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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.

Why Do We Suffer From Nasal And Sinus Discomfort? The body's nasal and sinus membranes have similar responses to viruses, allergic insults, and common bacterial infections. Membranes become swollen and congested. This congestion causes pain and pressure; mucus production increases during inflammation, resulting in a drippy, runny nose. These secretions may thicken over time, may slow in their drainage, and

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Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation and congestion in the nose. There are two types: allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis. Allergic Rhinitis: This condition occurs when the body’s immune system over-responds to specific, non-infectious particles such as plant pollens, molds, dust mites, animal hair, industrial

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Not every headache is the consequence of sinus and nasal passage problems. For example, many patients visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist to seek treatment for a sinus headache and learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache. The confusion is common, a migraine can cause irritation of the trigeminal or fifth cranial nerve (with branches in the

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Testing is recommended, sinus imaging is not for hay fever By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the one in six Americans bothered by nasal allergies, new guidelines have been issued to help doctors diagnose and treat their sniffles and sneezes. The recommendations from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation spell

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Does your child have allergies? Allergies can cause many ear, nose, and throat symptoms in children, but allergies can be difficult to separate from other causes. Here are some clues that allergy may be affecting your child. Children with nasal allergies often have a history of other allergic tendencies (or atopy). These may include early food allergies or atopic dermatitis

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Mary Dorn, LPN, Allergy Nurse Education Moraine Park Technical College Professional Interests Mary has 25+ years of direct patient care in Otorhinolaryngology, along with extensive Pediatric and Family Practice nursing experience. She enjoys one-on-one patient interaction - conducting allergy testing, immunotherapy, along with sharing her knowledge on treatment and prevention. Mary is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic

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Sinusitis 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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MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the one in six Americans bothered by nasal allergies, new guidelines have been issued to help doctors diagnose and treat their sniffles and sneezes. The recommendations from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation spell out the do's and don'ts for treating what's formally known as "allergic rhinitis," and often

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What to do when that constant stuffiness isn't just a cold or allergy flareup 1% to 4% of the population suffers from congestion that is unrelated to colds and allergies. Environmental irritants like pollution and cigarette smoke can cause nasal polyps to form, which can cause a clogged-up feeling and diminished sense of smell. https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/nasal-polyps-constant-stuffiness-article-1.2064204

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Your ears…They are a complex system, sort of like a biological microphone. When you notice changes, it’s hard to tell which part of the ear its coming from. That’s why we’ve asked Cheryl Pucci , Nurse Practitioner with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin, to provide a simple summary of the parts of the ear to help you understand

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