Allergies can be very difficult and uncomfortable to deal with. There are different levels of how bad your allergies can be and if you suffer from severe allergies, your everyday life may be interrupted. An ears, nose, and throat doctor will be able to diagnose your allergy problems and provide you with allergy relief. Some people have allergies that only affect them when they are in certain areas. For example, in the summertime, someone who is allergic to pollen will probably benefit from spending most of their time indoors. Some allergies can become so intense that the person may have a hard time breathing constantly. If you are one of these people, you may become annoyed very quickly because you cannot breathe as well as you should be and this can even disrupt your sleep patterns. It is vital that if you experience allergy issues, you see a doctor at The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida) who will be able to provide you with information on your allergies and even come up with a plan of action to relieve some of the issues you may have while dealing with it.
How Allergy Issues Are Handled
When your body senses something that it is allergic to, it treats the allergen as an invader. Your body will go straight to work and send off chemicals to fight the allergen. If your eyes are watery and you have a stuffy nose around certain things, then you are probably allergic to those things. Our ears, nose, and throat doctor will be able to diagnose what allergies you have by doing an allergy test. If medication is not providing allergy relief, your doctor will do a skin test where they will put a small amount of things that may cause an allergic reaction on your body (usually on the arm or back) and scratch the surface of your skin. Any places that become red and itchy notify the doctor that you are allergic to that specific substance. In rare cases, a doctor will perform a blood test to diagnose your allergies. Most times, a doctor will perform a skin test if generic medication does not work for you.
Benefits Of Seeing An ENT
After you see an ENT, you will be able to better understand your body and what your allergies are. It is important that you know what you are allergic to so you can stay away from it. Allergic reactions, if severe, can cause death and you want to avoid being placed in the hospital as much as possible. If you do not visit a doctor, you will most likely just buy over the counter medications and if they are not working for you, without the knowledge to proceed with treatment, you will not be able to combat your allergies.
If you find yourself having allergy problems, you need to visit our ears, nose, and throat doctor at The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida) who will be able to diagnose your allergy and provide you with allergy relief. To schedule an appointment or to find out more about our scratch test, contact us at 786-420-6660 or visit our website! hearingaidsfortlauderdale.com