Everyone experiences allergy symptoms at some point. A cough, runny nose or congestion can be routine with the changing of seasons. Often, allergies can be controlled with the occasional use of an over-the-counter medication. However, sometimes allergies can interfere with day-to-day activities or decrease your quality of life. Allergies can even be life threatening.
Symptoms of asthma or allergies may develop gradually over time. Allergy sufferers may become used to frequent symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion or wheezing. With the help of an allergist, these symptoms usually can be prevented or controlled with major improvement in quality of life.
Otolaryngology is the medical specialty that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region, and related areas of the head and neck. Disorders can include; hearing impairment, ear infections, disorders that affect balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or pain in your ear.