In medical terms, an allergy is an abnormal sensitivity or an exaggerated reaction of the immune system to a substance, that in the general, apparently, causes no symptoms at all. However, the substance that mainly triggers the allergy is known as an allergen. Some examples of allergens include plant pollen, puppy dander, insect venom, dust, mould, foods, drugs, etc. The most common conditions related to ENT allergies are sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, and drainage which are called allergic rhinitis, or more typically, hay fever. Besides, eye itching and swelling are referred to as allergic conjunctivitis in medical terms. However, allergies, eczema, and hives can also be some conditions related to ENT allergic reactions. At ENT and Head Neck Care, we provide complete quality ENT Allergy Care with the aid of the medical expertise of our highly experienced ENT specialists in Kolkata

The symptoms of ENT allergies

Ear Allergy:

People with severe ear allergies often have symptoms like :

  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Ear fluids
  • Clogged ears
  • Loss of hearing
  • Pain in the ears
  • A constant feeling of pressure on the ears
  • Swollen ears

Nose Allergy

The most common symptoms of nose allergies are as follows:

  • Having an itchy nose all the time
  • Frequent sneezing
  • Recurrent coughs
  • The roof of the mouth is itchy
  • Red and watery nose
  • Blocked nose
  • Difficult breathing

Throat allergy

The most known symptoms of throat allergies include:

  • Acute sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dry throat
  • Swollen or redness in the throat
  • Coughing every now and then
  • Scratching feeling in the throat
  • Throat infections

Make an appointment with us if you observe any of the symptoms of ENT allergies. Here, you will get quality ENT allergy care from our highly professional ENT specialist in Kolkata.

FAQs about ENT allergies


1. When do allergies begin?

Usually, allergies occur when a person with allergic tendencies is repeatedly exposed to the substance in his or her environment or his or her everyday diet. However, it is estimated that at least 20% of the population is likely to develop some kind of allergy. Let us inform you that there is no standard way for an allergy to begin, and the onset may be sudden or sometimes, gradual. Even the major symptoms of allergies may develop after unusual stress on the immune system such as following a severe viral infection.

2. Should I visit an ENT specialist in Kolkata to treat my allergies?

If the symptoms of your allergies are pretty mild, perhaps you are not too bothered by them and can handle them on your own. But if you feel like you are always dealing with the allergy symptoms that irritate you and do not fade away on their own, then it is high time to see an experienced ENT specialist in Kolkata.

3. What can an ENT specialist do to treat allergies?

Instead of opting for a regular general physician, an ENT specialist in Kolkata specializes in treating problems that affect the ears, nose, and throat. At our ENT and Head Neck Care, the ENT specialists recommend a number of allergy tests to confirm what type of allergies you have. After that, our experts offer a wide range of treatments depending on the type and severity of your allergies.

4. How are ENT allergies diagnosed?

Diagnosing ENT allergies is done by evaluating the major symptoms and performing a full physical examination. However, the diagnosis of ENT allergies highly depends on the area (ear/nose/throat) where the allergies have been prominent.

5. How can ENT allergies be prevented?

The most effective way to prevent ENT allergies is simply to avoid exposure to allergens but we know that it is not always possible. For outdoor allergies, remaining indoors as much as possible during certain allergic seasons may prevent it productively. This is because allergens often enter the body through the eyes. So, wraparound sunglasses may also prove to be helpful when it comes to preventing ENT allergies.