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Allergies & Immunotherapy

Allergies are one of the most common yet overlooked conditions in the country, affecting more than 50 million Americans each year. Allergies may stem from their environment, skin contact, food, or medication. While there is no cure for allergies, the symptoms are manageable with a visit to the allergy and immunology specialists at Ogden Clinic. People who experience frequent bouts of allergies can schedule a skin or blood allergy test which screens for 34 common allergens found in Utah, from tree pollen to mold and many other irritants.

Many Utah residents suffer from sniffling and sneezing throughout the year from the trees, which pollinate from February to May, grasses which pollinate from May to July, and weeds such as sagebrush, which pollinate from August through October. Other common allergens not unique to Utah but also found in our area include dust mites, pet dander, grasses, weeds, molds, insect stings, specific plants, particular foods, certain topical medications, and latex, to name a few.

Allergy Treatment at Ogden Clinic

While we prefer to prevent allergies, sometimes we’re forced to react to a flare-up. Allergies can develop at any time in a person’s life, even if they have not had a reaction in the past.

We provide the following treatments for the following types of allergies:

  • Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies): We treat hay fever with medications that are more potent than what you can get at your local drugstore, including prescription-strength nasal steroid medication, nasal decongestants, or immunotherapy.
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots): If your allergies haven’t responded well to medication, immunotherapy may be the next route you’ll take to stimulate your immune system. Immunotherapy can provide relief from seasonal and indoor allergies, as well as insect stings.
  • Asthma: We can prevent and treat symptoms of asthma so you can lead a healthier, more normal life. Out ENT and respiratory specialists make customized asthma treatment plans to prevent triggers and suppress flare-ups. The plan may include handheld bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medicine to loosen mucus and decrease swelling over time.
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis): This chronic condition is a skin allergy and is very common in children, although it is also found in millions of adults. We treat eczema with a topical corticosteroid cream or anti-inflammatory ointments to relieve symptoms like itching and swelling. You may also be prescribed antibiotics, antihistamines, or topic calcineurin inhibiters.
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