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Sinus and Allergy Blog

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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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Millions of Americans suffer from sinus pain, often described as facial pain and pressure over their nose, under their eyes and into their cheeks. This leads to millions of visits to their primary care provider or urgent care, where they are often diagnosed with sinusitis and given antibiotics. But…what if they actually did not have a sinus infection? What if

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The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis. There are occasions when physician and patient find that the infections are recurrent and/or non-responsive to the medication. When this occurs, surgery to enlarge the openings that drain the sinuses is an option. A recommendation for sinus

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Dr. Prehn By Dr. Prehn Intranasal steroids, such as Nasocort and Flonase, are the mainstays for management of many nasal symptoms. However, there are conflicting opinions regarding their effects upon growth in children. A recent study tried to shed more light on the subject. In following over 200 children, the researchers did detect a very small impact upon the growth

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Dr. Prehn Most of our patients do not require surgery, as we strive to use more conservative methods of addressing their sinus issues such as comprehensive allergy management and sinus hygiene practice. But for those who fail conservative management, minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery is a viable option with success rates of around 85%. Sinus surgery has been shown in

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Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin is excited to announce Christopher M. Mjaanes, M.D. is joining our staff to lead our new Dr. Mjaanes has been certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional areas of interest and expertise are: Allergy – Children and Adults Food Allergy Testing Asthma –

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Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different from a cold or allergy? When does acute sinusitis become chronic? What treatments are available?   Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn’t go away? If so, there’s a good chance you actually had sinusitis. Experts estimate that 37 million people are afflicted

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Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different from a cold or allergy? When does acute sinusitis become chronic? What treatments are available? Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn’t go away? If so, there’s a good chance you actually had sinusitis. Experts estimate that 37 million people are afflicted with

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Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention Why does the body develop allergies? What are common allergens? When should a doctor be consulted? and more… Millions of Americans suffer from nasal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Often fragrant flowers are blamed for the uncomfortable symptoms, yet they are rarely the cause; their pollens are too heavy to be airborne. An

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Symptoms Of Sinusitis: symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more facial pressure or pain nasal discharge that is yellow or green post-nasal drip cough At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis: saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness, and help clear thick or crusty mucus humidification (moisturizing the air) of living spaces in dry climates will aid

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