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  • Allergies | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Asthmatic Patient Overcome Your Allergies Sinus Sinusitis New Treatment for Sinusitis Sinus Sinusitis Balloon Sinuplasty Latest Technique in Sinus Treatment Ear Hearing Causes of hearing loss Hearing Aid Structure of the ear Noise Induced Deafness EAR WAX Children ENT Common Ear Nose Throat Problems in Children General Information NOSE BLEEDS Nose Cancer Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Allergies Children s Allergies Allergy Chinese Allergy Basics Understanding Allergies A Cure for Allergies Experience of an Asthmatic Patient Overcome Your Allergies Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia the Former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Federated States of Moldova Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern

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  • A Cure for Allergies | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    rhinitis asthma eczema and the more serious anaphylactic reactions they are all related They are inhibiting annoying or worse he explains The truth is that the best course of action is avoidance change your environment to keep away from whatever it is that affects you Unfortunately that is not always practical Next best try medical alternatives such as steroids or anti histamines which mask the symptoms but don t address the cause In some cases patients find enough relief with symptomatic treatment Then consider options for a cure Allergy shots have been used regularly in the United States for many years but have not become commonplace in Europe and Asia for two reasons early issues with anaphylactic shock reactions during testing and individual commitment Not enough patients were willing to commit to a weekly visit to the doctor s office for two years which is what the full course of treatment required The new treatment that Dr Pang recommends is Sublingual Immunotherapy SLIT SLIT has tested well in extremely well in Europe in the cure of allergy to dust mite and pollens two of the most endemic allergens affecting up to 30 percent of people of all races Further local testing has been done on dust mite which is particularly problematic in the tropics final results on long term effectiveness will be released next year Early indications are that the cure rate for confirmed dust mite allergic patients is as high as 80 Like other immunity driven medication SLIT works by training the body to react differently to an allergen by exposing it to the allergen in minute quantities Droplets of allergen specific fluid are placed under the tongue and held there for two minutes This part of the mouth has many blood vessels so the droplets are absorbed readily into the bloodstream in much the same way that they would enter the body via an immunisation The difference is that the treatment is pain free and administered at home Improvement is usually evident after three months but full benefit is derived after the drops are used for twelve to eighteen months Different allergens need to be treated separately as the therapy depends on developing immunity to a particular one SLIT is suitable for any person capable of holding the drops under their tongue for the required time and willing to commit to long term treatment excluding pregnant women and those with a compromised immunity system Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the

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  • Basic Allergy | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Eyses Allergic Asthma Lungs Food Allergies Drug Allergies Skin Allergies Of these the most common are those involving the respiratory system such as allergic rhinitis and asthma What are the allergens Causes involved in allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma In this part of the world house dust mites and pets Cats and Dogs are the most common allergens How does allergy affects our quality of life For those of us who suffers from allergies we can be miserable during the time when allergies affect us We can be lethargic unable to concentrate and generally feels lousy Studies have shown that allergies can affect the ability of children to perform they are not managed This is especially crucial in a competitive environment like Singapore How do we diagnose allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma For allergies to be appropriately treated and controlled it is important that the specific allergen s causing the allergic symptoms be identified The first step is a detailed history and physical examination to confirm the symptoms of allergy The methods of determining the incriminated allergen include using skin tests and blood tests I am allergic to house dust mite What can I do Avoidance If there is no exposure there will be no allergies This is ideal however we cannot avoid dust mite completely no matter how hard we try By keeping our house clean regularly changing bed sheets and covers we can minimize the exposure and hence symptoms If despite these measures we are still symptomatic medication may be needed Medication Antihistamine This blocks the reaction of histamine bring about relieve of symptoms Steroid Nasal Sprays Inhalers This suppress the allergic response Oral Steriods Oral steroids is used in more severe allergies but long term use has significant side effects Antileucotrienes This is helps in lowering the allergic response Saline nasal wash Saline sprays such as sterimar helps to remove the allergens from the nose and clear obstructing mucus This can be an adjunct to the other medication Is there a cure for allergies Medication as those listed above only blocks the symptoms of allergies but does not affect the underlying reaction Allergen immunotherapy consists of administration of gradually increasing quantities of an allergen extract to a patient who has been proven to be allergic and to develop symptoms due to that particular allergen As it targets the root cause immunotherapy can alter the natural course of allergy The administration of the immunotherapy can be by injection or by drops Sublingual Immunotherapy under the tongue These have proved to be effective in allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma Allergies can be managed and even cured We need not live under the shadows of allergies What is important is that we recognize the symptoms and take appropriate actions For more information please visit www ENTDoctor com sg This article was published in EzyHealth August 2008 Dr YT PANG Senior Ear Nose Throat Allergy Consultant Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring www ENTDoctor com sg Book an appointment with

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  • Children’s Allergies | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    child will have a higher risk of developing allergic symptoms Food and exposure to dust mites pets dander the dry skin and saliva that remains on the pet after it licks itself and pollens can also trigger allergy It is important to try and identify the source of the allergy A skin or blood test can help us identify the source of the allergy Once it s identified management of the allergy includes Avoidance If one is allergic to food for example seafood then abstinence from that food will prevent symptoms from occurring If the allergens are dust mites pet danders or pollens then environmental avoidance will help decrease symptoms Medications If avoidance cannot eliminate the symptoms or is impractical then medications can help minimise symptoms Common medications include antihistamines nasal sprays asthma medications steroid creams and oral steroids Medications however control the symptoms but do not cure the allergy Immunotherapy Immunotherapy a targeted treatment for boosting the immunity against specific allergens can reduce or eliminate the allergic symptoms This works like a vaccine and over a period of time the individual develops a protection against the allergens This is effective against environmental allergens such as dust mites pet danders and pollens It is effective in allergies of the nose eyes allergic asthma and some eczema Preventing Food Allergies in Your Child Food allergies can be mild like eczema to life threatening allergic reactions To decrease the chances of developing a food allergy it is recommended that babies are breast fed for four to six months If this is not possible then use a hypoallergenic milk formula For weaning use single ingredient infant foods and introduce one at a time This allows the caregiver or parent to identify problem food Certain foods that are known to cause allergies such as cow s milk soy egg fish shellfish peanuts and tree nuts are best avoided till the child is one year old Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation is not effective in minimising the child s development of allergies Preventing Environmental Allergies and Asthma Dust mites Pets Reducing exposure in early life may delay or prevent the development of allergies and asthma symptoms Keeping the environment clean using high efficiency particulate absorbing HEPA type air filters removing carpets and stuffed toys from your kid s room can help lower exposure and symptoms Pets should not be allowed in the child s room Reduce exposure to tobacco smoke If your child is frequently sick do consider that an allergy may be one of the underlying causes Consult a doctor that has an interest in allergies such as an Ear Nose and Throat ENT specialist or paediatrician to further assess your child Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh

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  • Experience of an Asthmatic Patient | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    asthma due to my allergies to dust mites in particular It was my great fortune to come across a newspaper article on your expertise in treating allergies using immunotherapy Being an avid sports person prior to receiving treatment my asthma attacks prevented me from jogging as I was coughing so much I couldn t even get proper sleep for 6 months due to my asthma My protracted use of inhalers and medication was making me so frustrated and I wasn t even getting better Now into the 2nd month of your treatment I want to sincerely and deeply thank you for giving the chance to live a normal life again as I m already seeing so much improvement The results are amazing I hope people suffering from allergy attacks can receive your treatment because no one should have to suffer these attacks when one can be immunised Best regards JL Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City

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  • Experience of an Asthmatic Patient | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    asthma due to my allergies to dust mites in particular It was my great fortune to come across a newspaper article on your expertise in treating allergies using immunotherapy Being an avid sports person prior to receiving treatment my asthma attacks prevented me from jogging as I was coughing so much I couldn t even get proper sleep for 6 months due to my asthma My protracted use of inhalers and medication was making me so frustrated and I wasn t even getting better Now into the 2nd month of your treatment I want to sincerely and deeply thank you for giving the chance to live a normal life again as I m already seeing so much improvement The results are amazing I hope people suffering from allergy attacks can receive your treatment because no one should have to suffer these attacks when one can be immunised Best regards JL Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City

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  • Overcome Your Allergies | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    mite can trigger allergy in the eyes nose lungs asthma and skin After confirming dust mite allergy one can reduce the exposure by changing the environment If this is not sufficient then medication such as antihistamine and nasal spray will help Newer generation of these medications have much less side effects than older ones The medication provides a good control of the symptoms However the problem can recur after cessation of medication Now with the use of immunotherapy SLIT we can target the cause of the allergy ie the dust mite Given as drops under the tongue this acts like a vaccine protecting your body against the dust mite Studies have shown long term relief of up to 10 years even after stopping the SLIT With accurate diagnosis and appropriate management one need not surrender or suffer the effects of allergies Snoring More than a Social Nuisance Snoring is part and parcel of sleeping While one may deny it snoring happens in every individual While snoring is not abnormal loud snoring may indicate a more sinister underlying medical problem Snoring when associated with apnoea is linked to high blood pressure heart problems diabetes and strokes When apnoea stop breathing takes place repeatedly during sleep the oxygen in our body drops This deprivation results in effects on the brain and heart The resulting symptoms are tiredness in the day lack of concentration increase blood pressure frequent toilet visits during sleep periodic limb movements amongst others In the US those with severe sleep apnoea has been linked with an increase mortality of 30 when followed up over 9 years By making an early diagnosis one can modify the long term outcomes A consultation with an ear Nose Throat doctor will determine the cause of your snoring Some of the causes can be managed medically such as allergies and sinusitis Endoscopy of the nose and throat is performed in the clinic to determine the structure of the upper airways and the possible potential area If needed a home based sleep study will be organized The latest sleep studies equipment are comfortable and easy to use In recent years newer minimally invasive techniques such as Radiofrequency treatment to the nose palate tongue Pillar implant Palate reshaping under local anesthesia in clinic has brought relief to patients with snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea In individuals with more severe apnoea surgical intervention may be necessary For some CPAP machines can also bring about relief Snoring may not be as benign or just a nuisance as it sounds If severe do encourage your spouse or bed partners to have an evaluation and treatment to avert medical complications in future Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin

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  • Sinus Sinusitis | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    an Asthmatic Patient Overcome Your Allergies Sinus Sinusitis New Treatment for Sinusitis Sinus Sinusitis Balloon Sinuplasty Latest Technique in Sinus Treatment Ear Hearing Causes of hearing loss Hearing Aid Structure of the ear Noise Induced Deafness EAR WAX Children ENT Common Ear Nose Throat Problems in Children General Information NOSE BLEEDS Nose Cancer Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Sinus Sinusitis Sinus Sinusitis Balloon Sinuplasty Latest Technique in Sinus Infection Treatment New Treatment for Sinusitis LUMA Balloon Sinuplasty Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia the Former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Federated States of Moldova Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands

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