Allergy Testing in Suwanee, GA
The initial step in the treatment of an allergy is an accurate diagnosis by an allergist or immunologist. It involves deciding whether the patient’s symptoms are caused by an allergy and, if so, determining what triggers the allergy as accurately as possible. The resulting diagnosis will target the appropriate treatment or clinical intervention to allow avoidance of the allergic trigger which will help to eliminate or minimize symptoms.
If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction and would like to discuss your symptoms and triggers, schedule a consultation with our ENT providers to discuss your treatment options available. To schedule a consultation for allergy diagnosis and treatment at our ENT clinic in Suwanee, GA, please call today.
An accurate diagnosis is obtained using a combination of approaches and tests that can include skin-pricks and blood tests to identify and confirm a diagnosis. Treatments can include:
Control of Symptoms
These treatments can be self-administered and do not necessarily need to be based on an accurate diagnosis. Examples include the use of over the counter medications such as antihistamine creams and steroid creams for eczema and antihistamine pills for nasal symptoms that include rhinitis. More serious conditions can be treated with inhalers for asthma, skin creams for eczema and auto injectors for anaphylaxis resulting from, among other causes, insect bites, without having identified whether the condition is truly an allergy.
This approach is often part of an individual’s emergency self-treatment plan for acute attacks such as for acute tongue swelling or anaphylaxis that can result from insect bites.
Schedule a Consultation for Allergy Testing and Treatment in Suwanee, GA
Our ENT doctors provide testing and treatment for allergies and allergy-like symptoms. To schedule a consultation for allergy testing and treatment, please call our ENT clinic in Suwanee, GA, at today.