Allergy Treatments

Dr. Aminpour, Los Angeles Allergist

As a condition that affects over 50 million Americans, allergies are responsible for more visits to the doctor than any other condition. Why are allergies so prevalent in today’s society? A generation ago people suffering from allergies were uncommon. Today allergies are so common that learning how to administer a life saving anaphylactic shot is a job requirement for those working with children. If you're looking for one of the most qualified allergists Los Angeles can lay claim to, contact Dr. Aminpour today.

If you are experiencing allergic reactions and are looking for relief, allergy doctor Dr. Shervin Aminpour is a board-certified ENT in Los Angeles who specializes in allergy testing and treatment. There are many new treatments for allergies which can greatly improve the quality of life for allergy sufferers. Consulting a Los Angeles allergist familiar with this city's environmental factors is the first step to regaining freedom from allergy symptoms such as hay fever.

Why are 1 in 5 Americans Suffering from Allergies?

One theory is called the hygiene hypothesis. 200 years ago clean drinking water was not readily available, especially in urban areas. Water treatment of city water didn't begin until after 1820. The population was regularly exposed to bacteria and the body’s immune system was constantly strengthened by the necessity of fighting off cholera and typhoid bacteria among others.

Coming forward in time, medical science developed vaccinations, antibiotics, disinfectants and other tools to fight disease and while we are now highly protected from bacteria, we have suffered by throwing the immune system out of balance. We live in a relatively sterile world now spending much of our time indoors. We are not exposed to the vast array of bacteria that exist in the soil, plants and animals unless we live on a farm.

This theory is strengthened by the fact that people living on farms are far less likely to develop allergies. Another fact is that in developing countries, allergies are rare. The people in these areas are constantly exposed to many forms of bacteria which keeps their immune system in balance.

The immune system of Western populations is out of balance causing an exaggerated response to everyday environmental materials. Consulting a leading allergy doctor in Los Angeles allows sufferers to have their specific allergies identified and effectively treated. Dr. Aminpour is considered one of the best allergists in Los Angeles by his many grateful and relieved patients.

Allergy Symptoms

By definition, allergies are the abnormal response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as pollen, fur or peanuts. When the immune system reacts, the result is the symptoms we’ve come to associate with allergies; sneezing, itching and watery eyes.

Allergies are often associated with foods or seasonal changes. When weather warms up, trees, plants and grasses emit pollen into the air, which often triggers allergic reactions in people. Some people have allergies that last year-round as well, with reactions to plants, animals, food and more.

There are several ways in which patients can be exposed to allergens. Perhaps the most common is inhalation or skin exposure, and this can occur with pollen, ragweed or animal dander. Symptoms of this type of allergy include:

  • Watering and itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Feeling drained or ill
  • Hives or rashes

Food consumption can also cause allergic reactions. People are commonly allergic to foods such as peanuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. These allergies often result in:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Insect stings, such as from a bee or a wasp, can cause:

  • Swelling at the sting site
  • Redness
  • Pain

When these symptoms are observed, you should visit Los Angeles allergy doctor Shervin Aminpour. In severe situations, a patient can experience an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a very harsh allergic reaction that requires medical attention on an immediate basis. The most common causes of anaphylaxis are:

  • Drug allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Insect allergies, such as a bee sting

Anaphylaxis produces a number of severe symptoms, including:

  • Itching and hives all over the body
  • Shortness of breath or total inability to breathe
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Heart palpitations

A Top Allergist in Los Angeles

Dr. Aminpour is a board-certified ear, nose and throat doctor and is amongst the best allergists in Los Angeles. He offers among the most effective allergy treatment in the area, regularly providing his patients with total relief from their allergies. If you suffer from allergies, please give us a call to set an appointment.

About Allergies

Though there are still many questions about why allergies develop in the first place, there is information on what’s happening in your body when you have allergies.

The immune system is the body’s defense system — it fights off invading germs that get into your body. This defense system, composed of white blood cells, works 24 hours a day to keep you healthy.

When someone has allergies, the immune system and white blood cells see the invading germs as dangerous, even when they’re actually harmless. The pollen, animal dander or other substance enters into your body and your immune system immediately goes into action.

Once the substance enters your body, the body releases chemicals, called histamines, to fight the invader. The histamines cause your blood vessels to open up, allowing more blood to flow. Fluid containing more defensive chemicals now flows more easily from your bloodstream into individual cells. As this happens, the small blood vessels in your nose widen, causing fluids to leak into the surrounding tissues. This is where you get the runny nose, itching, watery eyes and other symptoms of nasal allergies.

Essentially your body successfully fights off substances that it deems dangerous, but it is a wasted effort because with allergies, the substances are usually harmless.

Patients of Dr. Aminpour call him the best allergist Los Angeles has available, because of his ability to provide total relief from the miseries brought on by allergies. He does this by treating the source of the allergy, not just treating the symptoms. This is vital for obtaining permanent relief.

Allergy Treatments

Allergy Therapy

Dr. Aminpour offers a unique form of allergy therapy known as immunotherapy. This involves administering extracts of known allergens, which actually alters the body’s reaction, giving the patient relief from the source of allergies.

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Balloon Sinuplasty

As a minimally invasive procedure offering permanent relief, balloon sinuplasty is a breakthrough in ENT technology. Dr. Aminpour is a certified balloon sinuplasty technician, and has helped countless patients through this short, outpatient procedure.

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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is a condition affecting up to 5% of the adult population. It can cause muffled hearing, pain in the ear, and other symptoms. Untreated, long term Eustachian tube dysfunction can have serious health consequences, including damage to the eardrum and middle ear.

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