What happens when an allergen is introduced?

When an allergen is reintroduced to the body, our immune system reacts swiftly by triggering a series of responses. These reactions can include tissue damage, blood vessel dilation, and histamine production, which leads to conventional allergy symptoms, including itchy eyes, congested sinuses, noses, headaches, sneezing, and a scratchy throat or hives. In rare cases, additional signs such as balance problems like dizziness and skin issues like eczema may appear along with respiratory difficulties such as asthma.

Allergy Treatments at South Florida ENT Associates in Pembroke Pines

If you or your child are struggling with allergies, our board-certified otolaryngologists in Pembroke Pines offer a range of testing and treatment alternatives. 

Our comprehensive menu includes allergy testing, shots, drops, biologic therapy for food and drug sensitivities - all provided in an atmosphere of comfort and care. 

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Types of allergy treatments available at SFENTA

Are you wondering what treatments are available to combat allergies? Allergy shots and drops can provide relief; however, biologic therapy is another increasingly popular option. Biologic therapy targets specific immune system components—which helps reduce chronic inflammation associated with conditions such as hives, eczema, asthma, nasal polyps, and more.

    Do you have a suspected allergy?

    Is it time to get the confirmation you need regarding a potential allergy? Our professional team can provide specialized testing to diagnose you accurately. We offer multiple forms of allergy assessment, including:

    • Drug allergy testing: from skin prick tests and patch tests to oral exams – there are a variety of ways that can determine which drugs could cause an adverse reaction in your body. That way, you'll know with certainty whether it's safe to take a medication without worry or being hesitant to take the medication you need.
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    • Food allergy testing: Our team is adept at testing food allergies using various methods, such as skin prick tests, blood tests, and strategic elimination diets. We can work with you to identify the foods that cause your allergy symptoms by strategically eliminating them from your diet before slowly reintroducing them one by one.
    • Environmental allergy testing: can pinpoint all the most typical sources of allergens, such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold. By using a small injection composed of sample environmental allergens just below your skin to check for any potential reactions or immunity levels – we can help to identify the cause of your allergies.
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    Are allergies negatively impacting your life? 

    Allergies may not always be life-threatening, but they can cause missed work days, reduced job efficiency, diminished scholastic achievement, and a decline in quality of life. When you include the millions spent on antihistamines and unproductive working hours lost to allergens - allergies are anything but a minor issue.

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    How to deal with seasonal allergies 

    Seasonal allergies can be incredibly uncomfortable, and the struggle is real for those suffering year-round symptoms. The most successful symptom control methods involve a multi-pronged approach, such as reducing exposure to allergens, receiving allergy shots, using nasal decongestant sprays, and/or taking medications.

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