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Category Archives: Allergies



5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BALLOON SINUPLASTY

You may have heard of a non-invasive procedure called balloon sinuplasty to treat chronic sinusitis. For many years, traditional sinus surgery was performed, where the sinus tissue and bone are cut and removed; this produces significant discomfort, bleeding, and poor outcomes for patients. Luckily balloon sinuplasty was created and approved by the FDA in 2005, now […]


A NEW TREATMENT FOR NASAL POLYPS

If you have ever been diagnosed with nasal polyps, you know that they can have a big impact on your quality of life. People with nasal polyps often experience diminished smell and taste, sinus pressure or pain, trouble sleeping, recurring sinus infections, and trouble breathing. What are Nasal Polyps? Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous growths […]


Local Allergic Rhinitis

Why is my allergy test negative but I still have allergy symptoms? You may have had an allergy skin or blood test recently because you suffer from allergies. Your symptoms may range from itchy eyes, runny nose, or congestion during the day or at night. Surprisingly your skin test was negative or only came up […]



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Mouth Breathing Can Cause Poor Quality Sleep

The nose and sinuses perform critical functions for your health and well being. The nose and sinuses provide filtration, humidification, and warming of the air you breathe. This conditioning of the air allows the throat, vocal cords, bronchial passages, and the lungs to remain warm and wet. It also allows for the removal of harmful […]


What Makes My Nose Run So Much!

There are many reasons why a person will have an overly runny nose. It is important to understand these various causes and address them individually rather than use a shotgun approach with medical treatments. What causes a runny nose? Allergy Allergy is a very common cause for a runny nose.  It is essentially a misfiring […]


Can my allergy or sinus issues increase my risk of developing viral infections?

We all have defenses against viral infections. These include systemic immunity and local immunity. Systemic Immunity Systemic immunity refers to our overall health and full-body immune system. This can be compromised by immune disorders that weaken the immune system as well as general illnesses, such as diabetes that also tend to make people more susceptible […]



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