Allergy Services at the Sleep Institute of New England

Allergy and Asthma Services

Skin Testing at the Sleep Institute of New England

The Sleep Institute of New England recognizes allergy and asthma symptoms can occur day or night.  People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for developing asthma and allergies1.  There is a high prevalence of allergies in children who have snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (approximately 50%)2.

Allergic rhinitis is the most common cause of rhinitis (runny nose).  It is a very common problem, affecting approximately 20% of the population.  Treatment of allergic rhinitis (allergies) begins with a diagnosis of allergies.  Due to the prevalence of sleep problems among allergic rhinitis patients, questions about sleep and daytime sleepiness should be a part of a medical examination when evaluating for allergies and asthma.

The Sleep Institute of New England offers allergy services, which include:

  • Comprehensive consultation
  • Allergy skin testing
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Detailed allergy and asthma education
  • Personalized follow up care

Contact us or call us at (603) 347-8810 or toll free at (866) 550-SINE (7653) to schedule an appointment if you have problems with:

  • Rhinitis (runny nose)
  • Sneezing
  • Hayfever
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Poor sleep

 

1Respiration. 2004 Mar-Apr;71(2):138-43. Increased prevalence of perennial allergic rhinitis in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Canova CR, Downs SH, Knoblauch A, Andersson M, Tamm M, Leuppi JD.

2Chest. 1997 Jan;111(1):170-3. High prevalence of allergic sensitization in children with habitual snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.McColley SA, Carroll JL, Curtis S, Loughlin GM, Sampson HA.