Effectively controlling allergies requires planning, skill and patience. The physician, with his or her specialized training can develop a treatment plan for your individual condition. The goal will be to enable you to lead a life that is as normal and symptom-free as possible. A visit to Greenwood ENT might include…
To determine what allergens are involved.
The most effective approach to treating allergies is to avoid the factors that trigger the condition in the first place. Even when it is not possible to completely avoid allergens, proper counseling & education can help to decrease exposure to allergens.
A number of new and effective medications are available to treat allergies.
Allergy Shots – Immunotherapy
In this treatment, patients are given regular injections to the allergens that cause their allergy problems. Gradually the injections get stronger until you reach your maintenance dose. In most cases, the allergy problems get less and less over time.
Allergy Drops – Immunotherapy
Drops made up of the patient’s allergens are taken at home daily to help reverse allergy symptoms. Sublingual Immunotherapy works in the same way as traditional allergy injections, but less risk involved and this is the reason the drops can be taken at home safely.