The body’s immune system is an incredibly powerful self-defense force that enables it to identify and destroy foreign material. Occasionally the body mistakenly marks harmless, common substances like animal dander and dust mites as dangerous and attempts to eliminate them from the body. Unfortunately, allergies are not curable. However, there are steps you can take to alleviate the pain.
Conditions related to the ears, nose, or throat
Our physicians can diagnose both seasonal and perennial allergies at our allergy clinic in Buffalo, NY. Better yet, because our practitioners are certified to treat any conditions related to the ears, nose, or throat, you’ll receive a very thorough examination. Though your new cat may be causing your stuffy nose, it’s very possible that you have nasal polyps, a sinus infection, or a deviated septum instead. With his broad expertise, Dr. Paul Young and his associates can give you the personalized care you need.
Medical intervention isn’t actually necessary in the majority of cases
Come by our Buffalo allergy clinic for a visit to speak to us about your symptoms and health history. From there, we can conduct either a skin or blood test to identify your allergens and speak about treatments. Medical intervention isn’t actually necessary in the majority of cases. Simple lifestyle changes can help mitigate the effects of seasonal allergies. Whether that means checking the pollen count before going outside for a picnic or disinfecting shower curtains to prevent the growth of mold, most cases aren’t severe enough to merit drugs or immunotherapy.
However, if you do find your allergy symptoms unbearable, we are happy to discuss prescription medication or allergy shots with you. Though we would prefer you to see if you can manage your symptoms simply with over-the-counter medication, stop by our Buffalo, NY allergy clinic to speak to us about prescription drugs.
Immunotherapy Available Here in Our Allergy Clinic in Buffalo
We also administer immunotherapy right here in our office. Taken in the office intravenously or at home orally, allergy shots introduce your allergen to your body in very small amounts over an extended period of time. Though not a vaccination in the traditional sense of the word, allergy shots have proven to be incredibly effective for those who find that their symptoms have become unbearable.
Don’t sniffle your way through spring when help is just a short visit away. Our allergy clinic in Buffalo, NY is open and available for business!
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