Allergy

Pollen allergy / Hay feverAllergies, or allergic diseases, refer to the immune system’s hypersensitivity to something in one’s environment. Some allergies include hay fever, food allergies, dermatitis, allergic asthma and anaphylaxis. Allergy symptoms include itchy eyes, swelling, rash, runny or stuffy nose, shortness of breath and itchy or plugged ears. Common allergens are pollens, grasses, molds, dust mites and pets. Dr. Lollar has completed a fellowship in rhinology and is a board-certified allergist.

Allergy Testing

A skin test is a method of testing for allergic antibodies. The test consists of introducing small amounts of the suspected allergen into the skin and noting the development of a positive reaction such as a welt, swelling or redness. You will be tested for airborne allergens, foods and pollens such as trees, grasses, weeds,…

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Allergy Symptoms

Skin allergies Skin allergies commonly present as bumps, redness, dryness and itchiness. Skin allergies can also overlap with food allergies as some people have contact allergies to certain foods. Common skin allergies include atopic dermatitis, which is a common form of eczema; hives, which can be caused by an allergen or an infection; contact dermatitis,…

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Allergy Shots

Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, combat the cause of allergies rather than the symptoms. Allergy shots are injections of small amounts of allergens into your body so that your immune system can develop a tolerance to them. The goal of allergy shots is for the patient to no longer exhibit allergy symptoms after the…

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Allergy Drops

Allergy drops, also known as sublingual immunotherapy, are overall safer than allergy shots, called subcutaneous immunotherapy, because they aren’t administered with a needle. The principle of allergy drops is the same as allergy shots. It is a long-term treatment that decreases symptoms by increasing the body’s immunity. The patient drips liquid that contains allergens under…

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Non-Pharmacologic Therapy

The best way to treat allergy symptoms is to completely avoid allergens. Although this may be impossible, certain behaviors, called non-pharmacologic therapy, can help minimize them. Here are a few simple things you can do to reduce the presence of allergens in your home: o Encase your mattress and pillows in dust mite-proof cases. Wash…

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Allergy Questionnaire

If you suspect you may have allergies, consider the following questions: 1. Are you bothered by any of the following potential allergens? Grass Barns Tree pollen Weather changes Ragweed Dusty places Wind Moldy places Dogs Raking leaves Cats New buildings Horses Insect stings Perfumes Smoke Pesticides Medications Cows 2. Have you experienced or are you…

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Shot Clinic Hours

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on weekends and major holidays.
Phone: (479) 750-2080
Fax: (479) 750-2082

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