How are allergies treated?
Minor symptoms can be treated with medication. Antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal steroids are the most commonly used medications. These help alleviate congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itching. If you have severe and prolonged sinus symptoms, you could be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive in-office treatment that uses a small balloon to expand the sinus cavity and create an opening for sinus drainage in order to provide immediate relief.
Though managing your own allergies is possible with medication, it is important that you visit your physician for periodic assessments – especially during the allergy and asthma seasons. Early intervention is the key to ensure you and your family have a safe and fun spring and summer.
Our board-certified ear, nose and throat doctors offer both allergy testing and treatment. Treatment is available for allergies related to inhaled allergens (dust mites, pollen, etc.) and food. Because allergies are very unique to the patient, we ask our allergy patients to be with us for at least two years to be able to pinpoint and treat the actual cause of your allergies.