Allergies

Allergies are the body’s overreaction to an otherwise harmless substance.  Environmental allergies are one of the most common medical problems we treat.  Whether it typical nasal symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, or their effect on nearby structures leading to ear and sinus infections or a chronic cough, many of our patients have allergies as part of their problem.  (pics for each one)

Allergy Types
A wide variety of substances can cause an allergic reaction, including Pollen, Pets, Mold, Dust, Food, Latex, Stinging insects, Cockroaches, Drugs.

Allergy Sx
These can range from mild to severe and often affect the nose, sinuses, throat, and sometimes the whole body.  Some of the more common reactions are sneezing, runny nose, cough, stuffy nose, postnasal drip, breathing difficulty, itchy eyes, hives

Allergy Testing
Testing is important to determine what a person is allergic to.We offer many methods including:

  • Skin prick testing
  • Intradermal testing
  • Blood tests

---link to our testing info sheet including meds to avoid

Treatment options
Once we know what you are allergic to, we can determine the best treatment plan.  This can include:

  • Prevention/Avoidance
  • Allergy medications, both over-the-counter and prescription
  • Immunotherapy
    • Subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots)
    • Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops

See More at our Allergy FAQs Page

KITTERY, ME LOCATION
35 Walker Street
Second Floor, Suite 200
York Hospital in Kittery
Kittery, ME 03904
Phone: (207) 475-0100
Fax: (855) 654-3271

PORTSMOUTH, NH LOCATION
Jackson-Gray Building
330 Borthwick Ave.
Suite 304
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone:  207-475-0100
Fax: 855-654-3271

STRATHAM, NH LOCATION
4 West Road
Suite 4C
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone: (207) 475-0100
Fax: (855) 654-3271

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