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Managing Allergies this Season

You have a runny nose, uncontrollable sneezing and watery eyes—all signs allergy season is here. Whether you are struggling with ragweed, pollen or pet dander allergies, learn more about the options available to help alleviate allergies.


Many people are not 100% sure what causes their symptoms. Is it an allergy or something else? If you are experiencing symptoms but not finding over-the-counter relief, it’s time to figure out the source of your problems. Harbin Clinic can help identify the source through allergy testing.

Allergy testing determines if symptoms are caused by allergies or another problem. Many factors could cause allergy-like symptoms such as an infection. Elimination tests, skin tests and blood tests are other ways to narrow down what could be causing your symptoms and confirm if you have allergies.


One of the most common allergy types is the inhalant allergy, an allergic reaction caused when a person breathes in an allergen such as pollen or animal dander. For these reactions, allergic immunotherapy is a great long-term solution.

Allergic immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is small concentrations of the allergens you’re allergic to that are injected in the upper arm. These shots increase the immune system’s tolerance by increasing the allergen doses until the maximum concentration is reached. Once the shots are stopped, many people experience relief from their allergies for several years.

 An alternative to allergic immunotherapy is sub-lingual drops, where a tablet containing the allergen is placed under the tongue. The drops have the same result as the shots but are given less frequently and contain a higher dosage of the allergen.

With locations in Calhoun, Cartersville and Rome, Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat’s board-certified physicians are committed to providing comprehensive care to treat and alleviate your symptoms this spring. Treatments are available at all three convenient locations.

From coughing and sneezing to itching and wheezing, Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat physicians are committed to providing comprehensive care to treat and relieve your allergy symptoms.

To schedule an appointment, visit Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat.

Published April 15, 2024

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