Allergy season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer through it with watery eyes, a runny nose, and sinus issues. While allergy medications can help control symptoms to some extent, you may need a more comprehensive treatment plan to manage your allergy symptoms. We offer allergy testing and treatment in Kirkland to help you feel better and improve your quality of life. Here are some things you can do to make allergy season a little more manageable:
Over-the-counter allergy medications may not be powerful enough to get your symptoms under control and many have unwanted side effects, such as making you extremely drowsy or dizzy. We can prescribe allergy medication for certain cases. Antihistamines only temporarily treat symptoms, but not the cause of allergies. We can discuss your options after we perform an allergy test.
Many patients benefit from coming into the office once a week for allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy. The process involves injecting small doses of the substance you are allergic to so that your body builds up immunity to the allergen over time. These only take a few minutes to administer and can be a great way to get the treatment you need without any side effects.
Some patients find it easier to take sublingual drops daily. These are placed under the tongue for easy absorption and can be taken at home. Allergy drops can be a long-term solution for managing allergies, because they gradually desensitize the patient to allergens. We can determine whether you are a good candidate for this type of treatment during your consultation.Undergoing allergy testing in Kirkland will give us a chance to determine what type of treatment is appropriate for you. We will use your test results to determine whether you need weekly shots, allergy medications, or other types of treatment. Avoiding or neglecting treatment altogether can make it difficult to enjoy life to the fullest and can compromise work, school, and your social life.Schedule your allergy treatment consultation at Northwest Face & Body today.