Allergies such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis) cause a variety of ENT symptoms. If you suffer from hay fever symptoms, then you know how miserable they can make you and how they can affect your ability to perform even the simplest daily tasks. An ENT specialist in Sydney will be able to offer you the most effective hay fever remedies so that you can get back to your everyday life feeling healthy and free of symptoms.
Hay fever symptoms include:
- Itchy throat, eyes, skin, and/or mouth
- Runny nose
- Tearing eyes
- Difficulty smelling
- Blocked ears
- Inability to concentrate
- Puffiness or dark circles under the yes
An ENT specialist will ask you about your symptoms and perform diagnostic tests. You may be asked common questions such as when you experience your symptoms most often—during specific seasons or times of day—and if complications occur more often when around pets, for example. In some cases, a full blood count (FBC) may be necessary in order to assist in diagnosing the precise nature of your allergies.
The severity and type of allergies that you experience will determine the treatment plan that your ear, nose and throat specialist recommends. Hay fever medicine or injections may be necessary. If symptoms are not long-lasting or do not happen all that often, then antihistamines may provide the temporary relief that you need. Decongestants and corticosteroids may also provide temporary relief.
If you find that your hay fever symptoms are difficult to control and are long-lasting, then immunotherapy treatment (allergy shots) may need to be carried out on a regular basis to provide effective relief.
Individuals who have severe hay fever or other allergic symptoms that do not respond to over-the-counter meds or other treatment methods may be able to find the relief that they need with the help of an ENT specialist in Sydney.