Allergy Treatment in Federal Way and Auburn, WA
More than 50 million people in the United States live with allergies ranging from seasonal hay fever to severe food allergies. The highly trained and experienced allergy doctors at Surgical Associates Northwest in Federal Way and Auburn, Washington, diagnose and treat allergies with the latest techniques.
With our allergy program, you receive a personalized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call our practice to schedule a consultation today if you or a family member live near Kent, Sumner, Renton or Maple Valley and have disruptive allergy symptoms.
What are allergies?
When fighting off an infection, your immune system detects threats and releases chemicals. An allergy occurs when your immune system mistakes a typically benign substance, such as peanuts, pollen or pet dander, as a threat and then overreacts.
As a result, you experience an allergic response, which could include symptoms such as:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Itchy, watery, red eyes
- Coughing and wheezing
- Rashes and hives
- Nausea and vomiting
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that affects several body systems at the same time. It can cause your blood pressure to drop, your respiration rate to fall, and trigger severe swelling.
What are the Different Types of Allergies?
Common allergy and related issues that we help treat and prevent include:
- Drug Allergies
- Dust Allergies
- Eye Allergies
- Food Allergies
- Insect Allergies
- Latex Allergies
- Mold Allergies
- Penicillin Allergies
- Pet Allergies
- Pollen Allergies
- Seasonal Allergies
- Skin Allergies
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Pediatric Allergies
How are Allergies Treated?
Treatment options for allergies include allergen avoidance, over-the-counter or prescription medications, and immunotherapy. Antihistamines, which stop your body from producing the histamines that cause allergy symptoms, are the most common type of allergy treatment. Many types of antihistamines are conveniently available over the counter. However, many conditions such as allergic rhinitis don’t respond well to over the counter medications, but do respond well to allergy shots. And with the convenience of being able to receive allergy shots near Federal Way and Auburn, patients are able to enjoy the benefit of quick relief, and working with a local specialist to manage allergies.
if you have severe or chronic allergies, you may want to look into tailored treatment methods. At Surgical Associates Northwest, our specialists can evaluate your specific allergy and symptoms to develop an effective plan for treating your allergies.
If you have an allergy that could result in anaphylaxis, you may need to carry an epinephrine pen, which contains a dose of a life-saving medication you can inject in case of emergency.
In helping patients receive the most effective treatments, our allergy team focuses on prevention and education, which are fundamental to ensuring patients can effectively partner in their own care. To learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of allergies at Surgical Associates Northwest, call the office today, or make an appointment online.
Schedule Your Allergy Treatment Today
Our ENT doctors near Kent, Sumner, Puyallup, Renton and Maple Valley take pride in providing allergy care for the whole family. From your little ones to the older generation, trust our expert allergists in Federal Way and Auburn to treat your family with the best care