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Allergy Treatments in McAllen, TX

Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers allergy treatments for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

What Are Allergies?

Your body is constantly filtering out irritants and impurities from the air to prevent infections and other problems. In some cases, though, your body over-reacts to specific types of impurities, such as dust and pollen. The body releases substances that aim to fend off the substance, causing inflammation, runny nose, coughing, and other symptoms that are categories as “allergies.”

What Are the Benefits of Allergy Treatments?

It is normal to have temporary symptoms when you are exposed to substances that offend your nasal passages and respiratory system. These situations typically do not require treatment. When allergies interfere with your quality of life, such as during springtime, you may have chronic allergies. Treatments aim to help your body be less reactive to the offending substance so that you have fewer symptoms.
Allergy Treatments in McAllen, TX

Who is a Good Candidate for Allergy Treatments?

Allergies can be linked to plants, foods, drugs, and many other sources. If you experience any of the following symptoms on a chronic basis, you may be a good candidate for allergy treatments:
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Watery eyes
  • Rashes
  • Wheezing
  • Red skin

What Should I Expect from Allergy Treatments?

The first step in your allergy treatments is to determine what substances are causing the reaction. As an ENT specialist, Dr. Ayala offers:

What Are Allergy Eye Drops?

Allergy eye drops are recommended for patients who experience itching and redness of the eyes due to allergic reactions. The drops reduce the histamines that are released by the body in response to allergens.

What Are Allergy Shots?

Immunotherapy is a treatment that helps your body build immunity to substances that trigger your allergies. The allergy shots contain a small amount of the substance, and your body learns to better manage the presence of the substance. This procedure can greatly reduce the severity and frequency of your allergic reactions.

How Much Do Allergy Treatments Cost?

After your consultation with Dr. Ayala, we discuss the cost of your allergy treatments, including any diagnostic testing that is recommended. For your convenience, we accept payment via Prosper® and CareCredit® healthcare financing. Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers allergy treatments for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our ENT services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.