Environmental allergies can cause patients to experience a runny nose, sneezing, headaches, and a number of other symptoms. At Texas ENT Specialists, we provide testing to help determine the cause of your allergy and to provide treatment. 

Allergy Evaluation and Treatment 

The first step in allergy treatment is proper testing to determine the source of the allergy. With environmental allergies, it is even more important to find the cause of the allergies because it’s something in your everyday environment. Our evaluation and treatment options include:

Allergy Testing

This test involves injecting a small amount of the suspected allergen beneath the skin. The test allows your provider to see what you are allergic to, and to gauge the reaction to see the degree of your allergy.

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Asensa Drops

Asensa Drops are sub-lingual allergy drops that are placed under the tongue. They are an easy and effective at-home treatment. We will create a custom-mixed vial for you based on your allergies and have it delivered to your door.

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Allergy Shots

In this treatment, the allergen is injected beneath the skin multiple times a week to build up an increased tolerance to the allergen. Over time, the dosage in the shot will be increased, and eventually, the shots will be spread out over longer periods of time.

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What Are Environmental Allergies?

An allergen is anything that causes your immune system to trigger a reaction and can include pollen, which can be released into the air by trees, grass, and weeds. It can also include pet dander and dust that can live on the surfaces of your home. 

Your immune system can respond by creating symptoms such as congestion, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Symptoms can also vary in length of time, with some lasting just a few days and others lasting for months. 

Environmental allergies can affect each person differently, so it’s important to find an experienced provider who can create a personalized treatment for you.

Environmental Allergy Symptoms

  • Sneezing 
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Coughing 
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Hives
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Who Can Environmental Allergies Affect?

Environmental allergies can occur in both adults and children. They most commonly develop in patients whose parents also have allergies. 

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About Texas ENT Specialists

Texas ENT Specialists is one of Houston’s top-rated providers for ENT care. Our offices provide treatment for various conditions that affect the ear, nose, throat, voice, and more. We have 15 office locations across the Houston area to make your access to high-quality care as convenient as possible. 

At Texas ENT Specialists, we have set ourselves apart in the industry through:

Personalized Treatment

We personalize each of our treatments to meet your needs because we understand that you are unique — and we believe that your ENT care should be as well.

Top-Rated Physician Network

Each of our 15 Houston office locations is staffed with highly-trained providers who are fellowship-trained and independently board-certified.

Centers of Excellence

Our locations are equipped with the latest medical technology to help us provide detailed care and deliver a seamless patient experience from the moment you contact us to the moment you say goodbye.

Continuity of Care

We work to help you achieve long-term relief, never providing you with only short-term solutions for your pain or condition.

Environmental Allergy FAQ's

Can children have environmental allergies?

Yes, allergies can affect patients of any age.

Who is a candidate for allergy treatment with Texas ENT Specialists?

We can treat almost any patient. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

With 15 convenient locations across the greater Houston area, we’re never far away.

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