ENT Treatment Options
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ENT Treatment for Allergy Related Issues
The ears, nose and throat (ENT) can suffer from a variety of issues. Some conditions might be a minor inconvenience, while others require medication or surgery. ENT treatment often centers around issues of the sinuses, with allergies causing infections that lead to swelling, inflammation and blockages. An Atlanta ENT doctor or allergist can treat most conditions quickly and effectively after diagnosing the root of the problem.
In one of our Canton, Alpharetta, Duluth or other Georgia locations, Dr. Chacko will provide the appropriate ENT treatment after a thorough examination. Some common ENT treatment options are as follows.
Antihistamines are helpful in treating sinus issues brought on by allergies. Also, medication may be required for a bacterial infection that is making a person unwell. Many sinus-related issues can be cleared up with self-care, but persistent problems may require antibiotics.
A runny or blocked nose may be a result of pollen, dust or mold in the airways. An allergic reaction from these substances can cause swelling that aggravates the interior of the nose. A steroid nasal spray reduces swelling and prevents post-nasal drip that can lead to a cough and sore throat.
If your allergies are causing persistent problems, immunotherapy might be your best option. Immunotherapy (allergy shots) are administered by an allergist, with the goal to gradually desensitize a patient to the allergy. If you are not sure if your ENT issue is allergy-related, we are here to help.
Common Conditions of the Ear, Nose and Throat
Dr. Chacko treats many conditions that an ENT doctor treats, including those related to the ear, nose and throat. They include the following:
- Sinusitis – Sinus pressure and swelling, often resulting from allergies such as pollen, mold, animal dander and dust mites.
- Ear infections – An infection caused by fluid in the middle ear. Symptoms can include earache and dizziness.
- Allergic rhinitis – Hay fever caused by an allergic reaction to pollen. The allergic reaction leads to swelling inside the nose, a cough and post-nasal drip.
- Nasal polyps – Growths within the nasal passage that result in clogged sinuses and infections.
Common Questions About ENT Treatment
Are home remedies effective for sinusitis?
Many sinusitis home remedies have no scientific backing. Minor issues may clear naturally with rest or over-the-counter medication, but for the best results, it is worth making an appointment with your allergist or ENT doctor for a diagnosis.
How do I know if I have an allergy or the common cold?
A cold usually clears within two weeks. Allergies typically last longer and often occur seasonally, or when triggered by contact with an allergen.
Get Effective Relief for Ear, Nose & Throat Problems
If you are suffering from ENT issues, help is just a phone call away. Make an appointment with Dr. Chacko and receive professional diagnosis and treatment. Our locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Johns Creek can treat ENT issues. Call us today at 678-668-4688.