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Don’t Let Your Allergies Spring Into Action


You have a runny nose, uncontrollable sneezing, and watery eyes—all signs that tell you allergy season is here. With an abundance of pollen in the air, it’s hard not to think about the upcoming months of coughing, wheezing, and sniffling. Whether you have ragweed, pollen, or pet dander allergies, there are many options available to help alleviate your allergies so you can enjoy the spring weather symptom-free.

Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat physicians diagnose and treat various types of allergy and sinus-related problems. For inhalant allergies, including dust, pollen, mold, and pet dander, 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 gradually 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.

If you’re uncertain whether you’re suffering from allergies or not, Harbin Clinic can help identify the problem through allergy testing. Allergy testing determines if symptoms are caused by allergies or another problem. Many factors could cause symptoms that are similar to allergies, such as medications you’re taking or an infection. Elimination tests, skin tests, and blood tests are other ways that help narrow down what could be causing your symptoms and confirm if you have allergies or not.

With locations in CalhounCartersville, and Rome, Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat’s team of board-certified physicians are committed to providing comprehensive care to treat and alleviate your spring allergy symptoms. Their offered treatments are available at all three locations to make getting you back on your feet easy and convenient.

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 14, 2021

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