Allergy Treatments

Dr. CT Nguyen, Certified ENT Surgeon Houston

Dr. CT Nguyen has 15+ years experience as a leading ENT expert and has helped hundreds of people get relief from their nasal & sinus conditions.

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Are You a Candidate for Allergy Treatment?

  • Do you have itchy eyes, ears, throat, and/or nose?
  • Are you suffering from sinus congestion?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions click below to fill out our assessment form.

or call us at: (832) 237-7777

"Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very nice. The sinus procedure was tough at the beginning as I could not take steroids to aid the recovery process, but now I'm feeling great!"

Are You Looking for Effective Allergy Treatments?

Any allergic person will tell you that life can be challenging when dealing with allergies. That is why you should seek medical help as soon as you realize that you are allergic to anything. Mild cases of allergic reactions can be treated by reducing exposure to the allergens. For severe cases however, allergy shots might be required to boost the bodies immune response to the allergen.

Allergy Treatments for Houston Residents

Houston Sinus & Allergy has been helping patients determine the cause of allergies, and relieving the symptoms, for over ten years.  Our board certified ENT physician Dr. Nguyen specializes in treatment of allergies.

Treatment options for allergies include;

If you suspect that you or your loved ones has allergy, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.  Contact us or fill out our assessment form.

Allergy Treatments in Houston

Allergies occur during all seasons of the year and in all climates. They’re triggered by medications, chemicals, dust mites, mold spores, pollen, animal dander and environmental irritants like smoke.

To get the best allergy treatment in Houston, you need to visit an allergy doctor like Dr. Nguyen who will conduct an allergy test on you. If you have health insurance, you can enjoy the best allergy treatment services at Houston Sinus & Allergy. You’ll be allowed to take a five-minute allergy test in his office using a state-of-the-art allergy testing kit. After the test, he’ll recommend a treatment plan, which may involve the use of medication, allergy drops or natural allergy treatments.

Taking Medications for Allergic Reactions

You can enjoy sustained allergy relief in Houston by using prescribed medications and nasal sprays. For mild symptoms and seasonal allergies, taking medications will provide relief in the short term. Some of the commonly used types of medication include the following:

  • Antihistamines: These drugs work by blocking or reducing the production of histamines. Histamines are released by your body’s immune system and cause many of the well-known symptoms of allergies like stuffy nose, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. You can get antihistamines in various forms, including capsules, tablets, liquids, eye drops and nasal sprays. When you use antihistamines, you may experience side effects like dizziness, nausea, dry mouth and drowsiness.
  • Decongestants: If you have a stuffy nose, then a decongestant can give you relief. It works by shrinking the inflamed tissues and blood vessels inside the nose. Decongestants are available in the form of sprays, drops and pills. They’re quite effective but shouldn’t be used without a doctor’s prescription⁠ — even if you find them available as over-the-counter medication. Decongestants have known side effects including insomnia (sleeping difficulty) and increased anxiety. It’s not advisable to take them if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, thyroid disorder or heart disease.
  • Nasal corticosteroids: These are nasal sprays that reduce inflammation of the nose lining. Corticosteroids relieve symptoms quickly, but they could cause nosebleeds, dryness in the nose and sore throat.

Immunotherapy Allergy Treatment

If you suffer from allergies and you’ve used various forms of medication without relief, you could benefit from immunotherapy. This is a treatment plan that helps your body develop a tolerance to allergens by giving it small amounts over several weeks. The allergens could be introduced into the body in the form of allergy drops taken orally.

Allergy Drops

Allergy drops are also called sublingual immunotherapy. They’re more effective than over-the-counter allergy medication because they deal with the root cause of the allergy rather than the symptoms. They are safer than taking allergy shots because you don’t need to take injections.

How Do Allergy Drops Work?

Taking allergy drops is a long-term treatment strategy that reduces allergy symptoms by building up the body’s immunity. You drop the liquid under your tongue and keep it there for two minutes before you swallow it. This is very convenient because you can easily administer the drops at home without assistance.

Do You Need Allergy Treatment in Houston?

To get one of the fastest and most effective allergy tests in Houston, book an assessment with Dr. Nguyen today. Houston Sinus & Allergy is the best place to receive personalized treatment for all kinds of allergies that affect the ear, nose or throat in Houston, TX, Cypress/Jersey Village and surrounding areas.