An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment.

Symptoms include red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives or an asthma attack.

Tests include placing possible allergens on the skin and looking for a reaction such as swelling and blood tests to look for an allergen-specific IgE.

Treatment by medication, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and/or avoidance of pollen, dust, mold, food, and other sensitivities that affect the ear, nose, and throat.

 Conditions treated: 

  • hay fever
  • seasonal and perennial rhinitis
  • chronic sinusitis
  • laryngitis
  • sore throat
  • otitis media
  • dizziness
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