Where Should You Get Allergies Treated?

Allergies cause problems for many people and make life very unpleasant each spring. Pollen that is floating around in the air during this time of year is one of the main causes of health problems relating to allergies. Fortunately, there are many places you can go to be treated for your allergy problems so you can start enjoying life once again. The trick is to find a reputable allergy treatment center. They do not all give their patients the same quality of care. You need to keep this in mind. Do not simply go to the first treatment center you come across. Do some research to find out who you are dealing with. Here is how you can determine the best facility to treat your allergies.

1. Where have your friends and family members received their allergy treatments in the past?

Who better to ask for advice concerning allergy treatments than people you know who have received them before. Talk to the people in your life who you trust the most. Find out which ones have actually gone to an allergy center and received treatment in the past. You should then ask these people about their overall experience. Did the facility do a good job of treating their allergies? How long did it take them to feel relief? Was the treatment expensive? Did they need to go to the facility more than once? Would they recommend that you go to the same facility they went to for treatment? Lastly, find out the total cost of their treatment and what insurance the facility accepts.

2. Get in touch with the allergy treatment facilities that are in your area.

You need to take a look and find a good allergy treatment center Somerset County NJ for you to visit. Your friends and family might have provided you with the names of some facilities they went to for allergy treatment. If this is the case, make an appointment and go to these places yourself. Talk to the staff and find out what they are all about.

3. How long has each allergy treatment facility been in existence?

Ideally you should only trust a facility that has been around for a few years. This shows that the facility has already treated many people for allergy problems. Therefore, they will most likely be able to help you feel healthy again fast.

Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Case

Here’s a case assigned to me during my Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) rotation. Can you guys help me out in answering the questions?

CASE: A 25 year old male factory worker was seen at the out-patient department because of nasal congestion.

History of Present Illness: History started 1 year prior to consult when the patient started to experience occasional difficulty in breathing on both nostrils often accompanied with sneezing and morning sniffles. He would also complain of watery and itchy eyes .Nasal discharge is often clear and watery. He works in a garment factory in Bulacan.

Review of systems:

  • Occasional anosmia
  • Occasional nasal pain and headache

 

Past Medical History: He had asthma until age 12; Denies any food or drug allergies

Family history:
– Hypertension – father
–  Psoriasis – brother
Physical examination:

 Otoscopy: Unremarkable

 Anterior rhinoscopy: pale and boggy turbinates, with clear discharge from both nostrils

Oral Cavity: (+) postnasal drip cobblestoning

Here are the questions:

  1. What is your initial impression?
  2. What are your differentials?
  3. What other pertinent information do you wish to gather from your patient’s history and why?
  4. What diagnostic tests can you request to help you in your diagnosis?
  5. What are your expected results in the tests?
  6. What can you recommend to your patient to alleviate his symptoms?
  7. How would you manage our patient?
  8. What is the ARIA classification?

Desloratidine (Aerius) for My Rhinitis

I’ve just recently blogged that my rhinitis is acting up again. And of course, there’s no other helpful to me but my one and only antihistamine, deloratidine (aerius).

desloratidine (aerius) [image source and credits]

 I’ve been actually using this medicine for almost a year now. By far, it is really effective. However, the only problem is that, I oftentimes forgot to bring a tablet with me anywhere I go.