Allergy Testing and Treatment

Allergies can be difficult to deal with and can even affect how you function on a daily basis. If you’re dealing with allergies, you should know what triggers your allergies and how you can manage your symptoms. In order to identify your triggers, you’ll need to go through allergy testing. Dr. Leslie Berghash, Dr. John Lanza, and Dr. Matthew Ericksen at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Okeechobee, FL, can explain how allergy testing works and how allergies are then treated.

Testing and Treating Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts badly to a foreign substance and your body attacks it. The foreign substance is usually not harmful on its own, but your body marks it as dangerous. If you start noticing that you’re dealing with allergies, it’s important to get allergy testing done by our ENT doctors as soon as possible.

The most common form of allergy testing is a skin test. Your skin will be pricked with small amounts of common allergens. If there’s a reaction and your skin develops a hive, you are allergic to that trigger and you should avoid it as much as possible.

The best way to treat allergies is by avoiding what triggers your allergies. If that isn’t possible, there are other ways to deal with allergies. There are medications that you can take or your doctor might recommend immunotherapy as a way to build up your immune system and get rid of an allergy. In cases with severe allergies, you might need to have an EpiPen handy for reactions.

Contact Your ENT Doctor Today

Find out what you are allergic to. Contact Dr. Berghash, Dr. Lanza, and Dr. Ericksen at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Okeechobee, FL, to learn more about allergy testing and treatment. Call for more information today at (772) 398-9911 for the office in Port St. Lucie, FL, (772) 464-6055 for the office in Fort Pierce, FL, and (863) 357-7791 for the office in Okeechobee, FL.