Fort Lauderdale Allergy Treatment: What Happens When an Allergen Enters the Body?

Histamine has its uses. Unfortunately, histamine becomes our foe when the immune system excessively responds to harmless substances. Peanuts, pollen, and animal dander are common allergens that can trigger this response. 

    As a result of leaking vessels, eyes may tear up or swell, which also causes congestion in the nose. Furthermore, itching is produced due to histamines affecting nerves. Additionally, for food allergies, these symptoms could include vomiting, diarrhea, and constricted muscles leading to difficulty breathing.

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    What Allergy Treatments are Available at South Florida ENT Associates in Fort Lauderdale?

    Our specialized team of board-certified ENT specialists in Fort Lauderdale offers a wide array of allergy testing and treatment services to address the needs of individuals from all walks of life, ages ranging from children to adults. Our full range includes: 

    What Allergy Treatments are Available at SFENTA?

    • Allergy shots provide patients the relief they need to develop a tolerance for their environmental allergen. Treatment begins by administering one or two weekly injections and gradually decreasing until only maintenance is required. As you progress through your treatment plan, an increase in dosage will eventually result in an increased immunity to allergens that offers lasting relief from symptoms.
    • Allergy drops are a revolutionary form of immunotherapy that can decrease sensitivity to your specific allergen. All you need to do is place a few drops beneath the tongue, which will begin working almost immediately. Over time, these allergy drops will help provide relief from long-term symptoms associated with allergies. 
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    What is Biologic Therapy?

    Biologic therapy is a powerful tool in the medical field, with its ability to help treat various conditions related to immunity. These include hives and eczema, asthma, nasal polyps, and chronic rhinosinusitis aiding individuals struggling with such health issues. 

    Biologic therapy specifically targets certain aspects of the immune system that result in long-term inflammation for successful recovery outcomes. By targeting specific components of the human body's natural defense system to stop long-term swelling, biologic treatment has been demonstrated to offer relief in many cases.

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    Pinpointing the Source of the Allergy 

    Do you think you may have an allergy but haven't received a proper diagnosis yet? Our team is equipped with the resources to provide confirmation. We specialize in various types of allergy testing, such as: 

    • Drug testing (which includes skin prick tests, patching tests, and oral exams). 
    • Food allergies can be assessed through skin pricks, blood work, or elimination diets, where specific foods are removed and then gradually reintroduced. 
    • Environmental allergy testing is a unique type of testing to help diagnose allergies. We use an injection method, applying just the right amount of allergen beneath your skin and monitoring any reaction you may have over time. This powerful technique can be used to test for common environmental allergens like pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold- offering quick insight into what triggers your body's negative response. 

    By utilizing these methods, an allergist in Fort Lauderdale can accurately diagnose any potential allergies.

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