Allergy Treatment at Lake Charles Memorial

What Is an Allergy?

We talk about allergies, but not everyone knows exactly what they are. Let's break it down for you! An allergy is actually a condition that you may have due to a genetic predisposition and that results in certain foods or environmental factors affecting your immune system in an abnormal way.

Allergy Symptoms

Hay fever is a form of an allergic reaction. Keep in mind, however, that it is not the only type of allergic reaction a person can experience. Hay fever symptoms often include annoying and painful reactions such as sore throats, congestion, repeated sneezing, red and leaky eyes, itching in the back of the throat / mouth, and so on.

You might have another type of allergic reaction, however. For example, you could experience ear infections, dizziness or fatigue, asthma, or chronic coughing. You may see rashes on your skin or experience swelling in your throat or mouth. Headaches can be an allergic symptom, as well as stomach pain or GI issues. Talk to your doctor about the symptoms you are seeing.

Lake Charles Memorial Can Help

Learn more about the allergy treatment services offered at our Lake Charles hospital and why you should seek symptom relief:

It is possible to develop allergies later in life. You may even experience the re-occurrence of an allergy you haven't had since you were a child. But the truth is, millions of people have allergies. The important thing is to talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

At Lake Charles Memorial, Dr. Samuel Sprehe provides focused services for ear, nose, and throat related conditions and symptoms. Allergies in the ear, nose, and throat region are referred to as "otolaryngic allergies." Talk to Dr. Sprehe about your symptoms and discuss treatment options.

To set up your appointment or receive more information, just call our office at 337-480-5595 today!