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Seasonal and environmental allergies are very common. If you find yourself suddenly sneezing uncontrollably or experiencing watery eyes or an itchy throat while mowing the lawn, taking a walk during a warm spring day, or dusting and cleaning around your home, you may be allergic to pollen, ragweed, or dust mites. In addition to seasonal allergies, which can produce cold and flu-like symptoms, there are a number of other allergy triggers that can range in severity from mild to severe. The allergy doctors at Spartanburg & Greer ENT in SC offer allergy testing and treatment at the Allergy Clinic at both the Spartanburg and Greer location.
Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment in Spartanburg or Greer, SC
Food allergies are also very common in the United States and are on the rise according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially among children. Undiagnosed food allergies can be especially dangerous and even life threatening. The signs and symptoms of a food allergy include:
- You experience itching or tingling on your tongue, palette, or the insides of your cheeks while eating
- Swelling in the face, throat, or anywhere in the body
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- Abdominal cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
- Nasal congestion
A constricted airway, swelling in the throat, elevated pulse, and fainting can be signs of shock (anaphylaxis) which can be life threatening. Seek immediate emergency treatment if you or your child are showing signs of shock.
Keeping a food diary is a good way to monitor any potential adverse reactions to specific foods. In addition to food and seasonal/environmental allergies, other common allergy triggers include certain medications, rubber/latex, insects, and domestic pets like cats and dogs. Speak to an allergy doctor if you experience upper respiratory problems or skin irritation/allergies after coming into contact with an allergy trigger.
Find an Allergy Doctor in Spartanburg or Greer, SC
Undiagnosed and untreated allergies can interfere with your wellbeing and quality of life. For more information, contact Spartanburg & Greer ENT by calling (864) 582-2900 in Spartanburg or (864) 699-6970 in Greer to schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists today.
Pain-free, hassle-free, symptom-free, allergy free!
Instead of painful allergy shots and weekly office visits, you can now get long-term allergy relief simply by putting a few drops under your tongue three times a day.
This safe and effective treatment is called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and is available at Spartanburg & Greer ENT! See your Allergy Doctor in Spartanburg, SC or Greer, SC today!
How does the Sublingual Immunotherapy Program work?
- A simple blood test determines exactly what triggers your allergies.
- Customized allergy solution is sent directly to you by mail.
- You put the allergy drops under your tongue each day. (We'll teach you how!)
- You'll breath easier as the drops work to eliminate the symptoms.
If you’re tired of dealing with itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, headaches or other allergy symptoms, but you don’t want to go through years of painful allergy shots, call the Allergy Center at Spartanburg & Greer ENT at (864) 582-2900 for an appointment.