The crisp fall air is a welcomed change when the summer heat finally breaks its spell. Seasonal allergies can put a damper on this enjoyable season! Fortunately, there are ways you can combat your seasonal allergies.
How You Can Find Relief from Seasonal Allergies
First, it’s crucial to know exactly what is causing your seasonal allergies to flare. An official allergy diagnoses will provide insight about what to do to find relief.
At ENT Associates of Savannah, our physicians will conduct an allergy test to determine exactly what you’re allergic to. The allergy test is painless and normally takes about 90 minutes from start to finish. After this test is complete, our doctors will know exactly what is causing your seasonal allergies! Many Georgians have found relief from their allergies through treatment options such as:
- Immunotherapy – This treatment option is gaining popularity as it continues to prove very effective. Immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, re-trains your immune system to accept harmless molecules (i.e. dust, pet dander, pollen, etc.) instead of treating them as a threat.
- Decongestants – Decongestants dramatically reduce the swelling and inflammation that occurs in nasal blood vessels. By taking decongestants, you will breathe easier and your mucus will drain properly.
- Medication – Prescribed medication can help you find relief! Many medications are over the counter, but we strongly suggest you talk to your ENT doctor first about how much to take, when to take it, and other important details.
- Nasal spray – Many people find relief through nasal spray, as this spray delivers medication into your nose to relieve you from allergy symptoms such as itchiness, swelling, runny nose, and more.
Don’t let another season pass without answers about your allergies! Our doctors will be happy to answer your questions and create a personalized treatment plan for you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment: 912-351-3030.