SINO-NASAL AND ALLERGY
Nasal and sinus issues are the most common chronic medical condition in America today. This disorder of the upper airway affects over 30 million Americans and can lead to debilitating pain and a decline in the quality of life. The development of the Advanced ENT practice grew out of the recognition that patients in southern New Jersey suffer from sinus and allergy problems more than most. To effectively tackle the complex problems we see on a daily basis, a comprehensive approach is needed. Our approach is state of the art, focusing on both non-surgical and when necessary, surgical solutions.
ALLERGY CENTER SOUTH JERSEY
At Advanced ENT we have the largest and most experienced Otolaryngic allergy center in South Jersey. Our physicians have a long history of treating allergies and allergic diseases.
We treat both adults and children over 12 years of age. Our physicians and clinicians at Advanced ENT make patient care our top priority. Our goal is to make the patient experience as pleasant as possible and address the needed symptom relief. We encourage patients who have questions concerning allergies and treatment to please contact our office and one of our experienced allergy technicians will address the question or concern.
The first line of therapy for allergies is avoidance. Knowing what activates allergies through testing allows allergy sufferers to avoid being exposed to harmful triggers. Advanced ENT helps its patients by giving them knowledge on what to avoid to keep their allergies in check.
Immunotherapy is one of the only scientifically proven methods to control allergies in the long-term. Ideal for those who cannot avoid allergic triggers and have problems managing their allergies or do not like feeling “medicated”.
Sublingual therapy is a convenient way of administering immunotherapy. Drops are placed under the tongue once a day at home by the patient.
Allergy shots are a once-a-week injection given at any of nine (9) conveniently located offices.
Allergy tablets are a great alternative to allergy shots. Patients take a once-a-day tablet that dissolves quickly under the tongue. The tablets can help with the most common allergies (from grass and ragweed).
INHALANTS AND ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Allergies or Allergic Rhinitis is a disorder that occurs when the body detects foreign substances called allergens. Allergies occur because the body’s defense system mistakes harmless allergens for something potentially harmful. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis occur when a substance called histamine is released into the blood. The histamine causes the most common symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat and a stuffy nose. Other less common symptoms a patient might experience include chronic sinusitis, dizziness, ear problems, rashes, hives and stomach problems.
Food allergy is a progressive disease that builds on itself. An allergic individual becomes progressively worse until their symptoms become severe enough to seek medical treatment.
Fungus lives on our skin naturally. A break in the skin can allow the fungus to enter the body, resulting in an infection. This infection can cause a variety of symptoms, including rashes and gastrointestinal problems.
NASAL, SINUS AND ALLERGY CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Some of the more common nasal, sinus and allergy problems are listed below. Please click on the links to learn more. For more information about any of these disorders and conditions or for questions about a condition not listed here, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
ANTHONY CULTRARA, MD
Dr. Anthony Cultrara is a graduate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). He completed his General Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery training at the State University of New York Health Science Center, College of Medicine in Brooklyn. After residency, he pursued advanced specialization in voice disorders completing a laryngology fellowship at The New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders in Manhattan.