Allergy Testing & Evaluation
Lake Cumberland Medical Associates Ear, Nose, and Throat is now offering specialized care for pediatric and adult patients suffering from allergies. Our medical staff is a group of well-trained, caring individuals who work closely together to diagnose and treat allergies. Treatments are specifically designed to identify the allergens that are causing allergic reactions and then achieve quick, effective control.
We recognize that patients come to us because of the limitations placed on them due to their allergic or asthmatic conditions. Beginning with your first appointment, our doctors can identify your specific allergic triggers and provide you with a customized plan to best treat your allergies.
MEET THE TEAM
As otolaryngologists, the doctors have had specialized training in nasal and sinus allergies. This is important because allergies are not isolated illnesses, but very often have associated sinus and nasal infections, and may accompany other obstructions such as polyps or deviated nasal septum.
An Otolaryngic Allergist is able to diagnose and treat disorders of the upper respiratory tract caused by allergic conditions. Because the Otolaryngic Allergist is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon and specialist (ENT), other non-allergic diseases of the upper respiratory tract can also be efficiently diagnosed and treated. Chronic nasal congestion and post nasal drip, seasonal or constant, is often allergic and may be complicated by chronic sinus and middle ear disease. Hearing loss, dizziness, headaches, weeping ear canals and chronic sore throats may be due to allergy. The ENT doctor is able to follow the patient’s progress with specialized examinations and medical and surgical treatment.
What we offer:
- Intradermal skin testing
- Seasonal allergen tests (trees, weeds, and grasses)
- Perennial allergen tests (molds, mites, house dust, cat, and dog dander/hair)
- Injection Immunotherapy
- Sublingual Immunotherapy
- Testing and treatment available in a comfortable, private, convenient location
What are the Symptoms of Ear, Nose, and Throat Allergies?
Allergies can cause symptoms such as chronic “sinus” problems, excess nasal and throat drainage (post nasal drip), head congestion, frequent “colds,” hoarse voice, eczema (skin allergies), recurring ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, chronic cough, and asthma. Even stomach and intestinal problems, as well as excessive fatigue, can be symptoms of allergy. Symptoms of ear, nose, and throat allergies may include:
- Repeated sneezing
- Nasal itching and rubbing
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Crease across bridge of nose
- Frequent throat clearing
- Mouth breathing
- Diminished/lost sense of smell/taste
- Recurrent, unexplained nosebleeds
- Recurrent ear infections
- Recurrent sinus infections
- Fluctuating hearing loss
- Cold-like symptoms more than 10 days
- Symptoms recur same time each year
- Chronic fatigue
- Symptoms can range from minor to severe.
The greater the frequency and/or amount of exposure, the greater the chance that the susceptible person will develop an allergic problem that will require treatment.