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ENT Specialty - Allergy Department

Allergies occur because your immune system is incorrectly activated by the wrong things, like dust, pollen or foods. People with allergies have an immune system which is not too weak, but rather is overactive and therefore results in many of the symptoms typically associated with a cold including runny nose, congestion, ear pressure, post nasal drainage, fatigue, facial pain and facial pressure. People with allergies are more susceptible to sinus infections, ear infections and bronchitis due to excess mucus production and trapping of mucus in the sinuses and middle ear.

A fascinating aspect of allergies is the unique presentation in each person. Every allergy has a specific target organ. For example, one person’s dust mite allergy may cause chronic itching, while another person’s dust mite allergy may cause itchy eyes, runny nose and congestion. Similarly, one person’s wheat allergy may cause chronic constipation, while another person’s wheat allergy may cause chronic congestion and sinus infections.

Substances that often cause reactions include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines
  • Insects (mosquitos, fire ants and bees)
  • Chemicals

How do you get allergies?

Scientists think both genes and the environment have something to do with it. Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body’s defense system. In most allergic reactions; however, your immune system is responding to a false alarm.

Allergy Symptoms

  • Nasal: Recurring or Chronic Sinus Infections, Nasal Congestion, Post Nasal Drainage
  • Oral/Throat: Tongue Burning, Throat Clearing, Chronic Cough, Throat Itching, Swelling of the Lips, Tongue or Throat
  • Ear: Chronic Ear Infections, Draining Ears, Dizziness, Itchy Ear Canals
  • Cognitive: Mental Fogginess, Memory Impairment, Sleep Disturbance, Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal: Reflux Disease, Throat Clearing, Chronic Cough, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gas, Bloating
  • Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
  • Skin: Eczema, Chronic Urticaria, Skin Rash, Sleep Disturbance


Allergy Testing Distribution of Probiotics: Pharmaceutical Grade, High Dose; Wheat Dairy and Soy Free
Allergy Injections & Drops Distribution of Pharmaceutical Grade Amino Acid Supplements
Comprehensive Food & Allergy Management Distribution of Hypoallergenic Multivitamins: Wheat, Dairy and Soy Free
Sublingual Immunotherapy for Food Allergies    

For Allergy Patients

Patient Allergy Forms & Allergy Information Instructions


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