Allergies

Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, food allegies, and pet allergies.

It’s highly important for people to be aware of what they are allergic to. It is valuable information to any physician that may be treating you. In some cases, knowing your allergies may even save your life! For this reason, our office provides extensive allergy testing. We test our patients for allergic reactions stemming from a variety of sources, such as inhalants, foods, metals, latex, chemicals, and fragrances.

Common Allergy Symptoms

  • Itchy eyes

  • Sneezing

  • Nasal stuffiness, nasal congestion, and nasal drainage

  • Scratchy sore throat, hoarseness, or cough

Treatment Options For Allergies

Allergy Testing

Allergy testing can provide you with invaluable information and enable our doctors to recommend a course of treatment such as medications, environmental controls (staying inside during peak pollen times, for example), and allergy shots.

It’s highly important for people to be aware of what they are allergic to. It is valuable information to any physician that may be treating you. In some cases, knowing your allergies may even save your life! For this reason, our office provides extensive allergy testing. We test our patients for allergic reactions stemming from a variety of sources, such as inhalants, foods, metals, latex, chemicals, and fragrances.

Allergy Shots

Allergy immunotherapy is the most effective treatment for allergies currently in existence. It is approximately 95% effective in reducing symptoms of allergies, as opposed to medication which is approximately 50%. Immunotherapy is also highly effective against the weariness and fatigue that allergies usually induce.

Immunotherapy is administered via a weekly injection. You can occasionally miss sessions without negative effects. A normal course of immunotherapy treatment consists of a year of treatment, although some cases may need treatment for up to three years.

The injections are all natural, and significantly reduce the need for other forms of allergy medication. It is a good option for allergy patients who keep pets they may typically be allergic to, or if they are regularly exposed to their specific allergens.