How your ENT specialists in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard, and Camarillo, CA, can help you get relief from allergy symptoms
Do you dread dealing with seasonal allergies? Do you suffer from allergies at all times of the year? If so, you will be glad to know your ENT doctor can help you feel better.
The ENT specialists at West Coast Ear, Nose, Throat Head And Neck Surgery provide a wide range of ENT services including allergy testing and treatment. They have several convenient office locations in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard, and Camarillo, CA, to help you get relief from allergy symptoms.
Allergies are the result of your body being exposed to a substance, known as an allergen. Allergens can be anything, from plants to foods, to animals. They can happen at all times of the year too.
Seasonal allergies can be due to:
● Trees and grasses
● Flower and plant pollens
Year-long allergies can be due to:
● Mold and dust mites
● Animal and pet dander
The first step in allergy treatment is to find out what you are allergic to. Your ENT specialist can test for allergies with a:
● Skin test, which involves injecting a small amount of a substance under your skin and waiting for a reaction.
● Challenge test, which involves eating or inhaling a substance and waiting for a reaction.
● Blood tests, which involves sending a blood sample to a lab to find out what you are allergic to.
When you know what you are allergic to, you can try to avoid the substance. It’s not always possible to avoid exposure, so your ENT specialist can treat your allergies with:
● Allergy shots
● Sublingual drop therapy
You can do a lot to relieve allergy symptoms at home. Remember to:
● Place allergy or HEPA filters in your house, especially your bedroom
● Vacuum frequently or replace carpeting with hardwood floors
● Use hypoallergenic pillowcases and bedding
● Keep pets from coming into your bedroom and off of furniture
● Close windows and doors in spring and summer to reduce pollen exposure
To learn more about allergy management, testing, and treatment, call the ENT specialists at West Coast Ear, Nose, Throat Head And Neck Surgery. You can reach them in any of their locations by calling:
Thousand Oaks, CA, at (805) 379-9646
Simi Valley, CA, at (805) 527-7320
Oxnard, CA, at (805) 983-0395
Camarillo, CA, at (805) 484-5929
Get help for your allergies by calling today.