Our Allergy Treatment Options At West Palm Breathe Free
Allergies can cause painful symptoms that lead to fatigue and the avoidance of doing things we used to love. If you have decided to schedule an allergy test with West Palm Breathe Free, you may be interested in learning about the treatment options.
Our ultimate goal at West Palm Breathe Free is to provide our patients with the best treatment and testing options available. We know that your combination of allergens and symptoms is unique to you. We also know that your health goals will also be unique, which is why we work closely with every patient to guide them in making the best decisions for their allergy health.I Want My Painful Allergies Treated
What Are Some Common Allergens and Symptoms?
Everyone is unique and there are a lot of possible allergens out there but some of the common ones include:
- Dust mites
- Air pollution
- Pet dander
Often, these and other allergens are associated with some common symptoms that include:
- Runny nose
- Face pain
- Itchy eyes
- Breathing issues
Although these are common symptoms and allergens, everyone is unique and at West Palm Breathe Free we work closely with our patients to determine every possible issue. This allows us to treat our patients using unique and comprehensive treatment plans.
An Allergy Treatment Plan That’s As Unique As You Are
If your combination of symptoms and allergens is unique to you, why do some places give you a generic treatment? Our board-certified ENT physicians work closely with our patients when determining treatment options. We often challenge our patients to make sure that their treatment plan is right for them by considering a few things.
- Your unique allergy profile - Make sure that when thinking about a treatment plan that it includes all of your allergens and symptoms.
- Your medical history - Consider sharing you and your family’s medical history with us so that we aren’t offering any treatments that may be ineffective or cause issues.
- Consider long-term goals - What are your long-term health goals? Do you want to get rid of your allergies overall or focus on controlling symptoms?
- Your budget - Consider what is affordable to you and what your insurance will cover.
- Your schedule - You need a treatment plan that works with your schedule, not the other way around.
Short and Long-Term Allergy Treatment Options
After considering all of the above you will be able to make a better decision on the kind of treatment that will work best for you. Treatment plans that we suggest may contain one or a combination of the following:
Avoiding your allergies when beginning a treatment plan is the best way to avoid the painful and severe symptoms they're associated with.
Medication doesn’t treat the underlying causes of your allergies, but it does treat the most painful part: the symptoms. If long-term treatment (immunotherapy) isn’t available, medication will be your next best option. Even if immunotherapy is right for you, medication is still a good way to control your symptoms during the beginning stages of treatment.
Allergy medications come in the form of:
- Nasal sprays
- Eye drops
Our ENT physicians can help you determine the type of medication that will work the best for you. Always consult a physician before starting a medication.
Managing symptoms is nice but if you want long-term relief immunotherapy is the way to go.
Immunotherapy is often the best long-term treatment option for allergies when applicable. Immunotherapy is the process of retraining your body and immune system to not react to your unique allergens.
A small amount of your allergens will be introduced to your body every day or several times a week. Over the course of time, this will lead to a reduction or elimination of symptoms. There are two forms of immunotherapy.
Allergy shots are injections of a small amount of the allergen or allergens you’re allergic to. These shots will take place a few times a week in the comfort of our office. You will most likely see a reduction of symptoms within a few months.
While allergy shots are effective, most people prefer the more convenient approach, allergy drops.
Allergy drops work the same as shots except they are drops that you place yourself under your tongue. Importantly, allergy drops can be administered on your own time and convenience.
We will work with you to determine how often you need to use the drops and then you will be able to use them wherever you are. This can save you time and money since you will not need to come into the office.Learn more about allergy drops
Our Allergy Treatments are Comprehensive
Unlike some allergy testing facilities, we prefer to work with your overall goals and needs to provide you with a treatment plan that is comprehensive and unique to you. If you’re tired of painful allergy symptoms, you need to schedule with West Palm Breathe Free.I’m ready to get rid of these painful allergies