What Treatments are Available for Allergy Relief?
Allergies can be annoying and detract from your quality of life in many ways. The symptoms of allergies can make you less productive at work or school as you battle a runny nose, sneezing, itchiness, and the other systemic effects of an overprotective immune system.
Allergies can also drain the enjoyment from your favorite activities or make it challenging to keep up with beloved sports or the gym. Furthermore, allergies can force you inside when you'd rather be enjoying a beautiful day outdoors or exploring nature.
So, why not seek professional treatment? Board-certified physician Dr. Avi Ishaaya is eager to find the most effective solution for you through allergy testing and prescribing medications, immunotherapy, or lifestyle modifications to avoid allergens or alleviate their impact. If you'd like relief from the effects of allergies, contact us today at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, or pay us a visit in Los Angeles, CA.
What's the first step in treating my allergies?
The first and most important step is evaluation. We'll need to find out which substances you're allergic to, so we can better develop a plan to allow you to avoid them. Once that’s settled, Dr. Ishaaya will be able to more precisely devise lifestyle strategies for you and your unique needs.
Testing and treatment are also crucial in avoiding the more impactful complications caused by an allergic response. These include asthma or polyps, small growths that appear on the lining of the respiratory pathways.
Other negative consequences include migraine headaches, sleep, problems, and infections, and we know that these problems can profoundly and adversely affect one's daily quality of life. And though it's rarer, there's also a risk of anaphylaxis, which is potentially life-threatening as it can block the airways.
What treatments are available for allergy relief?
We proudly offer various effective allergy treatments. One time-tested treatment option is the prescription of medications. These include antihistamines, nasal sprays, and eye drops to quell common symptoms, including stuffiness, a runny nose, itching, sneezing, rashes, watery eyes, and more.
Immunotherapy via allergy shots may also prove beneficial. It requires multiple sessions, each lasting about 20 minutes, and it may take a year or so to complete the regimen as your body becomes more and more resistant to allergens.
Lifestyle modifications are another treatment option and one you can enact every day to avoid allergens as much as possible.
Also, sometimes, patients will simply outgrow their allergies and be free of the annoyance. The occurrence rate varies by patient, allergy, and severity. For example, 60 – 80% of children may outgrow a milk or egg allergy, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Find allergy relief today
Seeking treatment for your allergies is as easy as giving us a call or sending us a message. Dr. Avi Ishaaya has helped many patients find relief, and we're thrilled to offer you the same compassionate, detail-attentive care so you can find lifestyle strategies that work for you.
If you're sick of the annoyance of allergic symptoms, don't hesitate to contact us at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA.