At The Aga Khan University Hospital treatment recommended by your doctor at the Eye and ENT Service Line will be multi-fold. With a commitment to quality health care, you can be confident that you will receive personalized treatment and care by your doctor.
Some of the treatment methods employed to manage allergies will include:
Antihistamine medications which will help reduce symptoms from allergies. Latest antihistamine medications do not cause unwanted side effects such as sleepiness or excessive dryness of the nose and throat.
Decongestants for relieving short-term symptoms. These are very effective but should not be used over a long-term basis to avoid dependency on them.
Allergy injections or allergy drops under the tongue in cases of severe allergic reactions. These methods are known as immunotherapy and they work by gradually desensitizing patients to allergens over time, helping cure them of their allergies.
Besides these treatment options, your doctor will also recommend some lifestyle changes to help you avoid exposure to allergens. For example, you may be advised to observe certain precautions while doing household chores that expose you to allergens, such as wearing a mask while dusting around the house. You may also be advised to get rid of sources of mould and mildew, remove carpets from bedrooms, take special care if you have pets around the house, install an air purifier, regularly change air filter in air conditioning systems, and take any measures to remove the allergens from the surrounding environment.
The internationally trained doctors at the Eye and ENT Service Line at The Aga Khan University Hospital are highly trained in the diagnosis and management of allergies. You can discuss your medical history and symptoms in complete confidence with your doctor to help develop a personalized course of treatment to effectively manage your symptoms.