For millions of people who suffer from allergies, medication provides much-needed relief. Many allergic individuals cannot imagine going through life without the help of these medications, which can make otherwise unbearable symptoms tolerable or, in many cases, even nonexistent. If you have allergies but have not yet visited a doctor to discuss medication options, we urge you to make an appointment with McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic as soon as possible--chances are, you will find that your quality of life improves dramatically.
Each of the physicians at McGovern has thorough knowledge of all types of allergy medications currently available. Antihistamines and decongestants are some of the most popular, and are frequently effective in combating symptoms of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. If you have congestion in your ears resulting in temporary hearing distortion and/or loss, our doctors will often prescribe a nasal corticosteroid to alleviate the problem.
For asthmatics, our physicians typically advise the use of a bronchodilator. These often come in the form of inhalants, but can be used in other forms, as well, such as pills and liquids. By enlarging the bronchial tubes, these medications allow those with asthma to breathe with greater ease.
In certain cases, a course of immunotherapy may be the best way to curb symptoms. This usually involves visiting an allergy center at regular intervals to receive small injections of the substance to which you are allergic--however, at McGovern, we also give patients the option of self-administering the shots at home, which allows for those with busy schedules to more easily adhere to the treatment regimen. To find out which course of treatment is best for your particular condition, please contact McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our allergists.