What your doctors in Frederick and Hagerstown want you to know
You can suffer from allergies all through the year. The itchy eyes and runny nose, along with the sneezing can make you miserable. Fortunately, there is relief from the effects of allergies, but first, you have to identify what you are allergic to. Your ear, nose, and throat specialists at Central ENT Consultants can help. They have two convenient office locations in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD to serve you.
Spring and summer are most often associated with allergies, because of hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis. Hay fever is an allergy to grasses, pollens, trees, and plants that flower during the spring and summer months.
If you have allergies during the fall and winter, you could be allergic to dust mites, mold, or mildew. You might also be allergic to your pets, because you are spending a lot of time inside with them.
If you have allergies all year long, you may also be allergic to certain foods. Common food allergies include peanuts and shellfish. Food allergies may cause breathing problems among other issues, and breathing difficulty can be life threatening.
If you have allergies, you need to stop in and see your doctor for allergy testing to determine what you are allergic to. Determining the exact cause of your allergies is the first step in dealing with common allergies.
Your doctors at Central ENT Consultants will develop an effective treatment plan for you which may include allergy injections given once each week. Your doctor may suggest sublingual drop therapy as a more convenient alternative. You will be given a special solution which you can take with you. Drops are taken each day, as an alternative to the injections.
You should also try to control your exposure to allergens by:
- Vacuuming frequently
- Using hypo-allergenic linens and pillowcases
- Placing HEPA filters in bedroom and house
- Keeping your pets out of your bedroom and off of furniture
Don’t suffer from common allergies when help is just a phone call away. Get rid of your sneezing and itching by calling your ear, nose, and throat specialists at Central ENT Consultants, with offices in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD. Call today and breathe better tomorrow!