The Allergy Center of Excellence at Colorado ENT & Allergy

The allergy doctors at Colorado ENT & Allergy understand allergies and hay fever prevent our patients from enjoying all our beautiful state has to offer. After all, you can’t truly enjoy the wonderful outdoors if you’re suffering from allergies.

If you’re experiencing allergy symptoms seasonally or throughout the year, you may need to see a doctor. And you’re not alone. One out of every five Americans is affected by allergies.

We want to help you eliminate your allergy symptoms and start fully enjoying Colorado! Colorado ENT & Allergy is the leading allergy practice in the state. Our allergy doctors are available for consultation and treatment of allergic disorders in both adults and children.

While avoidance is the number one treatment for any allergy, it is critical to identify exactly which allergens are likely causing the symptoms.

Our staff will first perform the appropriate allergy tests to determine the specific allergens that trigger your allergic reactions, including trees, weeds or grass pollens, animal dander, molds, and dust. Based on the diagnosis, our doctors will recommend a treatment plan for your specific condition.

Your treatment plan may be one of a number of options, including allergen avoidance education, over the counter, and prescription medication therapy, and immunotherapy (shots or drops).

Don’t hesitate to get relief now. Call our office today! With appropriate care, our patients can once again enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Colorado.

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What are allergies?

Allergies are problems with the immune system. When allergic reactions happen, it is usually a “false alarm” to something like pollen, molds, dust, or food.

Colorado Springs Allergy or Hay Fever Symptoms

  • itchy, watery eyes
  • chronic headaches
  • constant sneezing
  • runny nose
  • sinus congestion
  • post-nasal drip
  • itchy nose
  • scratchy throat
  • throat clearing
  • itchy ears
  • ear popping
  • recurrent ear infections, especially in children

Food Allergy Symptoms

  • Mouth tingling
  • Swelling of lips, tongue, face, or throat
  • Hives
  • Anaphylaxis

Skin or Insect Sting Allergies in Colorado Springs 

  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Facial swelling
  • Itchy skin
  • Wheezing
  • Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Some allergies can trigger a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. This is a life-threatening emergency that can cause you to go into shock.

Signs of Anaphylaxis

  • Loss of consciousness
  • A drop in Blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Rapid weak pulse
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea and vomiting

When to see an allergy doctor?

If your symptoms are caused by an allergy and over-the-counter allergy medications don’t provide the relief you need, it’s time to see a doctor.

For a severe allergic reaction, call 911 and seek emergency medical help. If you carry epinephrine or EpiPen give yourself the shot right away.

Common Allergy Triggers

  • Allergens that are airborne like pollen from plants and trees, animal dander, mold.
  • Foods like nuts, wheat, soy, fish, eggs, or milk
  • Insect stings like bees or wasps
  • Medications like Antibiotics, Penicillin, or sulfa drugs.

Common allergy triggers often set off asthma problems as well.

Risk Factors

  • Family history of asthma or allergies
  • Children
  • Have asthma

Tips to Control your Colorado Springs Allergies

  • Avoid known triggers.
  • Check the air quality for your area as well as the pollen counts.
  • Keep windows and doors closed when the pollen count is high.
  • If allergic to dust mites, dust, and vacuum often, and wash bedding regularly.
  • Keep a diary of activities and foods, when symptoms occur and what helps.
  • Wear a medical alert bracelet. If your allergic reactions are severe, a medical alert bracelet lets others know about your allergies in case you are unable to communicate.
  • Remove shoes when entering your home.
  • Bathe pets weekly or bi-weekly.
  • Pollen counts are highest in the morning. So, schedule outdoor activities accordingly.
  • Watch the weather. Have you noticed that your eyes water on windy days? Are you stuffy when it rains? Weather can be a major allergy trigger.
Colorado Springs Allergies

When to see an allergy doctor?

If your symptoms are caused by an allergy and over-the-counter allergy medications don’t provide the relief you need, it’s time to see a doctor.

For a severe allergic reaction, call 911 and seek emergency medical help. If you carry epinephrine or EpiPen give yourself the shot right away.

Common Allergy Triggers

  • Allergens that are airborne like pollen from plants and trees, animal dander, mold.
  • Foods like nuts, wheat, soy, fish, eggs, or milk
  • Insect stings like bees or wasps
  • Medications like Antibiotics, Penicillin, or sulfa drugs.

Common allergy triggers often set off asthma problems as well.

Risk Factors

  • Family history of asthma or allergies
  • Children
  • Have asthma

Tips to Control your Colorado Springs Allergies

  • Avoid known triggers.
  • Check the air quality for your area as well as the pollen counts.
  • Keep windows and doors closed when the pollen count is high.
  • If allergic to dust mites, dust, and vacuum often, and wash bedding regularly.
  • Keep a diary of activities and foods, when symptoms occur and what helps.
  • Wear a medical alert bracelet. If your allergic reactions are severe, a medical alert bracelet lets others know about your allergies in case you are unable to communicate.
  • Remove shoes when entering your home.
  • Bathe pets weekly or bi-weekly.
  • Pollen counts are highest in the morning. So, schedule outdoor activities accordingly.
  • Watch the weather. Have you noticed that your eyes water on windy days? Are you stuffy when it rains? Weather can be a major allergy trigger.

Don’t let your symptoms keep you from enjoying the great Colorado outdoors. The experts at Colorado ENT are trained and experienced in allergy testing, diagnosing, and treatments. Schedule your appointment today.