Allergies can be miserable.

When people say "allergies" they usually mean there is a nose problem with dripping, itching, sneezing, and swelling as well as itchy eyes full of tears.

These allergy symptoms typically occur when we come in contact with things in the air. Dusts, dust mites, pollens, pet danders, and mold spores are common culprits. Sometimes the foods we eat can also affect the nose.

We can help you find out what you are allergic to. Often times the history of strong reactions after exposure leaves no question as to what you are sensitive to. Blood tests and skin tests usually further help pinpoint the triggers. At times, complex combinations of immediate and delayed allergies along with atypical sensitivities make evaluation challenging: specialized skin testing techniques are required to draw out less obvious allergies and sensitivities.

Treatments include avoiding exposures, eating healthy, and desensitizing your body. Medications can help with symptom control and are frequently used early on.

We let you choose from several types of desensitization:

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Not only are they uncomfortable but they cut into job and school performance. Look for both short-term and long-term solutions for your allergies.

Remember too that other symptoms not always thought of as “allergy” can exist alongside the typical symptoms: These include plugging of the ears, recurrent ear infections, sinus pressure or infection, generalized fatigue, diarrhea, migraine headaches, muscle pain, and even sluggish thinking.