Allergies can make you miserable. We offer state-of-the-art comprehensive allergy testing, diagnosis, and treatment options that will help you breathe again.
We offer several types of diagnostic allergy testing, including:
- Intradermal skin testing to diagnose airborne allergies to pollen, dust mites, pet dander, molds, feathers, and orris root (a chemical in perfumes and colognes)
- Blood tests to diagnose airborne allergies
- Blood tests to diagnose food and chemical allergies
Allergy Treatment Options
Our treatments are personalized to your specific needs. Some of the treatment options we offer include:
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
Sublingual Immunotherapy or (SLIT) is a method of allergy treatment that uses an allergen solution given under the tongue, which reduces sensitivity to allergens over the course of treatment.
SLIT can be used to treat allergies in both adults and children and is administered daily at home by the patient by placing three drops under the tongue and holding it for 1 minute to 2 minutes.
The strength of the vial is increased every eight weeks (56 days) until you achieve your maintenance dose.
SLIT is used worldwide and is very safe and effective, and more convenient than receiving allergy injections.
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) is a traditional treatment method involving an ongoing series of allergy shots in the arm or thigh. When administered in our office, patients must wait at least 20 minutes to watch for adverse reactions.
Injections are received anywhere from twice a week to once a month. The amount injected is increased with each visit until the patient is at a maintenance dose. Over time, the patient may be able to administer the shots at home.
Seasonal Allergy Prevention & Treatment
Our own Dr. Karen Hoffmann was recently interviewed on WSB-TV about Atlanta's high pollen counts, what patients can do to prevent seasonal allergy flare-ups, and how Piedmont ENT & Related Allergy can help you treat your symptoms.