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Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and best care practices for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders, allergy, hearing loss, and cosmetic treatments.

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Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and best care practices for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders, allergy, hearing loss, and cosmetic treatments.

Allergy Scratch Testing

Allergy scratch tests are used to determine food, contact, and nasal allergies that you may have to a variety of natural substances and foods. Skin or blood tests can be done to determine which allergens you are sensitive to and aid your doctor in developing a treatment plan. Skin testing is done in our office, and depending …

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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy (also called Allergy Shots) is used to make your body less sensitive to allergens. Each injection contains tiny amounts of the substances you’re allergic to, such as pollen or house dust. Many people find that this form of treatment relieves or greatly improves their allergy symptoms. The Process Allergy shots are given weekly at first, but …

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Allergen Counts

Our staff is contacted daily by the Canton Department of Health with the allergen count for the Northeast Ohio Area. If you have any questions regarding the daily allergen count, please contact our office at 330-492-9612.

Nasal Allergies

Allergens that can cause nasal or contactant allergies include house dust, molds, animals, trees, grasses and weeds (including ragweeds). Nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are incredibly common, especially for those living in Ohio. If your allergies only occur at certain times of the year (spring or fall), you have seasonal nasal allergies. In contrast, if your allergies …

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Food Allergies

Food allergies appear in two different ways: fixed reactions or cyclical reactions. Fixed food allergies are the type of reactions that occur when a person eats or even breathes the fumes of a small amount of a particular food. These reactions are strong and potentially dangerous. Fixed food allergy reactions are a lifelong pattern and are unlikely …

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Allergies In General

Allergies are a very common disorder in northeast Ohio, affecting as many as 40% of children and 20% of adults. In recent years, allergy has become far more common than it was in the past. The exact reason why allergies are more common today is not known for sure, but evidence points towards an increase in pollution …

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