Allergy Testing & Treatments Specialist

ENT and Allergy Specialists -  - Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

ENT and Allergy Specialists

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, and East Norriton, PA

Are you dreaming of a life where you don’t suffer from allergies? To have proper testing and treatment, visit ENT and Allergy Specialists. With locations in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, and East Norriton, Pennsylvania, the practice has a team of experienced allergy experts ready to help. Get the diagnostic tests you need and a care plan to keep you allergy-free all year round. To book an appointment, call the office or schedule online today.

Allergy Testing & Treatments Q & A

What is Allergy Testing?

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to allergy symptoms, such as tree pollen, mold, pet dander, or environmental toxins. With allergy testing, your physician evaluates your symptoms to determine your triggers, and can also treat you for other conditions that may make your symptoms worse.

Proper allergy testing is important, because without knowing the cause of your allergies, over-the-counter medicine or other treatments may not produce effective results.

There are different ways to test for allergies, which may include a skin or blood test. The skin test involves introducing the surface of your skin to a known allergen, and seeing if this results in redness or inflammation. With a blood test, your physician sends a sample to a lab and you get your results in a few days.  

What Methods are Used to Treat Allergies?

At ENT and Allergy Specialists, your physician may recommend a few key methods for treating allergies:

  • Avoidance Measures: You can reduce or eliminate allergies by avoiding your triggers. This may include dust mite covers on bedding, air conditioning on high pollen count days, or showering and changing clothes after being outside.
  • Medications: Your specialist may recommend treating acute seasonal allergies with over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, or a carefully managed combination of both.
  • Immunotherapy: Allergy shots or sublingual immunotherapy offer long-term solutions for patients who don’t experience enough relief from medications, or for those who prefer not to be on medication.

 

In addition to these methods, your treatment plan might also include dietary changes to help support your immune system during recovery.

What Results Can I Expect with Allergy Treatment?

Once your physician identifies the cause of your allergies, it’s easy to relieve your symptoms with proper treatment. Sometimes it can take a while for the immune system to recover, but many patients experience immediate relief with avoidance tactics or medication.

Your physician makes sure that your treatment provides lasting results, and that you can return to an allergy-free life as soon as possible.

To learn more about allergy testing and treatment at ENT and Allergy Specialists, book an appointment online or call the office today.

What we offer

Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Services