Questions About Allergies
Over 45 million Americans, or approximately one fifth of the population, suffer from one kind of allergy or another. Some of us don’t know that our symptoms are allergy-related. Airborne and food allergens can cause numerous symptoms and chronic conditions in the ear, nose, and throat region. Headaches, dizziness, ear troubles, recurring sinusitis, chronic sore throats, hoarseness, and chronic cough could all be related to allergies. The providers at PENTRA will take a thorough history to determine if allergies are aggravating your condition. We offer comprehensive allergy testing for airborne and food allergens. We will then determine the best course of action, whether it be allergy medication, allergy shots, and/or simple avoidance of the allergen. If you require treatment with allergy shots, we can teach you to do it safely at home. This convenience makes it easier for you and improves the treatment outcome. Surgery can often be avoided if your symptoms improve with allergy treatment. For those patients that have a fear of receiving injections, sublingual therapy (placing the extract under your tongue for absorption) may be recommended by your provider.