SAN FRANCISCO ENT & ALLERGY is committed to superior, high-quality patient care. We strongly encourage preventative care and place a strong emphasis on patient education and counseling. We diagnose and treat a large number of ear, nose and throat, and allergy related problems. We offer a full range of in-office diagnostic and treatment services for both adult and children.
Conditions We Treat
Ear, nose and throat disorders:
- Nasal congestion and blockage
- Sinus disease
- Snoring problems
- Sleep Apnea
- Ear and hearing problems
- Voice disorders
COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Our unique COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM has significantly increased the rate of successful outcomes for those who suffer from a wide range of allergy problems such as nasal and sinus allergies, hay fever, asthma, eczema, urticaria and hives, and food allergy.
Through this unique program, we incorporate the most recent advances in medical science and offer the latest methods in allergy diagnostic testing and treatment for a wide range of inhalant and food allergies.
To evaluate whether you have an allergy, we will:
- Ask detailed questions about your allergy. – The Allergy Questionnaire (in patient forms section).
- Perform an allergy related physical exam.
- Get the appropriate allergy testing done to confirm the presence of allergy by using one or both of the following Allergy Diagnostic Tests:
Performed easily and painlessly on the forearm, usually taking less than 30 minutes. Your skin is gently being exposed to small amounts of the proteins found in your potential allergen. If you’re allergic, you develop a raised bump (wheal) at the allergen-specific test location on your skin.
This sophisticated allergy test is performed by a laboratory and accurately determines your immune system’s response to a specific allergen by measuring immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies for both inhalants and/or foods. (The allergy-causing antibodies in your bloodstream)
If your doctor suspects your problems are caused by something other than an allergy, you may need other tests to identify or rule out other medical problems.
NOTE: Please see in ABOUT YOUR VISIT – preparing for your allergy evaluation section prior to your initial visit for allergy evaluation.
- May recommend AllergyTreatment including:
You take steps to identify and avoid your allergy triggers. This is an important step in preventing allergic reactions and reducing symptoms.
Medications to reduce symptoms:
These depend on the type of allergy you have. They can include over-the-counter or prescription medications in the form of oral medications, nasal sprays or eye drops. Some common allergy medications include antihistamines, corticosteroids and decongestants.
Allergy desensitization/immunotherapy for severe allergies or allergies not relieved by other treatment. More than 80% of inhalant allergy patients benefit from this treatment. This treatment involves taking purified allergen extracts that you are allergic to, usually given over a period of a few years either by:
- Sublingual (under the tongue) drops. Administered by you at home on a daily basis
- Injection (allergy shots). Administered weekly in the doctor’s office.
The information provided on the San Francisco ENT & Allergy website is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as medical or healthcare advice. Nothing contained on the San Francisco ENT & Allergy website is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for consultation with a qualified health professiona