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Oklahoma's climate puts us at high risk for allergy-related illnesses. Fortunately, OU Physicians otolaryngologists offer comprehensive nasal allergy testing and the latest treatment options for adults and children.
Nasal allergies can cause more than just a stuffy nose. They can contribute to the development of recurrent or chronic sinus infections, potentially serious and disabling conditions, making proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment vitally important. Nasal allergy symptoms include:
When you or your child experience these symptoms on a regular basis, an otolaryngologist specializing in allergies can help. Following an initial evaluation, a trial of medication and environmental controls may be prescribed, or patients may be given skin or blood tests to determine the allergy trigger(s). Based on the results of allergy testing, the physician evaluates the severity of your condition in order to develop a treatment plan specifically for you or your child.
Because we're OU Physicians, you can count on our specialists having access to the latest treatment methods available. A relatively new therapy, sublingual immunotherapy (drops given under the tongue), is offered by OU Physicians. It is a treatment option that may provide relief to children and adults who cannot tolerate allergy shots. Our allergy specialists will work with you to find the most effective treatment to help alleviate your nasal allergy problems. Treatments options may include: