Our Specialties

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Imagine relief from watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and rashes…

Allergy relief starts here. More than 50 million people in the United States have allergies. ENT & Audiology Associates offers the most popular treatment option, Sublingual Immunotherapy.

What are Allergies & Allergens?

An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system determines a foreign substance to be harmful and attempts to destroy it. The substances that cause allergic reactions are allergens.

When the immune system reacts to an allergen, it releases an antibody to destroy the allergen. This antibody produces a chemical by-product that causes the allergic reaction.

The most known chemical by product is called histamine. Histamine causes tightening of the muscles, including those in the airways and the walls of blood vessels. It also makes the lining of the nose produce more mucus.

What are the Symptoms of Allergies?

The most common allergy symptoms are watery eyes, runny nose, or sneezing. More serious allergy symptoms, like trouble breathing and swelling in your mouth or throat, may be a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

How are Specific Allergens Diagnosed?

After reviewing your medical records and discussing your personal life,and environment, Dr. Holmes will recommend an allergy test. Allergy testing involves having a skin or blood test to find the specific substance, or allergen, that is responsible for triggering an allergic reaction.

What are the Treatment Options for Allergies?

The specific allergy treatment is unique to the identified allergens, medical history and severity of your symptoms. Patients can choose to:

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COVID-19 Policies & Updates

COVID Policy effective 08/16/2021: Due to the exponential rise of Delta variant cases including breakthrough casesfor your safety and that of our staff members’ we require anyone entering our office, 12 years of age or older to bring proof of vaccination administered at least 3 weeks prior, OR a negative PCR (not a rapid) test result within 3 days of the appointment. Additionally, all individuals must wear a mask covering BOTH the nose and mouth at all times except during Dr. Holmes’ examination.

PLEASE NOTE:  This applies to all family members, caretakers, translators, and vendors in addition to patients.

We prefer that only one parent accompany a child (no siblings please) and that adults come alone if able. 100% of our staff are fully vaccinated and always masked.  We disinfect rooms between patients and control for social distancing.  We are committed to excellence in all aspects of patient care and to the health and prosperity of our community!  Thank you for trusting our practice and taking the precautions necessary to minimize the risk of Covid 19.

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