Allergy Testing and Treatment
Allergy Testing & Treatment

Allergies affect millions of Americans. If you are one of them, you know how much the symptoms can disrupt your everyday life. Common symptoms include the following.

  • Runny nose
  • Wheezing and coughing
  • Itching of the eyes or nose
  • Watery and red eyes

You can get help for your allergic symptoms at the Georgia Center for Ear, Nose and Throat.

What Are Allergies?

An allergic reaction happens when your body reacts to a foreign substance that it thinks is harmful. Your body mounts an immune response to the foreign substance, and this response can cause symptoms of allergies. Food and drug allergies, atopic dermatitis or eczema, and allergies to insect stings are common. Another one is hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. This occurs when your body mounts an immune response to pollen, dust pest hair, mites, or other small particles in the air.

Testing for Allergies

Your first appointment with Dr. Fletcher will include a medical history and examination. You might take a food diary to determine if you have allergies to foods in your diet. Other tests include blood tests for specific immune factors produced by your body, and skin tests to see if certain substances cause a reaction on your skin.

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Your treatment depends on your symptoms, the cause of your allergies, and what you have tried before. Options include avoiding the allergen and taking over-the-counter or prescription medications such as pills or nasal sprays. You may take immunotherapy over the course of years to suppress symptoms.

Why wait to get relief?

Do not let allergy symptoms determine how you live your life. Call the Georgia Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat today to get tested for allergies. Dr. Fletcher can help you find relief from symptoms so you can go about your business without your symptoms getting in your way.

Call today to schedule your Allergy Testing and Treatment with Dr. Aaron Fletcher.