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Your Allergies

Having allergies is no fun. In fact, it can be downright miserable. At Dakota Allergy & Asthma, we want to help you find relief!

Outdoor and mold allergies can cause runny, congested noses; red, watering eyes; itching; and sneezing.

Indoor environment can also trigger allergies. Symptoms of animal allergies typically arise soon after exposure. Dust mites are another common allergen. Living with pets and dust mites can cause allergy sufferers steady, daily problems if they go untreated.

Working together with your allergist, you can expect to drastically reduce your allergy symptoms. Without the sneezing, itching, and runny congested nose, you can get the most out of life. That is The Dakota Allergy Way.

Read on to learn more!

Allergy Symptoms

Allergies can cause itchy, runny, congested noses; red, watering eyes; and sneezing fits. These symptoms can be caused by many inhaled exposures such as pollen, danders, molds, and dust mites.

Ragweed, Russian thistle, and other weeds and trees can trigger allergy symptoms

Diagnosing Allergies

If you have allergy symptoms, allergy testing is done to confirm the suspected cause and determine what to avoid, medication choices, and immunotherapy to get you feeling better.  It is important to make sure you don’t have one of the many allergy look alike problems such as nasal polyps, non-allergic rhinitis (vasomotor rhinitis), chronic sinusitis, and deviated septum.

A test to help in diagnosing allergies

Allergic Rhinitis

A runny nose, sneezing, and stuffiness are common problems associated with allergic rhinitis. They can be caused by infections, allergies, non-allergic nasal disease (vasomotor rhinitis), nasal polyps, deviated septum, chronic sinusitis and other difficulties.

Dr Bubak explaining a test that will help him make a diagnosis to treat the patient's allergic rhinitis

Managing Allergies

Avoidance, medication and immunotherapy are great options to manage your allergies.

Nurse administering an allergy shot to help the patient manage her allergies

Immunotherapy

Allergy immunotherapy is also called desensitization or hyposensitization.  It can be performed as allergy shots or with under the tongue therapy. It is a form of treatment that can make you less sensitive to allergens.  That means less allergy suffering and taking fewer medications!

Immunotherapy for allergy relief