Allergens are Everywhere

Whether you are at home or experiencing the outdoors, pesky dander, pollen and dust can make life miserable.  South Valley Ear, Nose & Throat physicians are top notch in diagnosing and treating all types of allergens.

• Tree pollen
• Grass pollen
• Weed pollen
• Molds
• Dust mites
• Animal dander

Allergies Are No Fun

Those who suffer from allergies know too well how uncomfortable the day can be with these symptoms. If you develop a “cold” at the same time every year, seasonal allergies might be to blame. Allergy symptoms can include:

• Runny nose
• Itchy nose and eyes
• Nasal congestion
• Coughing
• Wheezing
• Plugged or itchy ears
• Itchy throat or lips

Discover Your Allergy

Your doctor may order allergy testing to identify allergens that may be contributing to your symptoms. Testing is done using these methods:

• Prick testing applies the antigen on top of the skin with a prick device
• Intradermal testing involves introduction of an antigen under the skin with a tiny needle
• Blood test, which involves a simple blood test. Some insurance companies do not cover this.

Find Relief from Allergies

Once your allergy is identified, there are many ways to treat it. The options will be discussed thoroughly between you and a South Valley Ear, Nose & Throat physician. Decide now to take control of your seasonal allergies and make an appointment today.