Allergy

Allergy

At Comprehensive Ear, Nose, Throat, patients with inhalant allergy are examined, diagnosed and treated in a professional manner. We offer food and inhalant allergy testing, including skin test and blood test, and allergy shots (immunotherapy).
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions:

What is allergy?

The production of symptoms through immunologic mechanisms by a substance that is not harmful in itself.

Who might suffer from allergy?

It is estimated that 17% to 25% of the American population suffer from allergy. Almost anyone, from children to adult, can have allergy.  Although very small children, whose immune system has not sufficiently developed, might not display the same symptoms as older individuals.

What are the different types of allergy?

The most common types of allergy are inhalant allergy and food allergy.

What are the symptoms of inhalant allergy?

Symptoms include itching of the nose, eyes, and throat; tearing or burning eyes;  running nose; sneezing; nasal congestion; and post-nasal drip causing sore throat, recurrent hoarseness or chronic coughing. These symptoms can occur together or individually.

How can inhalant allergens be identified?

Inhalant allergens can be identified by skin testing or by blood testing.

What are the symptoms of food allergy?

Food allergy can affect different organs in the body and can cause diverse symptoms, from headache, to nasal obstruction, to gastrointestinal disorder (abdominal cramp, diarrhea etc), to chronic cough.

How can food allergens be identified?

Food allergens can be identified by skin test, blood  test, or by oral challenge technique.

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