Allergies are rarely life-threatening, but they can significantly impact your quality of life, your efficiency, and even your mood. The team at Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat in Kalamazoo, Michigan, offers allergy testing and treatment services for both children and adults. With the right approach, you can win the battle against allergies and breathe easily once again.
Allergy symptoms can develop when your immune system reacts to a “trigger” or allergen substance that enters your body. When the allergen is detected, your immune system rapidly recognizes it as a foreign invader, which causes a histamine reaction.
Histamine produces common allergy symptoms such as:
Less common symptoms could include skin irritations like eczema and even respiratory problems such as asthma.
At Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat, your provider can conduct specific tests that measure your allergic response to environmental triggers, like mold, pollen, pet dander, or chemicals in the home.
Once you have an understanding of what is causing your allergies, you can treat them easily.
Immunotherapy is one of the only scientifically proven methods to control allergies on a long-term basis. Immunotherapy is ideal for those who cannot avoid allergens, have problems managing their allergies, or do not like the side effects from regular allergy medicines.
This type of allergy treatment includes:
Patients report outstanding results with immunotherapy allergy treatment. Maintaining your results also includes minimizing your exposure to allergens and staying healthy.
Allergens that are present year-round include house dust, pet dander, and chemicals. Your symptoms might be worse in the winter when the house is closed up, and there is poor ventilation. Changing the air filters in the heating and air conditioning systems regularly will help reduce household allergens.
To request more information about the allergy testing and treatment services at Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat, book an appointment online today.