Allergy

ENT Associates offers a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of allergy symptoms, including evaluation and medical management, as well as immunotherapy (allergy shots). We perform not only the in-office testing but can offer ongoing treatment of allergies through immunotherapy, when indicated.

Allergy Conditions

There are several common allergic conditions that many people are faced with each day, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Through comprehensive allergy testing, the trained staff at ENT Associates will be able to identify to which of these, along with several other, allergens you may be reacting. Some common conditions include:

  • House dust and other indoor allergens
  • Pets
  • Food allergies
  • Pollens, grass, trees, mold and other outdoor allergens

Associated symptoms with these conditions can include:

  • Asthma
  • Runny nose/itchy eyes and sneezing
  • Sinusitis
  • Eczema and other skin reactions
  • Respiratory infections

Allergy Testing

The first line of treatment for allergy symptoms is typically through medical management with the use of antihistamines, steroidal and non-steroidal nasal sprays, and recommendations made for environmental control measures. If these methods are unsuccessful, your ENT physician may recommend allergy testing.

There are two main types of treatment that you can receive at ENT Associates. Our highly trained and experienced allergy staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about these testing modalities and will perform these tests for you in our office.

Prick-skin and intradermal testing: These testing methods are performed in our office and are effective for patients suffering from perennial allergies, as well as seasonal allergies. The test results provide a safe starting point to determine the concentration for allergy shots, if recommended. Patients that receive skin testing typically have already tried managing their allergies on their own.

Blood testing: Blood testing is available and is effective for those patients to identify inhalant and food allergies.

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Allergy Shot Schedule

ENT Associates offers a flexible allergy shot schedule. If you have questions about the monthly schedule, you may call ahead to our allergy department at (360) 357-6314 x 118.

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 5:30 p.m.

A printed copy of our monthly schedule is always available in our allergy department.