Allergies

Allergy and asthma are among the most common health problems, with more than 50 million Americans afflicted with asthma, seasonal hay fever, or other allergy-related conditions each year.

Some allergies, such as a mild case of hay fever, may not require any treatment or may be controlled with the occasional use of over-the-counter medications. Others may interfere with your day-to-day activities, lower your quality of life, or even become life-threatening. In these cases, you should see a physician to help you manage allergies and their symptoms.

UT Southwestern Medical Center provides expert care and effective treatments for all types of allergies, including allergic rhinitis. Our ENT specialists also treat conditions such as chronic sinusitis, which may be related to having a deviated septum or other physical obstruction such as nasal polyps.

Our goal is to help you reduce and even eliminate your troublesome symptoms, such as coughing, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, teary eyes, wheezing, and itching eyes, nose, and throat. After a comprehensive evaluation, our specialists discuss the treatments available to you for your specific condition.

In addition to counseling you about how you may be able to reduce your exposure to allergens through lifestyle changes, our specialists prescribe beneficial medications such as short-acting and long-acting antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, eye drops, and other drugs.

Patients with allergies can also be treated by our allergy service.