Allergy Services in Atlanta, GA
Northeast Atlanta ENT offers an effective, safe solution for allergy sufferers. Explore our allergy services by clicking below.
Allergy Testing & Treatment
Allergies are reactions of the immune system to substances that, in most people, cause no symptoms.
Contact with allergens can cause symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, headache, and more. Allergies affect more than 60 million people in the United States. It is the 5th most prevalent chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, the 3rd most prevalent among children.
Here at Northeast Atlanta ENT (with locations in Lawrenceville, Johns Creek, and Dacula) we perform allergy testing on patients for allergies to dust, roach, cat, dog, molds, and a variety of grass, tree and weed pollens. In addition to environmental allergy testing, we can also test for a large number of food allergies via our food allergy testing services.
Spring season is typically that time of year when everyone buys over-the-counter seasonal allergy medicine from their local pharmacy. Millions of people suffer from springtime allergies when all of the trees, flowers, and grasses begin to bloom.
Here are the most common allergens in the spring season:
- trees (maple, poplar, pin, willow, elm, hickory, just to name a few)
- grasses and weeds (Bermuda, orchard, saltgrass, redtop, just to name a few)
Much like springtime, sufferers also experience bad allergies in the summer. During the summer, most people suffer from grass and weed allergies, though.
Some of the most common summer allergens include:
- weeds (ragweed, tumbleweed, sagebrush, pigweed, just to name a few)
- grasses (sweet vernal, blue grasses, Bermuda, just to name a few)
Fall Seasonal Allergies
The cool, fall weather doesn’t give much relief to allergy sufferers. In fact, during the fall months, 30 million Americans suffer from symptoms related to pollen allergies—allergic rhinitis (or hay fever).
The major causes of fall allergies are:
- ragweed pollen
- weed pollen grains
- mold spores (often found on damp, wet leaves outdoors)
- dust mites
Just because it’s wintertime doesn’t mean your allergies will go away. In some instances, if you’re allergic to pet dander, dust, or other common indoor irritants, you might experience allergy symptoms in the winter months. When you’re cooped up in your home for long periods of time, there is more exposure to certain allergens.
Some common winter allergies include:
- pet dander
- other indoor allergy irritants
Mid- to Long-term Effects of Not Getting Treatment for Allergies
When people experience allergy symptoms, they want relief fast. That’s a fact. But what would happen if you don’t receive allergy treatment or take allergy medication?
Without proper allergy treatment, you’ll most likely feel groggy and tired for long periods— days, weeks, months. Imagine all of those allergy symptoms you commonly experience (dry eyes, itchy eyes, watery eyes, sore throat) following you throughout each day with no relief.
That is essentially what you’ll experience without allergy treatment or medication. Instead of feeling that way, call any of our ENT offices to receive a proper evaluation, diagnosis, and effective treatment.
Once we identify your allergies, you have treatment options such as allergy shots, allergy drops, or prescription medications. These highly effective treatments often allow a patient to be free of both symptoms and medications at the end of treatment. The goal of allergy shots and allergy drops is to retrain the immune system not to react to these antigens.
We have three offices in the North Atlanta area. Our team is dedicated to effectively diagnosing and treating your allergy problems. For more information, contact one of our offices today (Lawrenceville, Johns Creek (Suwanee), Dacula (Hamilton Mill). Find out how we can help you get on the road to a happier, healthier life and manage your allergies effectively.