Itchy watery eyes or nose? Stuffy nose all the time? Sneezing fits?
If you have been putting off allergy testing or allergy shots but are suffering from symptoms that are difficult to manage or require constant medication, this is a great time to get your allergy skin testing done and getting your symptoms under control. Identify the cause, manage sources of exposure, use medications appropriately when needed, and for a more permanent solution, consider allergen immunotherapy.
Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) need a build up period of a few months to reach maximal effectiveness — if springtime is your worst season, starting allergen immunotherapy now will offer you protection from severe allergy symptom flares in the coming spring months.
Are you a candidate for allergen immunotherapy ("allergy shots")?
- do you have an itchy, stuffy or runny nose almost all the time?
- do you have frequent sinus pressure or headaches?
- do you have seasonal worsening of eye or nasal itchiness and sneezing, coughing, or wheezing?
- do you sneeze, cough, wheeze, or have difficulty breathing through your nose or chest when cleaning house or exposed to dust or pets?
- do you have frequent sinus infections?
- do you need to use allergy medications (antihistamines or nasal sprays, decongestants, etc.) more than 50% of the time?
- are flares of nasal or eye allergy symptoms severe enough to interrupt sleep?
- have you had to miss school or work because of allergy or sinus symptoms?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can help. Request a telemed appointment for initial evaluation by one of our four Board Certified Allergists.