Headaches can come about for a number of reasons. A few years ago, I noticed that popping aspirin was not making my headaches go away. After taking a quick look, my doctor referred me to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. What I learned is that my headaches were begin caused by pressure in my sinuses. Even though I did not have any problem breathing, there was an infection that created pressure and caused the throbbing pain. Once the origin of the problem was found, it did not take long to treat the infection, and the headaches went away. If you have been referred to an ENT, do not assume the worst. You will find, as I did, that this type of help can mean resolving an issue that has been causing a lot of discomfort for some time.
Allergies are very common and can begin at any stage in a person's life. There is a wide variety of different things a person can be allergic to including grass, pet dander, dust, certain foods and certain medications. To determine what a person is allergic too, a physician usually needs to perform one or more diagnostic tests on the patient. These are some of the different types of tests that are used to diagnose allergies.
Skin tests are done by exposing the person's skin to various things that people are commonly allergic to. These are the different types of allergy skin tests that are commonly performed.
Challenge tests are performed to determine if a person has an allergy to a certain food or medication. This is done by having the person inhale or consume a very small amount of the substance that he may be allergic to.
This test is always done under the supervision of a physician or allergist in case the patient has a severe allergic reaction immediately after the test is performed.
Blood tests can also be performed to diagnose allergies. These tests are commonly used if the skin test is not possible due to a pre-existing skin condition the patient has. Blood is drawn from the person and then tested in a lab to determine exactly what he is allergic to.
Once the person's allergies have been diagnosed, this can normally be treated to keep the symptoms under control. The treatment may include taking certain medications, getting allergy shots and avoiding exposure to the allergens that trigger the symptoms. For more information, visit sites like http://www.entfpss.com.Share
22 December 2015