Allergy Testing & Treatments
What are allergies?
Millions of people in the US suffer from allergies, sometimes referred to as hay fever. Allergies are caused by an immune system reaction, causing the body to attack itself. When a person is exposed to a substance, known as an allergen, an allergic reaction occurs in the form of itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, hives, or shortness of breath. Common allergens include mold, pollen, dust, and animal dander.
What kinds of treatments are available for allergies?
Most allergies are not life-threatening, and can be managed with medication, allergy shots, or other methods. The most common treatment methods at New York ENT include:
- Prescription medication
- Allergy shots
- Nasal sprays
When should I visit a doctor for allergies?
If you think you may have an allergy, consult an ear, nose, and throat specialist with New York ENT. Our doctors are experienced with diagnosing and treating allergies, and have multiple allergy testing options to identify the cause of your reaction.
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. 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) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.