Sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, headaches, and congestion are just a few of the symptoms that allergy sufferers experience. Most people will experience some allergy symptoms at least a few times in their life, but many suffer from allergies chronically. More often than not, if these symptoms are persistent and just won’t go away, you may more likely have chronic sinusitis or nasal allergies. And you’re not alone.
When it comes to allergies in North Texas, most people can agree on the special kind of misery that falls upon allergy sufferers. Because last winter season was relatively mild and there has been an increase in the amount of high winds we have been feeling, not only do our allergens spread, but North Texas acts as a vortex for allergens outside of our region. The cedar from Central Texas and the pollen from Eastern Texas is carried by the wind into North Texas and mixes with our already high allergens, such as mold, dander, and ragweed. This combination has made things worse for allergy sufferers.
Fortunately, you don’t have to continue suffering from allergies. When allergies and irritated sinus symptoms first begin, treatments that should be explored include over-the-counter allergy and pain relievers and nasal spray.
However after 12 weeks, if there is not relief, one of Pine Creek Medical Center’s ENT specialists would love to see you and offer treatment options so that you can finally feel better. An Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician specializes in assisting patients with nasal allergies and chronic sinusitis. A few treatment options include Balloon Sinuplasty, which is an outpatient procedure used to expand and open any blocked or swollen nasal passages. Another option is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), which is reserved for only the most serious and extreme cases. This procedure restores the nasal passages to their normal function by removing any tissue or bone necessary to widen the passages.
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