Trusted Colorado Allergy Care
If you experience allergy symptoms in Colorado, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing or headaches, you are not alone. Roughly 20 percent of people in the state suffer from allergies in any given year, and the team at the Advanced ENT & Allergy Center in Denver, CO is here to help.
Our trusted ENT doctors have 20 years of extensive training from the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy. We offer a variety of treatments, starting with an allergy test to determine specific allergies.
Allergy Treatment in Denver
Our trusted, proven allergy treatment process begins with a quick and painless skin test. The results lead to informed recommendations on how to avoid certain allergens and on lifestyle changes to consider. From there, our Colorado allergy specialists can prescribe medication to help reduce your allergy symptoms. We also offer immunotherapy to those who would benefit from a deeper intervention.
Our in-office allergy test or at-home test can confirm the cause and severity of your allergies, helping to pinpoint specific allergens. These tests can accurately detect and determine food and external allergies all in one test. The results help allergists provide an action plan for symptom management and treatment.
Once our test confirms your unique current allergy makeup, we can offer you ways to navigate around problem allergens, recommending changes to your diet, the sorts of environments you enter, and other strategies. This approach is ideal for patients who are allergic to specific animals or certain types of food.
To help reduce your discomfort, we can prescribe medication, such as antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays, to limit inflammation. Allergy medicine varies from over-the-counter to prescription-only pills, liquids, inhalers, nasal spray, eye drops, skin creams, and immunology treatments.
Immunology: Allergy Shots vs Drops
Immunotherapy shots were once the most effective way to treat chronic allergy suffering. Over the past 20 years, sublingual drops have become a more popular, effective treatment. Daily drops under the tongue teach the body to react to allergens less severely over time. They are often preferred over shots because of their long-term effectiveness and ease of use: They can be taken conveniently at home and require no regular visits to a clinic.
Allergy Patient Success Story
Meet Jenna, a Denver patient who never looked back once she switched to allergy drops to combat her list of allergens: sage, cats, dogs, weeds, and dust. Jenna came to AENT experiencing terrible sinus headaches and breathing issues. After testing Jenna, Dr. Menachof recommended daily sublingual allergy drops. Jenna was so impressed with the improvement, she was able to throw out the medicines that had been making her feel so groggy. She has been taking drops for longer than 8 months now, and her discomfort has vanished.
Types of Allergy Triggers
Exposure to new foods and environments can trigger an allergic reaction in anyone at any stage of life. Severe reactions are most often associated with food. Peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish are the most common culprits of food allergies. Milk, eggs, soy, and wheat are also known to trigger reactions.
Common outdoor allergy triggers include both tree and plant pollen, especially in high-pollen seasons like spring and summer. Insect bites and stings are also on the list of common allergy triggers found outside. Pet or animal hair and dander, dust mites, and mold are common indoor triggers for nasal allergies. Detergents, cleaners, cigarette smoke, and perfume can trigger allergic reactions both indoors and outside.
Common Allergy Symptoms
Allergy symptoms can vary based on the trigger or allergen causing an allergic reaction. Some of the most common are sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, irritated eyes, and inflammation.
Why Advanced ENT & Allergy Center?
Research shows pollen counts rise as weather patterns change in Colorado, and counts are especially high during spring and summer. This means people with typically mild chronic allergies may suffer from more severe discomfort at different times of the year.
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Serving Allergy Patients in Denver and Beyond
6110 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fridays: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes early for your first visit so you can complete all required forms. What to bring with you:
- Medical insurance card
- Driver’s license or identification card
- Important medical records, including recent CAT scan films and, if necessary, your HMO/physician referral
If you are a new patient, we want to hear about any health problems, allergies, and medications you are taking. We also re-register returning patients every six months, or whenever complaints and personal information may change.
We are happy to accommodate any patient with their COVID concerns. Providers and staff will wear masks upon request, clean rooms between each visit, and regularly filter the air in our waiting room and exam rooms. Virtual appointments are also available for patients who would prefer remote care.
Get Rid of Your Allergies Today
We welcome you to our Denver metro area clinic in the beautiful Greenwood Village location; right off of Orchard Rd. and I-25. We are 10 minutes from Lone Tree and 20 minutes from Lakewood with patient parking available at the building. There are a variety of dining options within a mile of our office. You can also visit with a doctor online. We will take the time to understand the root of your complaints and how to best alleviate discomfort, and we will provide you with a custom treatment plan designed to improve your unique situation.
Call us at (303) 792-3242 to schedule your new patient appointment.
Frequently Asked Allergy Questions
Yes, seeing an allergist can help you find relief from irritating allergies so you can live your life without constantly feeling sick.
Allergists can diagnose and treat hay fever, food allergies and intolerances, eczema, psoriasis, asthma, and certain types of sinus and ear infections.
Immunologists are doctors who diagnose, treat and work to prevent immune system disorders. While an immunologist is an allergist, allergists are not always immunologists.
Tree pollen allergies are high in Colorado (and Denver in particular) during spring and summer.
At most, skin testing can cause very slight discomfort.
Some medications are known to cause drowsiness and should be avoided during attentive activities like driving.
We can test anyone over the age of three at our Denver office.
Both testing and treatments are generally covered by most insurance plans in Colorado.
A pollen count is the measurement of the number of grains of pollen in one cubic meter of air. High pollen counts can contribute to increased rates of allergic reaction.
Hypoallergenic is defined as relatively unlikely to cause a reaction.