Lasting Allergy Relief is in Season Posted on January 6, 2022 by Cape Fear Otolaryngology Find Relief from Your Allergies Our ENT physicians are trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergies and asthma. We offer allergy testing and proven treatment plans to ease your seasonal or year-round suffering. See an Allergist if Over-the-counter medications and antihistamines aren’t effectively managing your symptoms.Allergies make it difficult to breathe, cause congestion or sinus infection.Allergies or asthma interfere with your quality of life or daily activities.You experience seasonal allergy or hay fever symptoms.Your asthma is not well controlled. Allergy Treatment Steps 1. Schedule an Appointment The result of your immune system’s exaggerated response to a harmless substance, allergies can affect people of all ages, races and lifestyles. Making an appointment with an allergy specialist is your first step toward finally finding relief. 2. Undergo Allergy Tests The only way to treat your allergy symptoms is to determine their exact cause; this is accomplished through a series of allergy tests: Skin prick testIntradermal testBlood test 3. Create a Treatment Plan Allergies can be treated through prevention, medication or immunotherapy. Prevention involves avoiding contact with the allergen that triggers your symptoms.Medications include antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays, eye drops and corticosteroids.Immunotherapy involves building up a tolerance to an allergen by introducing it to the body in small doses over a period of time through shots, drops or tablets. Allergies aren’t always as obvious as they might appear, and OTC treatments may not be the best option. We can determine the true cause of your allergies and help you choose a targeted allergy treatment that works for you. Breathe easy. Schedule today. Call Cape Fear Otolaryngology at (910) 323-9222 for our Fayetteville location or (910) 738-1038 for our Lumberton location for more information or to schedule an appointment.