Millions of people across the United States suffer from nasal allergies. Allergic Rhinitis occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes allergens like pollen, mold, and animal dander for more harmful substances such as bacteria. This over-response releases a substance called histamine into the bloodstream. Histamine is the primary cause of most allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, watery eyes, itchiness, and stuffy nose.
Dr. Phillip Saccogna is fellowship-trained and board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), and has years of experience identifying, testing for, and treating allergy symptoms. He provides comprehensive testing using both skin and blood tests in order to identify which substances a patient is allergic to. Treatment methods involve avoidance, medications, and immunotherapy (allergy shots).
Dr. Saccogna treats a broad range of ear, nose, and throat conditions in both children and adults. Services include:
- Hearing and Balance Disorders
- Allergy, Sinus, Nose, and Sleep Disorders
- Hearing Aids
- Head & Neck Surgery
- Facial Cosmetic Surgery