ENT Allergy Clinic
Allergy Skin Testing
The ENT Allergy Clinic tests adults and children (ages 5 years and older) for up to 33 of the areas most common environmental and household allergens. This test includes both prick & intradermal (under the skin) methods. The allergens tested include: grasses, trees, weeds, dust mite, animal dander & molds.
Allergy shots are usually given weekly in the office for the 1st year, every other week for the 2nd year, and every 3 to 4 weeks thereafter. If taken consistently, shots take a total of 3 to 5 years of treatment to complete therapy. Symptom improvement may be seen as early as 3 months, but may take up to a year to achieve best results.
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
SLIT or allergy drops are a safe and effective alternative option to allergy shots. Daily doses of specially formulated allergy serum are placed under the tongue.
For patients who may be afraid of shots, or for those who have a busy schedule, SLIT provides the comfort of taking your allergy treatment AT HOME. It replaces allergy injections in the doctor's office.
This treatment is endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Sublingual immunotherapy is available to patients as an out-of-pocket expense, however, may be a less expensive option than shots.
Testing for Food Allergies
If there is a question about a possible food allergy, a blood test can be performed to determine food sensitivity. Most foods can be tested, but 95% of all food allergies are usually due to just a few foods.
Allergy Home Injection Demonstration:
By Appointment Only
7:30 - 4:30
7:30 - 4:30
Please CLICK on the following websites
for helpful allergy information:
Useful link to patient resources from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Allergy info & local pollen counts
Allergy info, links & local pollen counts
Info about pollen & mold counts. Indoor humidity meter under "Home & Family"
Info and links for those who suffer with food allergies
Dr. Christopher Tiu, Dr. Jeremy Tiu and the allergy nurses are active members of the AAOA (American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy).
Celebrating the 75th year of member service, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2400 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.
The ENT Allergy Clinic is located within our current office at: 176 Anthoni Ave., Wheeling, WV.
If you have any questions, please contact the office and ask to speak with the Allergy Clinic.
(304) 234-2060, Option 5