Identifying & Treating Inhalant Allergies in Redmond, WA
Allergies occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to what are normally harmless substances. This allergic reaction can be caused by pollen, dust, mold, and animal dander. For the vast majority of people, allergies to airborne substances causes “hayfever,” causing symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and even asthma in those who are prone. Fortunately, David Buscher, M.D. is here to help treat those suffering from inhalant allergies in Redmond, WA.
The go-to treatment for years has been over-the-counter antihistamines. This is because the release of histamines by the body are what cause the major symptoms associated with allergies. However, this is only treating one aspect of the problem. When allergic reactions occur, your body releases a wide variety of mediators that cause inflammation throughout the body. Since every organ system in the body is susceptible to inflammation, allergies have the potential to cause more than just hayfever. From congestion and asthma to more systemic problems such as IBS and arthritis, it is no wonder that allergy testing and identification is so important to maintaining overall health.
Testing For Allergies Specific to Your Body
David Buscher, M.D. uses the latest in allergic response testing techniques to accurately identify the source of your allergies. The method we use is called Serial Dilution Endpoint Titration (SDET), which allows us to perform accurate, quantitative testing of any allergy you may have. With this method, we can precisely diagnose environmental allergies you may be suffering from. SDET is superior to scratch and prick tests thanks to a higher degree of quantitative measurement and the highly standardized nature of the test itself. By turning to our team, we can begin allergy treatment targeted to the specific nature of your allergies with confidence.
Our Methods for Treating Your Allergies
Once we identify the type of allergies you’re suffering from, the simplest and most effective course of action is to avoid the substances that cause them. We recommend methods such as controlling dust in your home, removing any chemicals from your environment and carefully controlling your diet to rid it of specific foods.
Contact us today to find out more about our methods for identifying and treating allergies. We are proud to serve Redmond, Washington, and the surrounding area.