Sneezing, coughing and watery eyes can make it difficult to enjoy the nice weather in Los Angeles, but these simple tips will help ease your symptoms.
Reducing your exposure to allergens throughout the day can significantly reduce your symptoms.
First, your ENT will determine which allergens are causing your symptoms. Allergy symptoms are your body’s immune system attacking the allergy. A small amount of the allergen is put into your body and the dose is increased over time. Slowly, the immune system makes an antibody that stops allergens from causing symptoms.
Sublingual immunotherapy works the same way to introduce your body to a small amount of the allergen in order to relieve allergy symptoms. This is a form of immunotherapy where liquid drops are dissolved under your tongue several times a week or daily. The drops can be taken at home, but it is important to take it every day, or the treatment may not help reduce your symptoms. You’ll typically continue taking the allergy drops for three to five years.
Both allergy shots and allergy drops can improve allergy and asthma symptoms and less then need to take medicines.
Contact the Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy today if you are experiencing severe allergy symptoms to learn about the best treatment for you. Call us at 323-268-6731.