Nilesh Patel, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors & Otolaryngology located in Midtown, New York, NY
As a leading ear, nose & throat doctor in the New York City metro area, Dr. Patel helps patients resolve the symptoms of sinus and allergy issues, and provides advanced treatments when necessary to help prevent symptoms from recurring.
Allergy Q & A
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis is a condition that results from allergies to dust, mold, pollen, dander, pollution and other triggers, causing symptoms like runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing and coughing.
How is allergic rhinitis treated?
Symptoms can usually be treated with nasal sprays or oral medications, but to help avoid recurrence, the cause of your allergy – the trigger – needs to be identified. In some cases, causes can be determined from information you provide about how and when symptoms first appeared. But in other cases, you may need skin testing or even blood work to zero-in on the culprit. Once the cause is identified, allergy shots may help you develop an immunity to avoid developing symptoms in the future.
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See some of our patient reviews about diagnosing and treating allergies below.
"Last year I started suffering from some type of allergy (or god knows what), and suddenly, I was no longer able to sleep a full night of sleep... I would wake up every 3 hours... this was killing me... I went to my PCP, who referred me to a Cardiovascular Doctor for a sleeping test, who referred me to Dr. Patel.... After I visited him, and with a very quick analysis and medication, my life went back to normal.... I was very very grateful for having Dr Patel helping getting normal sleep again. Apart from the treatment, Dr Patel treated me as person, with lots of attention and good interaction that you don't see in most doctors.... He is really friendly, respectful, and his communication is clear and he leaves room for doubts and answers them all. I recommend him. His team was also very helpful when dealing with minor billing issues over the phone." -M.B. (Google)