Allergy Treatments in Long Island, NY
Allergy sufferers in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York use homeopathic and over-the-counter medications to alleviate their symptoms. When these methods do not work well, they rely on Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who offers safe and effective allergy treatments for children, adolescents and adults.
What are Allergy Treatments?
Allergies develop when your body responds to an irritant, such as pollen or dust. When these irritants are detected by your body, a series of responses are set in motion. Your blood vessels dilate, and histamines are released. The release of histamines in your system is why you have allergy symptoms, such as:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Change in breathing
- Irritated throat
The role of histamines is important to your health. These chemicals work to eliminate harmful, irritating substances. The symptoms of allergies are your body’s way of eliminating the allergens. In basic terms, if your body detects that allergens are in your nasal cavity, histamines work to increase mucous with the intention of removing the allergens. The increased production of mucous, though, means that you have congestion, runny nose, sore throat and an itchy nose.
Allergy treatment aims to control the histamine response to allergens, which is why many allergy treatments are antihistamines.
Benefits of Allergy Treatments
As an ENT specialist, Dr. Park not only helps you control your allergies, but she also identifies the substances to which you are allergic. She works closely with Allergists to determine which factors may be affecting you.
This may include:
- Certain foods
- Environmental irritants, such as smoke
- Pet dander
- Seasonal allergies, such as pollen
Knowing what you are specifically allergic to allows Dr. Park to tailor your allergy treatments and better manage your symptoms. You may need to make some lifestyle changes as well, such as adding a high-quality air cleaner to your home, changing the foods you eat and limiting the amount of time that you are around those that smoke.
Am I a Candidate for Allergy Treatments?
If you live with allergy symptoms and found that your own treatments do not help, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Park for a consultation.
What to Expect from Allergy Treatments
Dr. Park will review your symptoms and ask about remedies that you have tried on your own. She may recommend a skin test to identify your specific allergies. Based on this information, she may recommend medications and lifestyle changes. Her approach may be to try a more conservative option, assess the results and then recommend additional treatments if necessary.
How Much Do Allergy Treatments Cost in Long Island, NY?
Your allergy treatment may be covered by medical insurance, and you may have out-of-pocket costs. For your portion of the cost, we accept payment by cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Allergies can greatly diminish your quality of life, whether you have chronic, seasonal or situational allergies. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and want to learn about advanced allergy treatments, contact us to schedule a consultation with ENT specialist Dr. Eunice E. Park.