Georgia's Allergy & Asthma Institute
Georgia's Allergy & Asthma Institute offers a variety of services to its patients who suffer from mild to severe allergies. Georgia's Allergy & Asthma Institute, located in Atlanta, provides its patients with allergy testing and allergy shots.
The testing is focused on the allergens that directly affect the nose and sinuses. The allergy testing is performed in the state-of-the-art office and usually takes one hour to complete. Accurate, results are available to patients immediately.
To help treat those who do suffer from allergies, the allergy center provides comprehensive treatments on an on going basis.
The expert allergists at the ENT Institute help reduce patient’s allergic symptoms which are exacerbating or promoting the sinus condition.
More About Allergies
Almost fifty million Americans suffer from nasal and sinus congestion known as allergies. Allergy symptoms occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance (an allergen). The body’s immune system sees the foreign invader as dangerous and sends a defender known as an antibody. The conflict between the allergen and the antibody causes a release of certain chemicals, such as histamine. These chemicals produce changes in the body and result in the symptoms that we feel.
Common symptoms that are caused by an allergy include itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, nasal congestion, drainage, and sometimes headache. Other symptoms include difficulty hearing, scratchy sore throats, hoarseness and coughing. Still others complain of balance disturbances, swelling of the face, skin irritations, and breathing difficulties.
Allergy symptoms may occur all year long or may only be present during certain seasons of the year. Allergens can be almost anything. Pollens, food, mold, dust, feathers, animal dander, drugs and environmental pollutants are some of the most common causes. Seasonally, pollen causes significant problems for many people. On the other hand, some a llergens are always present. Mold spores cause at least as many allergy problems as pollens and are particularly difficult because they are present both indoors and outdoors all year long.
Allergies are rarely life threatening yet they cause significant problems. Lost workdays, decreased work efficiency, poor school performance, and less enjoyment of life are just a few of the common complaints. If allergy symptoms are poorly controlled, they often develop into more serious consequences such as chronic sinusitis or respiratory infections. Considering the millions of dollars spent on anti-allergy medication and lost work time, allergies cannot be considered a minor problem.
Consultation with one of our otolaryngologists will assure your best treatment options. You may schedule an appointment by calling 770-740-1860.
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- Georgette, Newnan, GA
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