Allergies in Cedar City, UT
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Allergies occur when the body produces antibodies and responds to outside substances, such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, insect stings, medications, or certain foods, like shellfish or peanuts. These substances may not be harmful, but the body's immune system inadvertently interprets them as dangerous invaders and produces inflammatory reactions and the following symptoms:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Skin rashes
- Anaphylaxis (life-threatening and requires emergency treatment)
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Facial swelling
- Upset stomach
Allergies can affect children and adults of all ages, and symptoms can vary from one person to another. Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat offers primary care for allergies with on-site testing and treatments at our Cedar City, UT office. Schedule an appointment with us today.
What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Allergies?
Allergies can disrupt your daily life and leave you feeling miserable. At Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat located in Cedar City, UT, we often encounter patients grappling with a range of allergy symptoms. From sneezing and itchy eyes to more severe reactions like anaphylaxis, the causes can vary widely.
Common culprits include:
- Pollen from trees and flowers
- Pet dander
- Mold and mildew
- Dust mites
- Certain foods like nuts and shellfish
It's important to identify the cause of your symptoms for effective treatment. A visit to Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat can help you get to the root of the problem and find relief.
Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat's expert team focuses on prevention in treating allergies. During your appointment, we will conduct a thorough physical exam, review your medical history, and ask detailed questions about your lifestyle and any symptoms to diagnose your allergies. To garner more information about your condition, we may also perform allergy tests, such as:
Skin test: Pricks to the skin to expose you to small amounts of proteins found in specific allergens may reveal an allergy if it reacts with irritated, red, swollen bumps
Blood test: A blood sample will measure the amount of allergen-causing antibodies in the bloodstream
Our practitioner will create a personalized allergy treatment plan based on your allergens and symptoms. Treatment generally involves:
Allergen avoidance: This is the easiest way to avoid complications by reducing exposure to the substances that trigger allergy attacks
Medication: Over-the-counter oral medications and prescription products, such as nasal sprays or eye drops, can reduce your immune system reaction and relieve symptoms
Immunotherapy: Allergy shots contain tiny amounts of allergens to stimulate the immune system, but they do not cause a full-blown allergic reaction
Adults and children with severe, life-threatening allergies may require emergency epinephrine shots during a reaction, followed by emergency medical care.
What to Expect After Allergy Treatment?
Once you have received your personalized treatment plan, it is important to stay on top of your allergies through adequate maintenance. One way to keep your allergies at bay is to make changes to your environment and lifestyle to reduce your exposure. Some ways you can do this include:
- Wash bedding frequently in hot water and wipe down surfaces often to get rid of dust mites
- Use fans and dehumidifiers in bathrooms and basements to prevent mold allergy symptoms
- Rinse sinuses with a saline solution if you have hay fever symptoms
If you are receiving allergy shots, regular injections will continue to maintain relief from your symptoms. You may be able to lower your dosage on other medications once the immunotherapy has helped to stabilize your symptoms. You will need to return for follow-up appointments to assess the effectiveness of your treatment plan, and adjustments can be made to your medications or therapy as needed.
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While allergies are very common among Americans, the cause isn't always known. If you or your loved one are experiencing chronic, severe, or even mild allergies, contact Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat in Cedar City, UT today. Our expert team can perform certain allergy tests to identify the specific allergen you are suffering from so you can get the treatment you need. Our team is accepting new allergy patients who have not been diagnosed or need a physician to help manage their condition. Please call and set up an appointment if you'd like to begin your allergy treatment, and get allergy relief today.
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What common allergy symptoms should prompt a visit?
Symptoms like persistent sneezing, itchy eyes, skin rashes, and difficulty breathing may indicate allergies. If you're experiencing these signs regularly, especially during specific seasons or after contact with certain triggers, it's time to see our experts at Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat. Schedule a consultation before seasonal or environmental allergies start to take over your life.
Are there advanced allergy treatments available at Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat?
Absolutely! We offer a variety of cutting-edge treatments, including:
- Allergy shots (immunotherapy)
- Allergy tablets
- Personalized allergen avoidance strategies
These approaches can significantly improve your quality of life, reduce symptoms, and sometimes even cure your allergies.
How often should I follow-up after starting an allergy treatment?
Consistent follow-ups are key to successful allergy management. Initially, our specialists at Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat in Cedar City, UT recommend visiting every few weeks to monitor your response. Over time, as symptoms stabilize, visits can be spaced out further.