Allergy treatments vary, depending on individual needs. Treatments include reducing allergen exposure, over-the-counter and prescription medications and/or immunotherapy.
Nobody enjoys allergies! Thankfully, there are several options to help manage your symptoms. At Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, our Otolaryngic Allergists are experts at determining the best treatments for your specific needs.
Reduce Allergen Exposure
An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. Once we determine your specific allergens, an easy course of action is to reduce exposure by avoidance; however, avoidance of some allergens such as dust mites or multiple springtime pollens may not be possible. Here at Northwest ENT and Allergy Center we offer patient-specific solutions for the unavoidable allergens.
In addition to avoiding reactive allergens, most minor allergy symptoms are easily treated with over-the-counter (OTC) and/or prescription medications and sprays
Here are a few of the most common:
- Nasal saline rinses
Correct Utilization of Sinus Rinse:
While allergy medications can be very effective in controlling symptoms, they do not cure the allergic reaction. Allergy symptoms are often best prevented by changing your immune system’s response to the problem allergen.
At Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, we offer Immunotherapy as a long-term treatment option for chronic allergy symptoms.