Millions of people suffer from nasal allergies.
Dr Williams’ goal is to manage your allergy and improve your quality of life. At any time you have questions concerning allergy testing and treatment, please contact our office.
INHALANTS AND ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Allergies or Allergic Rhinitis is a condition that occurs when your body detects foreign substances called allergens (triggers). Your allergies occur because your body’s defense system mistakes harmless allergens for something potentially harmful (such as bacteria). The symptoms of allergic rhinitis occur when a substance called histamine is released into the blood. The histamine causes the most common symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat and a stuffy nose. Other less common symptoms a patient might experience include dizziness, ear problems, rashes, hives and stomach problems.
Allergy testing can be by in office skin prick testing or by blood test (RAST). Management includes information about avoiding allergens (triggers), pharmacotherapy and desensitisation with Sublingual Immunotherapy (drops or tablets under the tongue) which are undertaken in our Chatswood office.
Dr Brian Williams specialises in the medical management of:
Allergic and non allergic rhinitis
Chronic rhinosinusitis with and without polyps