Allergy Testing & Diagnosis
Fayetteville ENT’s allergy department has been helping allergy sufferers since 1993. Our certified Otolaryngic allergists offer testing and treatment of allergies. With over 40 years of combined allergy training to diagnose and treat ENT allergies, our staff also includes RN’s and LPN’s.
When you visit our office, our physicians will refer you to our allergy clinic, if you are experiencing allergy symptoms. Our allergy testing methods are quick and efficient at identifying specific allergens, as well as gaining control of allergies effectively. Testing takes between 1.5 hours to 2 hours. The testing consists of small, usually painless, injections of common allergic inhalants. The reaction(s) you experience from the injection is measured and recorded to determine the proper route of treatment.
Symptoms of Allergies
Below is a list of symptoms that may indicate the needs for a physicians assistance, contact us if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Constant colds or a cough
- Recurrent sneezing, runny nose or stuffiness
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Red, itchy, or watery eyes
- Frequent sore/swollen throat
- Post nasal drip
- Symptoms of upper respiratory infections
- Recurrent ear infections
Once the results of the test are determined, treatment most likely involves a series of diluted allergens or serum injected into the body. We will increase the concentration of these injections over time to increase your immune system’s resistance to the allergens. Usually results are noticeable between 3 and 6 months after the first injection.