One way to treat allergies is to avoid the source of allergens, but sometimes that isn’t possible. Ear, Nose and Throat doctors, called Otolaryngologists, can perform a series of tests to determine the causes of allergies and develop a plan to manage them.
Medical management includes counseling in environmental control as well as the use of a number of medications including antihistamines, decongestants, and steroids. The only long term treatment available for inhalant allergy is the administration of injections that build up protective antibodies to specific allergens (pollens, molds, animal dander, etc.).
- Connie Meyer, R.N.
- Sheri West, Medical Assitant
- Clair Pimley, L.P.N.