Allergy Treatment Options In Houston, TX
There are numerous allergy treatment options available in Houston, Texas. At Allergy and ENT Associates, an easy to follow personal treatment plan is formulated based on your allergies. The treatment depends on the type of allergies you have: food, peanut, environmental and stinging insect allergies. Our expert allergy providers strive to offer long-lasting solutions for your allergies so that you can focus on living a healthy life and improving your quality of life. Based on the allergy type you have, our team will develop a custom plan that may include oral sublingual allergy drops, allergy shots, medications other procedures to improve coexisting complications of allergies like sinus disease, snoring or sleep apnea. Our allergists make it very easy for you to find allergy treatment options in Houston, Texas.
What Are the Best Allergy Treatments?
- Environmental Allergy Treatments: the allergy treatment plan can be formulated with combined strategies of avoidance, medications, and either allergy shots or allergy drops.
- Stinging Insect Treatments: venom allergy shot has been found to be a safe and an effective treatment for patients who have had a systemic (whole-body) allergic reaction.
- Food Allergy Treatments: current treatment includes strict avoidance and administration of allergy medications (antihistamine and Epinephrine) to use as needed during anaphylactic reactions.
- Peanut Allergy Treatment: Palforzia is a new FDA approved treatment for people who are allergic to peanuts. Palforzia or oral peanut allergy desensitization can help reduce the severity of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis that may occur with accidental exposure to peanut. Oral peanut allergy treatment may be started in patients aged 4 through 17 years old. For more information visit on oral peanut allergy desensitization click here.
Advanced Allergy Treatment Options
Our providers select therapies based on specific clinical history and testing results of the patient. They may recommend home oral allergy drops (SLIT), allergy injections (shots or SCIT) and or medication. There are 3 buildup schedules for the injections. Rush (1 Day), Cluster (4-6 weeks) or Traditional (4-6 Months) build up. The goal of the injection therapy is a monthly maintenance dose. The allergy injections are administered in our offices as a walk-in without the need for appointments during the allergy injection hours. For more information on injection hours click here.
Cluster and Rush Immunotherapy – This is an advanced allergy injection build up schedule. Multiple doses of allergen immunotherapy are administered in the office requiring fewer visits to reach the maintenance dose. With these rapid schedules, you can complete the build-up in one day and in less than 8 weeks.
Please ask the staff on our allergy healthcare team for more information on these advanced schedules.
“Dr. Kancherla and team are wonderful! My daughter’s quality of life has improved so much since coming here. We highly recommend them for all your allergy and asthma needs!”
– Robin Mercado
You Should See our Allergy Doctors If You:
- Suffer chronically from nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, snoring, sleep apnea or chronic sinus infections
- Are not helped by over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications or experience adverse side effects from those medications
- Are having to take OTC allergy medications chronically (more than 6 weeks a year) especially nasal steroids (Flonase, Nasocort, Rhinocort, Nasonex) that can lead to serious side effects including cataracts, perforation of your nasal septum and stunted growth if used too long.
- Have difficulty with day-to-day function , chronic fatigue and tiredness due to the allergy or asthma symptoms
- Experience warning signs of severe asthma, such as struggling to catch their breath, chronic or frequent chest tightness, or wheezing or coughing.
- Are not receiving adequate results from previously prescribed asthma medication
- Have chronic or recurrent sinus infections, snoring or sleep apnea.