Are You Still Suffering from Allergies? Get Help Today
ENTcare is the state of the art allergy and asthma center serving Dothan, Alabama and the Wiregrass area, providing comprehensive testing and treatment for a wide range of allergic diseases.
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Our Board Certified physician in Allergy and Immunology cares for both pediatric and adult patients. At Dothan ENTCare, we specialize in comprehensive care of allergic and asthmatic conditions, specifically:
Evaluations for allergies via skin testing and/or blood testing are available as well as breathing tests to diagnose asthma or wheezing. Medications and allergy injections are offered for treatment of chronic allergic conditions or asthma. Our trained staff will determine the cause of your symptoms and will work with you to improve your quality of life.
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Common Allergies and Asthma Symptoms
Shortness of breath
Chest tightness or pain
Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children)
Pressure or pain in the sinuses, in the ears and teeth
Fever, sore throat, cough
Feeling of nasal stuffiness
Tingling or itching in the mouth.
Hives, itching or eczema.
Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body.
Wheezing, nasal congestion or trouble breathing.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
Common Allergy Tests
Allergy Skin Testing
This is used to evaluate for suspected environmental or seasonal allergies, food allergy, stinging insect allergy, and certain drug/medication allergies.
Allergy Blood Testing
Some patients may require blood tests called to complete their allergy evaluation.
Allergy Patch Testing
This is used to evaluate for an underlying triggers in individuals who develop contact dermatitis.
This is to confirm a drug allergy or to determine if they may tolerate a drug that they are currently avoiding.
Allergies are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system reacts to a substance that is normally harmless, such as pollen, dust, or certain foods. While allergies can be a minor inconvenience for some people, they can be debilitating for others. If you suffer from allergies, seeking treatment to improve your quality of life is important.
Once the allergen has been identified, there are several treatment options available, including:
Allergy Medications: Many over-the-counter and new prescription allergy medications are available to help relieve allergy symptoms.
Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is a long-term treatment that involves regular injections of the allergen that is causing your symptoms.
Avoidance: If your allergy symptoms are triggered by a specific allergen, the best course of action may be to avoid that allergen as much as possible.
Lifestyle Changes: Making certain lifestyle changes can also help reduce allergy symptoms. For example, regularly washing bedding and vacuuming can help reduce dust mite exposure, while avoiding certain foods can help reduce food allergies.
Don’t wait any longer; if you suffer from allergies, seeking treatment can greatly improve your quality of life. Allergy and asthma symptoms can interfere with your physical health, mental health, and social life, but effective treatments are available that can help you feel better and enjoy life to the fullest. Talk to Dr. Motta about your symptoms and treatment options, and take control of your allergies today.