Why Choose an Allergist for your Allergy and Asthma?
Allergies and asthma are both chronic conditions, and warrant visiting a specialist for the best management. However, with so many specialists out there, how do you know which one to choose? Read the FAQ below.
My allergies bother my ears, nose and throat – doesn’t this mean I should see an ear, nose and throat doctor?
Many times, patients go directly to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor for their allergy symptoms. After all, don’t allergies bother your ears, nose and throat?
Ear, Nose and Throat doctors are surgeons who specialize mainly in structural problems that can be corrected with surgery. But many of these problems, such as difficulty breathing through the nose, or having a raspy voice or having trouble hearing, are actually due to allergies. Allergies, eczema, and asthma are all chronic conditions that fall under the same umbrella of allergy medicine, and more than 50% of sinus problems are caused by allergies. The other 50% are often caused by a combination of both allergy and non-allergy related problems. Continue reading