Find the actual cause of your condition: Could it be allergies?
Allergies complicate life. If you’re reacting to allergens, how can you thoroughly enjoy each day? Not only will you feel stuffed with congestion and empty of energy, you very well may be putting your long-term health and happiness at risk.
For many sufferers of chronic or recurrent sinusitis (sinus infections) or chronic nasal congestion, allergies are a primary concern. Because of this, allergy testing has exploded in popularity to help those with sinus conditions rise above their symptoms and get the treatment they desperately seek.
However, the rise in allergy testing has led many providers to overlook the importance of providing a comprehensive exam that can determine the root of a sinus issue.
The Risks of Having Allergy Testing Outside of Your ENT’s Office
Testing locations are popping up around the country, and those believed to be suffering from sinus conditions are being referred to a testing location instead of visiting with their Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor to receive a full exam.
Without a full exam, the cause of a sinus condition may be missed. Regardless of the results of an allergy test, sinus issues, including chronic nasal congestion and chronic sinusitis, are often caused by structural problems. They can also be caused by enlarged turbinates or other issues that will not show up in any allergy test.
Until you undergo a full exam, there is no way to determine if your condition is not caused by an internal structural problem and not allergies. Dr. Mark Harrison can offer you a comprehensive sinus and allergy testing and treatment plan that will determine the true cause of your issue, and outline how to fix it with our help.Request Your Appointment with Harrison Sinus Relief
Finding Long-Term Relief: Allergy Treatments
Once your condition is observed and diagnosed by your ENT, and if allergies are the primary cause of your issues, your treatment plan may include either allergy shots (immunotherapy) or allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy - SLIT).
Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Immunotherapy, administered through regular shots (1-3 times a week), helps your body adapt to small amounts of the allergens your body reacts to. Over time, your body adjusts, and reactions to those allergens reduce and can disappear. Immunotherapy can be an effective treatment for allergies but is not a treatment for food-related allergies.
Allergy drops are sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). They are an alternative to allergy shots that can be taken pain-free at home. Drops are placed under the tongue and left to sit for 1-2 minutes before swallowing. Like allergy drops, over months or years, your reactions to allergens can reduce and subside with consistent treatment.
Trusted Allergy Testing with Harrison Sinus Relief
Don’t settle for an ineffective test that won’t bring you long-term relief. Partner with Dr. Harrison to ensure you’re receiving the care you want and need from an allergy and ENT specialist that will develop a plan that can help you move past your allergy condition. I want Dr. Harrison to perform my allergy test