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Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center of Alpharetta
The Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center of Alpharetta can help you live your best life with proper diagnosis, treatment and relief from allergy symptoms and related conditions.
The Alpharetta office of the Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center is conveniently located on Old Milton Parkway, and serves our local area neighbors in the cities below. Whether you’re in Alpharetta or Crabapple, Newtown, Fields Crossroads, Ocee, Scotts Mill, Webb or Wyndham Farms, we’re here for you.
Areas of Practice
ENT (ear, nose & throat) specialist Dr. Thomas Chacko and staff are here to help you with various conditions, including asthma, peanut allergy, allergy to other foods, pollen allergy, and related issues that affect the nose, sinuses, throat, ears and lungs.
From our Alpharetta location, Dr. Chacko and his team get to the root of the issue with the help of allergy testing. Testing methods like blood, skin prick and oral challenge tests are used to determine exactly which allergen is responsible for any allergic reaction. Professional allergy testing delivers precise results and forms the basis of the next step which is allergy treatment.
Allergy Treatment Options
Treatments for allergies, which can vary considerably, will be determined after a detailed consultation. Your allergist will want to know the severity of your symptoms, family history and other issues that could impact any treatment. While allergen avoidance is a common approach taken by many allergists, there are other options.
Medications help treat allergies related to pollen, dust and pet dander. However, if you want to remove the risk of an allergic reaction, oral immunotherapy treatment (OIT) is the best option. When people conduct a search for an “allergy doctor near me” who performs OIT, they may find limited options. Thankfully, Dr. Chacko is one of the small number of allergists skilled and experienced in this type of treatment.
OIT is a desensitization process, with the aim of building tolerance toward an allergen. Foods like peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and milk are given to a patient in small quantities. The dose is low and unlikely to cause side effects, but safety measures are put in place as a precaution. Gradually, allergen levels are increased until an individual can consume a substantial amount of the food items without an allergic response.
Committing to OIT will require an amount of dedication, but the results are worth it. Peanuts and tree nuts regularly lead to anaphylaxis and there is no guarantee that allergic reactions will remain consistent. By following a treatment plan, it is possible to maintain a healthy diet that could include products with egg, milk and other common ingredients.
Come See Us in Alpharetta at Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center
The Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center of Alpharetta is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Call us at 678-668-4688 for further information or to schedule an appointment.