Do you suffer from seasonal allergies or sensitivities to food, medicine, pet dander or mold spores? An allergy is a reaction of your immune system, your body’s defense system that fights germs. In allergic reactions, however, your immune system overreacts to allergens by releasing chemicals that cause allergy symptoms. If you have been suffering from these systems, you may need an immunology visit at Crisp Regional.

Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists
910 North 5th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-4623


Causes

Allergies affect nearly 20% of Americans and are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Both genes and environment can play a role. Common allergens include:

  • Pollen (grasses, weeds, trees)
  • Dust
  • Foods
  • Insect stings
  • Animal dander
  • Mold
  • Medications
  • Latex


Symptoms

Allergic reactions range from minor to serious or severe and typically trigger symptoms that include a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes and skin, rashes or swelling. Some may also suffer wheezing or symptoms of asthma. The most serious reactions can cause anaphylaxis, a severe condition that can be life threatening and requires immediate medical treatment, including an injection of epinephrine and/or a trip to the emergency room. Foods, insect stings, medications and latex are the most common causes of anaphylaxis.
woman with allergies


Diagnosis and Treatment

Accurate diagnosis and successful management of allergies is essential. At Crisp Regional, an otolaryngologist, Dr. Lois March,  specializing in diseases of the ears, nose and throat is available to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe treatment and a management plan to help you feel better. We offer comprehensive treatment for children and adults for allergy-related conditions — including asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, medication allergies, primary immune deficiency, sinusitis, stinging insect allergy and other allergic responses. Treatments include relief therapy, desensitization and allergy shots.
parents talking to a young boy about immunology

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Meet our Team

Lois March, MD

Lois March, MD

Otolaryngology
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist
910 North 5th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-4623 Dr. March received her medical degree at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk and served an internship and residency at U.S. Naval hospitals. Dr. March is not only very knowledgeable but also thorough and caring. She spends time with patients, listens to their concerns and works with other specialists as needed to provide the best possible care for patients.