It won’t be long until spring is in full bloom in New York, and with it, the sneezing, itching, and runny eyes that allergy sufferers experience at the first sign of sunshine. Pollen allergies are among the most common allergy, affecting up to a third of adults and nearly half of all children. There are a number of treatments available to help you enjoy spring in New York without suffering so severely with allergies that make you want to stay inside. If you think you may have an allergy, consult an ear, nose, and throat specialist with New York ENT.
Is It Allergies or a Cold?
If you have a runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watering eyes, and sneezing, you may write it off as a cold. However, general aches and malaise, fever, or yellow mucus are more likely to be a cold but clear nasal discharge, sneezing, watering eyes, or a scratchy throat are often symptoms of an allergy. If your symptoms quiet down in the winter but begin to become an issue in the spring, it could be an allergy to pollen.
Allergies are rarely life threatening, but they can have an impact on your quality of life. New York ENT uses a variety of methods to treat allergies, including prescription medications and allergy shots. Certain antihistamines and decongestants may also be used to help alleviate symptoms.
How Are Allergies Diagnosed?
The physicians at New York ENT are experienced in testing for allergies. Allergy tests can include skin or blood tests, depending on the allergy type and the individual. If you are suffering from allergies, the first step towards feeling better is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor.
Our doctors are experienced with diagnosing and treating allergies and have multiple allergy testing options to identify the cause of your reaction. Board certified physicians with New York ENT have extensive experience providing allergy treatment in New York. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at 212-873-6036 to schedule an appointment today.