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Struggling with allergies? Here at West Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat in Oxnard, CA, our physicians are committed to helping patients alleviate symptoms that are negatively altering precisely those body parts—the ears, nose, and throat. Read on to learn how we can help treat your allergy symptoms.
What is an Allergy?
Your immune system is the body's defense system against germs. When it becomes weak, it creates an overactive response to foreign substances that may not bother most people. Allergies can come in many different forms, and approximately affect 50 million Americans. Fortunately, the physicians here at our Oxnard office can order diagnostic testing to pinpoint what's causing your allergies and then develop a treatment plan best suitable for your specific symptoms.
What's Causing My Allergies?
While some patients may understand what poses a severe threat to their skin, sinuses, airways, or digestive system, others might be clueless because the symptoms emerged out of nowhere. Possible hypersensitivities include:
- Dust mites
- Types of foods - peanuts, shellfish, dairy
- Medications - antibiotics, penicillin
How to Ease Your Allergy Symptoms
Allergy symptoms result in sinus congestion, itchy/watery eyes, asthma, ear infections, and other irritations. Stomach and intestinal problems can also occur, such as skin rashes, frequent headaches, and fatigue. The type of treatment our physician recommends will depend on specific indicators, as well as your concerns. We may suggest prescription-strength nasal spray to relieve pressure in the sinuses, topical lotions to alleviate inflamed skin, or shots to reduce allergy attacks.
Need Relief? Give Us a Call
An allergy can develop and disappear at any age. When one or more overstays its welcome, the physicians here at West Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat can discuss treatment options that may include medicines, injections, and avoiding the allergens that cause you discomfort. For more information about the conditions we treat and the services we provide, visit our website. To schedule an appointment at our Oxnard office, please call (805) 983-0395.