Sinus & Allergy Care

Our practice provides quality care for nasal, sinus, and allergy concerns in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We’re your destination for personalized and effective solutions.

Do You Struggle with Allergies?

Over 50 million Americans struggle with allergies, and Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the worst regions in the country for anyone with nasal allergies. Symptoms of allergies can include nasal congestion, postnasal drip, a painful cough, itchy or teary eyes, and headaches.

If you have allergies, symptom relief is not only possible but life-changing.

"We are pleased that allergy treatments have made a vast improvement in our patients’ lives," says Dr. Barras, founder of Valley ENT. "Not only do our patients have symptomatic relief of nasal symptoms but they also see other improvements like more energy and a general feeling of wellness."

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Three Approaches to Allergy Treatment

There are three ways to approach allergy treatment. Which one are you choosing?

  1. Avoidance: Avoiding allergens is one way to manage symptoms. However, it's often impractical and difficult in daily life.
  2. Medications: Medications can offer symptom relief but they may also come with side effects and costs that impact individuals in different ways.
  3. Immunotherapy: immunotherapy is one of the only treatments that addresses the root cause of allergies – a hypersensitive immune system.

Allergy Drops: A Breakthrough in Allergy Treatment

Valley ENT Sinus & Allergy Center offers Allergy Drops or sublingual immunotherapy. For those seeking an alternative to traditional allergy shots, this innovative treatment offers a convenient and effective option.

How Allergy Drops Work

Administered under the tongue, allergy drops provide a safe and convenient way to address the underlying cause of allergies – a hypersensitive immune system. Unlike medications that may have side effects and can be costly, allergy drops offer a personalized approach with minimal inconvenience.

The Process

Initial in-office testing is conducted to determine the proper dosage, and periodic follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor results. This at-home immunotherapy option eliminates the need for weekly office visits, providing relief within a few weeks.

Are Allergy Drops Right for You?

Sublingual immunotherapy costs around $15 per week. The convenience of at-home administration makes it an ideal choice for many patients, including children who may prefer this needle-free option.

"We are excited about offering the option of allergy drops," says Dr. Clerico, our nasal and sinus specialist. "This treatment can safely improve our patient’s allergy symptoms and also saves you the weekly trip to the office for shots.”

What is Nasal Obstruction? Barriers to Easy Breathing

Nasal obstruction is a common condition that hinders the normal flow of air through the nasal passages, leading to difficulty breathing. At Valley ENT, we understand the impact nasal obstruction can have on your daily life, from nightly snoring to disrupted sleep and persistent fatigue.

Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction:

The symptoms of nasal obstruction can include:

Trouble breathing through the nose | Nasal congestion | Difficulty getting a good night’s sleep | Difficulty breathing during exercise

VivAer® Treatment for Lasting Relief

For those seeking a non-invasive and lasting solution, the VivAer treatment offers significant improvement in nasal breathing. This clinically proven procedure has shown a 97% success rate in providing lasting relief and enhancing the quality of life for countless individuals.

Am I a Candidate for VivAer® Treatment?

To determine candidacy, you can perform simple tests like Cottle's Maneuver. Place two fingertips on your cheeks, on each side of your nose, and gently press and pull outward to further open your nasal passage. If this maneuver helps you breathe better, you may be a candidate for VivAer treatment.

What is Chronic Rhinitis? Understanding Persistent Nasal Inflammation

Chronic rhinitis is an ongoing inflammation of the nasal tissues, resulting in bothersome symptoms such as a persistent runny nose, postnasal drip, nasal itching, congestion, coughing, and sneezing. Unlike seasonal allergies, chronic rhinitis may persist throughout the year.

Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis:

The symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis can include:

Itchy nose or nasal passages | Constant runny nose | Post-nasal drip | Ongoing nasal congestion

RhinAer® Treatment for Lasting Relief

Do these symptoms sound familiar? Until recently, your only treatment options were nasal sprays or medication. Now RhinAer treatment offers a non-invasive solution to manage symptoms of chronic rhinitis and provide relief.

Am I a Candidate for RhinAer® Treatment?

To determine candidacy for RhinAer treatment, we’ll evaluate your symptoms. If you have persistent symptoms that impact your quality of life, we may suggest RhinAer treatment.

Visit us for a Sinus and Allergy Evaluation

At Valley ENT, our commitment is to provide personalized solutions for your ear, nose, and throat health. Whether you are exploring allergy drops, seeking relief from nasal obstruction with VivAer, or addressing chronic rhinitis with RhinAer, our team is here to guide you on your journey to lasting well-being.

Expert Allergy and Sinus Care at Valley ENT

Understanding the significant impact of allergies and sinus issues, Valley ENT offers tailored solutions for lasting relief. Our approach combines precise diagnostics with personalized treatment plans. Dedicated to your comfort and well-being, we ensure you breathe easier and live better.
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