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Sinus and Allergy Blog

Looking for allergy and sinus care tips? Our doctors and staff share the latest developments in our blog.

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Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in America and is an excellent treatment for selected people who suffer from airway obstruction or chronic infections. The number one issue after surgery is throat pain. While our more modern methods of tonsil removal have made the post-operative pain more tolerable compared to years past, we still need to

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It is a question asked ever since the first passengers shared a long flight.  Can flying in an airplane lead to more colds and sinus infections?  While this is a hard question to answer in a scientific way, a group of researchers affiliated with John’s Hopkins University tried to look into the subject. In the largest study of its kind,

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Millions of Americans suffer from allergy problems. For some, the symptoms are mild and easily managed with an occasional antihistamine such as loratadine (Claritin) and or a steroid nasal spray. Nasal saline rinses are beneficial for many of these patients. But for some, medicines and sprays do not work, and they continue to suffer symptoms such as nasal congestions, itchy/watery

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Insight into the many causes of nasal congestion What are the causes of nasal congestion? Are there any risks when treating congestion? Where can I find out more? Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or obstruction to nasal breathing is one of the oldest and most common human complaints. For some, it may only be a nuisance; for others, nasal congestion can be

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More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older, 14.1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13.5 percent. Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A sense of nasal obstruction Nasal crusting Vague facial

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Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until late in the teen years. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms of sinusitis can be caused by other problems, such as viral illness and allergy. How Do I Know when

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Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an especially common chronic nasal problem in adolescents and young adults. Allergies to inhalants like pollen, dust, and animal dander begin to cause sinus and nasal symptoms in early childhood. Infants and young children are especially susceptible to allergic sensitivity to foods and indoor allergens. What causes allergic rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis typically results from two

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It is important that patients understand their access to allergen immunotherapy is at great risk under the USP’s proposed changes to Chapter 797. To spread the word and allow patients to voice their concern to USP, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology (AAAAI) has set up an online petition that patients can sign. The petition is available at: https://www.change.org/p/united-states-pharmacopeia-save-patient-access-to-allergy-shots

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Every day, those of us in health care see patients who think, or were told, they have a Penicillin allergy. Once your chart has Penicillin listed as an allergy, it takes an act of congress to have it removed. It is set in stone. Most people who are told they have a penicillin allergy simply accept this as a fact

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