Nasal and Sinus Allergy
Nasal allergies affect millions of Americans each year, causing itchy, puffy, and watery eyes, sneezing, a runny nose or nasal congestion. At Rutland Regional’s ENT & Audiology our board-certified specialists diagnose, treat and manage nasal and sinus allergy, offering our patients the most advanced options for allergy relief. Our allergy program includes:
- Comprehensive Diagnosis. A proper diagnosis is critical to successfully treating allergies. Our specialists use a range of diagnostic tools to determine the cause of your allergies including your personal history, a physical exam and blood tests.
- A Range of Treatment Options. Our staff will work with you to develop the appropriate treatment plan for your diagnosis, as well as give you hints on how to manage your allergies. Treatment may include managing environmental triggers, medication, pills or nasal sprays, eye drops, allergy shots or allergy drops.
Allergy Drops – Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
Allergy drops can mean an easier, healthier life for patients with allergies. Also known as Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT), allergy drops are the latest in treatment options for allergies, replacing the need for allergy shots.
Using similar antigen as shots, allergy drops are placed under the tongue once a day, allowing patients to self-administer without regular office visits. Use of these drops may improve long-term allergy control, reduce the need for allergy medication, and reduce the number of visits to the doctor’s office.