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If you are looking for a physician that specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of asthma, allergies, and oftentimes immunologic disorders, Scott Robertson and his team of ENTs are here to help you and your family with your allergy needs. Just a 15-minute drive from Homewood, our Birmingham office is here to help alleviate your allergy symptoms!
Allergists are familiar with the ways that other conditions such as COPD, autoimmune diseases, migraines, and more can be impacted by harsh allergy symptoms. If left untreated, issues such as chronic sinusitis may develop. Frequently known as rhinosinusitis, sinusitis is a common problem in which congestion occurs because the sinuses have become inflamed. This frequently results in a runny nose and a sinus-induced headache.
Skin conditions such as eczema are also made worse by the coexistence of allergens. Atopic dermatitis, which is a form of eczema, develops in the early stages of childhood, although it can crop up during any age. Generally, the irritant can cause a reaction on the skin anywhere from minutes to hours after exposure. Reddening of the skin occurs along with intolerable itching that can last for as long as 48 hours before beginning to subside.
In the worst-case scenarios, anaphylaxis can occur in patients with severe allergies. Although rare, anaphylaxis is a serious and severe immunological response to an allergen. A commonly known trigger for those who have a severe allergy to it is peanuts which, if not treated immediately, can lead to shock, coma, respiratory failure, asphyxiation, and death.
An allergist has been educated in performing a variety of tests in order to confirm or deny the existence of various allergies and narrow down the types of irritants involved. Spirometry is a standard test performed in clinics that deduce how lungs perform while inhaling. Bronchoprovocation challenge tests are used to determine what can cause allergic reactions by inhaling aerosolized chemicals in a controlled environment. Food challenges involve eating tiny amounts of food to see if they trigger a response and if so, help decide where to eliminate them from a sufferer’s diet.
Our team of well-versed Homewood ENTs gives full-panel allergen sensitivity testing for both food and environmental irritants. Rush immunotherapy and conventional immunotherapy are also available options for those experiencing severe allergic symptoms and chronic allergy woes. Known commonly as “allergy shots,” the procedural injection is given in the clinic itself. However, our Birmingham ENTs understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and special arrangements can be considered for recipients who are away for school or are traveling on business.
Are you prepared to take the first steps in controlling your allergies? Dr. Scott Robertson is only a short drive from the Homewood area and has helped countless allergy sufferers and more regain control over their bodies and lives. If you’re in need of allergy testing in Birmingham or the greater area, contact our clinic for an appointment today!
Some more severe symptoms include swelling of the mouth, throat, and tongue, which can sometimes lead to difficulty breathing and swallowing. Some people may even experience hives and abdominal pain from their allergies. Seeing Dr. Robertson for your allergies could help you find the relief you need and potentially save your life.
Dr. Robertson's ENTs provide patients with same-day allergy testing for environmental and food allergies, so you are never inconvenienced with multiple trips to the office. To utilize our same-day testing, patients need to stop all antihistamines five days before the visit. Providing patients with same-day testing also allows you to find solutions to all your allergy-related problems faster. Our same-day testing is also beneficial for those who are traveling from the Homewood area. There is no need to make another special trip.
For severe allergies, Dr. Robertson offers patients allergy shots, called conventional immunotherapy or rush immunotherapy. Dr. Robertson's office offers patients in-office allergy shots for your convenience. He also offers extended office hours for those who travel further distances and for students who are away from home. With so many options, you are sure to never suffer from allergies again. Dr. Robertson is genuinely dedicated to helping you find relief and put an end to your allergies.
Don't let food or environmental allergies ruin your day. Call Dr. Robertson today to schedule an appointment for your allergies. Living an allergy-free life is just a short drive away from Homewood.