An allergy is an increased sensitivity in your body caused by substances called allergens. Some common allergens include:
- Animal Dander
Many allergens can be inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. Your body reacts to these substances as “invaders” and produces antibodies to defend itself. These antibodies cause the release of inflammatory chemicals that lead to allergy symptoms such as:
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Fatigue
- Cold-Like Symptoms for More Than 10 Days
- Dark Circles/Swelling Under the Eyes
- Fluctuating Hearing Loss
- Head/Nasal Congestion
- Intestinal and Stomach Problems
- Nasal and Throat Drainage
- Nasal Itching
- Nasal Polyps
- Recurrent Ear Infections
- Recurrent Sinus Infections
- Watery Eyes
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Testing & Treatment
At ENT Associates of Savannah, we help patients suffering from a variety of inhalant allergies. We can accurately diagnose your allergy and craft a personalized treatment plan for you. For the most accurate diagnosis, we will schedule an allergy test. The test is performed in our office and takes around 90 minutes to complete.
During the test, a series of small injections are made in your arm. There is minimal discomfort with this technique and it determines if you are allergic to the tested allergens along with the severity of the allergy. The results allow doctors to create a unique treatment plan that best suits your health needs, whether that’s medication or immunotherapy.
Allergy Test Tips
Here are some things to know before you come in for an allergy test:
- Be sure to allow enough time for the test to avoid scheduling conflicts. The exam takes about 90 minutes.
- Wear short sleeves or a sleeveless shirt to your exam.
- Avoid using hairspray, perfume, lotions, colognes, or other scented products before the test.
You can be confident knowing our doctors can treat a wide range of ENT conditions. If our testing shows you don’t have allergies, then our medical team will work to find the cause of your symptoms. We use the latest technology to diagnose your condition and find the right treatment to get you back to enjoying your life.