment is administered and monitored by our staff. If appropriate, patients may also be trained to give themselves their treatment at home.
In-office procedures and surgery may be used in conjunction with allergy therapy to achieve optimal results. Using the most advanced in-office and operating room technology, we can provide patients with many different options that are most appropriate for maximal relief of nasal congestion, nasal drainage, facial pain and sinus infections.