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Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US, and 50 million Americans suffer from them each year. Some people are affected by allergies in milder ways, experiencing some, but minimal, discomfort. However, for many, allergies are detrimental to their health, causing severe, potentially life-threatening health concerns. Whatever degree to which you suffer from allergies, South Florida ENT Associates can help you treat them and ease your symptoms. 

Allergies are caused by environmental conditions, food, or drugs

What exactly causes allergies? A variety of things can cause allergies. Listed below are some common allergens that trigger reactions in people.

  • Pets and animal dander, such as specific proteins in an animal's saliva or skin
  • Molds or minuscule fungi that have spores that move throughout the air
  • Pollen such as how ragweed is a common cause of summertime allergies in Florida
  • Dust mites or microscopic insects that live in our homes, particularly in dusty or unclean areas
  • Food allergies are primarily due to certain chemicals in specific food products
  • Drug allergies occur when you experience an allergic reaction to a drug’s component

Allergies have many symptoms

Allergy symptoms occur when the immune system reacts to an allergic substance entering the body. The immune system produces specific antibodies capable of recognizing the same allergic substance if it enters the body at a later time.

Some symptoms of allergies include:

  • Red, irritated, crusty, or watery eyes
  • Runny, itchy, or stuffed nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Itchy or sore throat
  • Cramping
  • Hives
  • Fatigue

Additionally, some more severe reactions to allergies are:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Trouble with swallowing
  • Face, tongue, or eyes swelling
  • Anaphylactic shock

Allergies are treatable and manageable

At SFENTA, we are dedicated to providing you with allergy relief so you can enjoy your daily life. There are many allergy treatments available, and the ones that we offer are:

  • Allergy testing
  • Allergy shots
  • Allergy drops
  • Biologic therapy
  • Food allergy testing
  • Drug allergy testing

Some allergy management methods include:

  • Minimizing allergen exposure
  • Desensitization with allergy shots
  • Medications such as antihistamines, nasal decongestant sprays, and cortisone-type preparations

Treating your allergies at South Florida ENT Associates

When you come to  South Florida ENT Associates, we will learn about your unique allergy needs and provide you with the proper treatment to alleviate or eradicate your uncomfortable symptoms. We offer allergy tests to pinpoint your specific allergies and effective treatments, such as allergy shots, drops, and biological therapy. We take your allergy concerns seriously and offer top-quality care and service throughout your treatment.

At SFENTA, our staff is committed to helping you achieve long-term allergy relief. For over 30 years, we’ve been helping patients across South Florida find allergy relief and now have over 35 locations with 50 ENT specialists. You are never far from our team that strives to deliver a comprehensive solution that is tailored to your specific needs.

We offer highly specialized allergy care at many of our locations, combining state-of-the-art treatments and exceptionally trained physicians. Patients with chronic allergies, suspected allergies, or interest in allergy treatment methods should contact SFENTA to schedule an appointment.

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