SUNNY SKIES AND IDEAL TEMPERATURES MEAN IT’S
THE PERFECT TIME TO HEAD OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THE HOUSTON WEATHER. BUT IF YOU’RE LIKE ONE OF MORE THAN 50 MILLION
AMERICANS THAT SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES, A TRIP TO THE PARK CAN LEAD TO A RUNNY NOSE, SNEEZING,
CONGESTION AND ITCHY EYES. SEASONAL ALLERGIES FROM THINGS LIKE POLLEN,
MOLD AND WEEDS CAN OFTEN INTERFERE WITH YOUR DAILY LIFE AND KEEP YOU STUCK INDOORS. ADD IN YEAR-ROUND ALLERGIES THAT ARE OFTEN
INSIDE YOUR HOME LIKE DUST MITES, PET DANDER OR COCKROACH DUST AND LIFE CAN BE PRETTY MISERABLE.
THE DOCTORS AT TEXAS EAR NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALISTS UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION.
Dr. Cordes “It’s actually very frustrating. The patient feels bad. They think they are
sick, they can’t concentrate at work, they can’t remember things, they can’t breathe
through their nose, they have trouble sleeping at night, they may be up coughing at night.
They just don’t’ really get relief. “ OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS LIKE ANTIHISTAMINES
OR NASAL SPRAYS MAY HELP YOU FEEL BETTER, BUT THEY don’t treat the cause of your allergies.
Dr. Johnson “So many over the over-the-counter medication and even prescription medications
are designed to treat the symptoms of allergies, designed to treat the itchy water eyes, the
sneezing, the runny nose. What immunotherapy, allergy shots and sublingual therapy do, they
are really trying to Treat the cause.” THE DOCTORS AT TEXAS E-N-T SPECIALISTS CAN
HELP YOU TREAT THE CAUSE OF YOUR SYMPTOMS AND EVENTUALLY OVERCOME YOUR ALLERGIES. THE
PRACTICE HAS A PROGRAM DEDICATED TO AIRBORNE ALLERGIES OFFERING CONVIENENT ALLERGY TESTING
AND IMMUNOTHERAPY. Dr. Chimenti Instead of having to see an allergist
for the allergic component, a pulmonologist for their reactive airway component and then
an ENT doctor for the sinus component,We can achieve all that for our patients here, again,
one location, one practice, one physician and our patients benefit from that tremendously.” THE TWO MAIN TYPES OF ALLERGY TREATMENT, ALSO
CALLED IMMUNOTHERAPY, ARE SHOTS AND SUBLINGUAL DROPS. BOTH ACHIEVE THE SAME GOALS – REDUCING
OR ELIMINATING YOUR ALLERGIES BY DE-SENSITIZING YOU TO THE ALLERGEN.
THE SHOTS AND DROPS ARE ADMINISTERED VERY DIFFERENTLY. TRADITIONAL SHOTS REQUIRE YOU TO COME INTO
A TEXAS ENT SPECIALISTS’ OFFICE ONCE A WEEK FOR AN INJECTION GIVEN IN THE THE ARM.. SUBLINGUAL DROPS ARE DROPS YOU PLACE UNDER
YOUR TONGUE ONE TO THREE TIMES DAY. YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME, SCHOOL OR WORK WHICH ELIMATES
THE WEEKLY TRIP TO THE DOCTOR. Dr. Chimenti “I think a lot of people are
happy to hear about this because I think it’s sometimes a much more convenient way to do
get desentized and receive the immunotherapy.” TEXAS ENT SPECIALISTS’ PATIENT RUBY SANDERS
AGREES. SHE’S BEEN BATTLING ALLERGIES SINCE SHE WAS A TEENAGER. SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T
WANT TO TAKE SHOTS BECAUSE THEY REQUIRED TOO MANY TRIPS TO THE DOCTOR. ALLERGY DROPS ARE
THE PERFECT SOLUTION. “I didn’t want to come weekly to some
doctor and I can take the drops with me on a trip and I can do the drops everyday and
I’m not, I don’t’ have to be at a certain place at a certain time each week.” RUBY CAME TO TEXAS ENT SPECIALISTS FRUSTRATED
BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD RECEIVED ALLERGY TREATMENTS IN THE PAST FROM OTHER ALLERGY
PRACTICES, HER SYMPTOMS HAD NOT GONE AWAY. IT’S A COMMON COMPLAINT, BUT ONE THAT THESE
DOCTORS CAN SOLVE. JUST LIKE WITH RUBY, BEFORE DECIDING ON THE
RIGHT TREATMENT PLAN FOR YOU, A TEXAS ENT SPECIALISTS’ DOCTOR WILL GIVE YOU A PHYSICAL
EXAM, REVIEW YOUR FAMILY HISTORY AND DISCUSS YOUR SYMPTOMS.
“I think they are concerned with listening to you and that’s probably why I chose them
because I like that doctors listened to how I feel and they are concerned with how I feel
and they want to do something to make me feel better.” IF THE DOCTOR FEELS LIKE ALLERGIES COULD BE
THE ROOT OF YOUR PROBLEM, ALLERGY TESTING WILL BE DONE.
Dr. Cordes “Allergy testing is actually a very simple test. You make an appointment,
come and basically you have pricks on both forearms of the things you could possibly
be allergic to in the Houston area. Based on those results, we are able to tell what
you are allergic to and how allergic you are. The test is very easy, typically painless
and we just use the arms.” YOUR DOCTOR WILL THEN GO OVER THE RESULTS
AND TOGETHER YOU’LL MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT TREATMENT OPTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU. Dr. Cordes “Here at Texas ENT Specialists,
we actually have had patients that have tried allergy shots somewhere else and didn’t
get better whether it was 5 years ago or 2 years ago and with my patients, I’ve actually
seen quite an improvement after we re-tested them and started them on our drops or our
shots and they are actually getting better.:” ALLERGY SHOTS OR DROPS ARE INDIVIDUALIZED
TO EACH PATIENT’S SPECIFIC REACTION TO ALLERGINS. EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST BE TREATED WITH THEIR
OWN PERSONAL DOSAGE MIX. Chimenti “If you look at (100 patients that
have allergies) – edit this bite – you are probably not going to find 2 patients
that have the allergies to the exact things to the exact degree.” PLUS, YOUR ALLERGIES CAN CHANGE. MAYBE YOU
DIDN’T HAVE THEM AS A child, BUT NOW AS AN ADULT YOU DO. YOU MAY HAVE DEVELOPED ALLERGIES
AFTER MOVING TO A NEW REGION WHERE THE POLLENS ARE DIFFERENT.
Chimenti “It’s a moving target is basically what it is. Your immune system is constantly
changing, what you are being exposed to is constantly changing and so where you are in
one point in time is not where you are going to be.”
so, that’s why this is something that you have to re-access on an on-going basis.”
11:20:48 AFTER JUST 9 WEEKS OF BEING ON DROPS SHE RECEIVED
FROM TEXAS ENT SPECIALISTS, RUBY SAW IMPROVEMENT. THE PRACTICE FOLLOWS A STRICT MEDICAL PROTOCOL
THAT RAMPS UP TREATMENT QUICKly ALLOWING FASTER SYMPTOM RELIEF FOR PATIENTS. “Texas ENT gave me hope and it has proven
to be very helpful and my life is better. I have better quality of life.”
Dr. Johnson “Our primary purpose and goal of our allergy program is really to provide
our patient with a total solution.” RELIEF IS HERE!! DON’T WAIT, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
AT ONE OF OUR MANY CONVENIENT NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS TODAY.