Allergies are caused by your body’s immune system misinterpreting normal environmental factors as threats—such as dander, pollen, dust, mold, chemicals, and certain foods.

For those Americans who experience allergies every year—an estimated 1 in 5 people—there is always the hope that they can find sustainable relief from the sneezing, coughing, runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes, and many other symptoms allergies can cause.

We’re here to let you know that we can provide you the most up-to-date and effective techniques for managing your allergies, helping you understand more about the allergies that you or a loved one might be experiencing.

Our allergy specialists work with patients of all age populations, so if your allergy concerns are for yourself, a young child, or a more senior member of the family, we’ll proudly provide you the same comprehensive approach to allergy care your friends and neighbors have come to expect from Palmetto Ear, Nose and Throat, PA

Conditions We Treat

Allergies and Hay Fever
Allergies involve hypersensitivity of the body’s immune system to foods or foreign substances that don’t typically provoke other people. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is a type of allergy triggered by pollen, pet dander, mold, or other environmental sources.

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a type of allergy triggered by substances such as pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites, or other environmental sources. Symptoms can include sneezing, itchy eyes, postnasal drip, or other problems and may appear seasonally or throughout the year for weeks at a time.

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
Allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and rhinosinusitis are connected but may seem confusing. Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a form of allergy triggered by environmental sources such as pollen or pet dander, whereas the synonymous sinusitis and rhinosinusitis refer to inflammation of the sinuses and can be associated with hay fever, infection, or environmental irritants.

Treatment & Procedure Options

Antihistamines, Decongestants, and Cold Remedies
Antihistamines, decongestants, and cold remedies involve various types of over-the-counter medications to treat — not cure — symptoms of allergies or hay fever, as well as upper respiratory infections. Reading the labels, following instructions, and seeking professional advice are crucial to preventing overdose, avoiding harmful side effects, and ensuring the right medication for your specific symptoms.