Rockford residents seeking relief from allergies can trust Oakdale Ear Nose & Throat Clinic’s specialists to provide the best diagnosis and treatment for allergies of all sorts. We take pride in determining the cause of your allergy symptoms so we can offer the most effective course of treatment. That means relief for you.
[contentblock id=8]Oakdale ENT’s board-certified otolaryngologists (ENT specialists) have provided unsurpassed allergy expertise for patients from Rockford and the Rockford metro area for more than 30 years. We strive to bring you world-class service in a relaxing, friendly environment. Our goal is to diagnose and treat your allergies while making it convenient for you.
Allergies are disruptive – both for children and adults. Symptoms may include sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestion, coughing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat, itchy skin, hives, fatigue, and irritability among others. Oakdale ENT recognizes that finding relief from allergies and getting back to normal is your top concern.
Allergies exist in many forms. Among the most common allergies seen by Oakdale ENT is hay fever. Also called allergic rhinitis, hay fever affects 40-60 million Americans, including plenty of patients from Rockford. Spores or pollens from grass, trees and weeds can be blamed for seasonal allergic rhinitis, while the year-round, or perennial form, is generally caused by dust mites, pet dander or mold.
Oakdale ENT also regularly sees patients with allergies to insect stings, drugs, latex, pets and mold. In addition, Rockford residents with sinus disorders may appear as allergies. Again, our ENT specialists are determined to find a solution to your symptoms, no matter the cause.
To achieve the most accurate diagnosis, Oakdale ENT physicians conduct a thorough, comprehensive evaluation to determine to source of allergies. This includes health history, physical exam and allergy testing. Only once this is completed will you be given your individualized treatment plan.
Oakdale ENT physicians have helped thousands of patients find relief from the frustrating symptoms that come along with allergies. An estimated 80% of our patients experience significant improvement or complete relief from their symptoms. Oakdale ENT physicians treat allergies with immunotherapy to desensitize the immune system’s tolerance to allergens over time. Immunotherapy is given sublingually, that is, in liquid form under the tongue, or by injections.
While medications and inhalers can help to alleviate allergy symptoms, only immunotherapy has been shown to actually alter the underlying allergic disease. In addition, it has been shown to prevent the development of future allergies and, in children, prevent standard hay fever from progressing into full-blow asthma.
Oakdale ENT doctors have special skills to treat children with allergies. If your child has allergies, his or her immune system wrongly reacts to things that are usually harmless. Pet dander, pollen, dust, mold spores, insect stings, food, and medications are examples of such things. This reaction may cause his or her body to respond with health problems such as asthma, hay fever, hives, eczema (a rash), or a very severe and unusual reaction called anaphylaxis.
Oakdale ENT physicians spend one-on-one time with you, the parent, to ensure you fully understand the diagnosis and treatment options being considered for your child and have time to ask questions. Like so many other parents in Rockford, you can rely on Oakdale ENT for comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for your child.
Parents of Rockford kids have trusted Oakdale ENT to treat ear, nose and throat conditions in their children for three decades. Our board-certified ENT doctors provide Rockford infants and children the highest-quality diagnosis and treatment for all conditions from basic earaches to complex conditions related to ears, sinuses and throats.
In addition to diagnosing and treating allergies and ENT conditions in kids, Oakdale ENT clinic doctors also see Rockford adults with a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions.
Appointments for all conditions can be scheduled by calling 763-233-5755 or making an appointment online.