Seasonal Allergies

Expert Care and Advanced Treatments for Seasonal Allergies

The allergy and immunology specialist at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio, has expertise in diagnosing, managing and treating seasonal allergies. The board-certified physician is highly skilled in providing the most advanced care possible to find the safest seasonal allergy solutions.

Seasonal allergies, also called nasal allergies or hay fever, are a common immune system disease that affects more than 40 million Americans. While seasonal allergies can be disruptive to an active life, they also can be life-threatening if the patient has a severe allergic reaction.

Leading-Edge Diagnostics

Our specialist uses any or all of the following tests to determine the actual cause of seasonal allergies:

  • Blood tests
  • Challenge tests
  • Nasal smears
  • Skin tests

Safe and Effective Allergy Treatments

At Allergy and Immunology Services at UH Geauga Medical Center, we work closely with each patient to find the most effective, individualized treatment. Some treatments may include allergy avoidance measures, medications designed to treat allergy symptoms, and allergy immunotherapy (natural methods of desensitization). Other seasonal and perennial (year-round) allergy treatments can include one or more of the following:

  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-IgE antibodies
  • Anti-leukotrienes
  • Bronchodilators
  • Corticosteroids
  • Decongestants
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications

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