Allergies services offered in Brooklyn and Rego Park, Queens, NY

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are the most common diseases in adults. Raj Bhayani, MD, and his team at the New York Institute of Otolaryngology and Aesthetic Surgery offer the most up-to-date treatments for combating your allergy symptoms. With two convenient locations in Bensonhurst and Rego Park, New York, the team helps you finally overcome your chronic allergies. To make an appointment with Dr. Bhayani, call one of the offices today, or book a consultation on the website.

Allergies Q&A

What are common allergies?

Allergies happen when your body reacts to certain substances that it recognizes as foreign. Your immune system then creates antibodies to that substance because it thinks it’s harmful, even though it isn’t.


There are several different allergens that your body may react to, with some of the most common being:


  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Dust mites
  • Latex
  • Animal dander
  • Insect stings
  • Certain foods


Foods such as nuts, shellfish, soy, and wheat are common food allergens that you may react to. The symptoms of these allergies vary from mild, severe, or even life-threatening.

What are allergy symptoms?

The symptoms you experience with allergies are dependent on how severe your immune system reacts to that specific allergen. Each type of allergen has specific symptoms, some of which include:


  • Sneezing
  • Watery, red eyes
  • Hives
  • Swelling in your throat or lips
  • Itching
  • Rash


Anaphylaxis is a possibly life-threatening symptom of severe allergies. It’s a severe and life-threatening reaction that causes your body to go into shock. It displays symptoms of shortness of breath, low blood pressure, and loss of consciousness.


Dr. Bhayani takes your symptoms into account when diagnosing specific allergies. He also orders allergy testing to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. This helps him create a customized treatment plan tailored to you.

What’s the treatment for allergies?

Dr. Bhayani takes a comprehensive approach when determining a treatment regimen for your allergy symptoms. Avoiding the allergen is the first step in successful treatment, but that isn’t always successful.


Antihistamines and nasal decongestants are medications that Dr. Bhayani suggests for certain types of allergies. These help to calm the symptoms when you can’t completely avoid your allergen.


Immunotherapy is another option when medications haven’t completely cleared your symptoms. This treatment works by injecting allergens into your body over the course of a few years to allow your immune system to get used to it.


Emergency epinephrine is prescribed if you’ve had an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen in the past. Epinephrine comes as an injection that keeps your body from going into shock from your allergy.


If you need expert care for your allergy symptoms, call one of the offices in New York today, or book a consultation with Dr. Bhayani on the website.