Treatment Options for the Symptoms of Allergies Available to Patients in Clearwater, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, FL, and the Surrounding Area
For the symptoms of allergies, treatment options are available at St. Francis Medical Institute, where a team of allergy care experts serves patients in Clearwater, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Trinity, Oldsmar, and Safety Harbor, FL, and the surrounding area. St. Francis was founded in 2007 by Dr. Frank Averill, who completed a rigorous fellowship in allergy and immunology at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. With more than 20 years of experience in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of allergies, Dr. Averill is uniquely qualified to treat allergy patients at his state-of-the-art facility.
Common symptoms of allergies for which treatment is available include the following:
- Low productivity
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Hives and rashes
- Itchy, blotchy skin
For sufferers of allergies, treatment is key to relief. If you experience any or all of the above symptoms, you should seek a proper diagnosis. Through allergy skin testing, patch testing, or blood work, Dr. Averill can assess your individual needs and recommend a course of treatment. Many allergies can be treated with:
- Allergen avoidance – After allergy triggers are identified, proactive steps can be taken to avoid them.
- Medication – Allergy medications can help suppress the body’s overreaction to allergens and relieve symptoms. Such medications may be prescription or over-the-counter, and can include oral medications, eye drops, and nasal sprays.
- Immunotherapy – For severe allergies, treatment can be a series of purified allergen extract injections administered over the course of a few years to help the body build tolerances, and thus reduce its response to allergy triggers.
- Emergency epinephrine – Also for severe allergies, a doctor can prescribe an emergency epinephrine shot to be carried at all times, which can reduce symptoms when necessary until emergency medical treatment is available.
To learn more about the symptoms of allergies and the treatment options offered by St. Francis Medical Institute, or to schedule an appointment for allergy testing, residents of Clearwater, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, Largo, Tarpon Springs, and Dunedin, Florida, and the surrounding area can contact us today. In addition to the treatment of allergies, we offer sleep test studies, a weight loss clinic, and a welcoming environment where patients can receive individualized, progressive care from a trusted personal physician.