Treatment for Allergies

While allergies cannot be fully cured, their complications can be managed with proper treatment.

  • Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy or allergy shots is a treatment method to gradually decrease your immune system’s response to particular allergens and control allergic symptoms over time. Immunotherapy is typically performed by injecting small amounts of specific substances (allergens) that trigger your allergic reactions. The aim of immunotherapy is to build up a tolerance to the allergens and slowly diminish these allergic symptoms.

    Alternatively, a non-injection method known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) may also be performed. This involves placing a tablet containing a mixture of several allergens under your tongue, allowing it to be slowly absorbed. SLIT is effective in alleviating allergic symptoms such as runny nose, congestion or eye irritation.

Our Specialists

Dr Chin Chao-Wu David

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr Eng Soh Ping Elliot

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr Leong Jern-Lin

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr Mark Hon Wah Ignatius

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr Valerie Tay Su-Lin

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr Huang Xinyong

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents

Insurance & Medisave Partners

Certain ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the procedure. For more information, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan, Integrated Shield Plan, or Medisave.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is an allergic reaction serious? When should I visit a doctor?

    While an allergic reaction is typically not fatal, it may result in further complications if left untreated. In rare and severe cases, an allergic reaction may result in anaphylaxis, a life-threatening medical emergency that can cause breathing difficulties and loss of consciousness.

    You should seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms worsen or persist for an extended period of time.

    What increases the risks of an allergic reaction?
    • Family history and genetics
    • Exposure to irritants such as tobacco smoke or exhaust fumes
    • Structural abnormalities in your nasal passage
    • Pre-existing asthma or other allergic conditions
    How to prevent an allergic reaction?
    • Avoid known triggers of your allergic reaction
    • Keep a diary to track what causes or worsens your allergic symptoms
    • Adopt good personal hygiene by washing or sanitising your hands frequently
    • Avoid smoking
    • Eat a well-balanced diet
    • Exercise regularly
    • Stay hydrated
    • Get adequate rest