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Ragweed Season is Just Around the Corner! Are You Prepared?

Ragweed season has already begun in Austin! With pollen levels on the rise, you may be feeling an increase in your allergy symptoms. Common allergy symptoms include congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and ear-popping and pressure; but these symptoms can vary from person to person.  In Austin, ragweed season typically starts in […]


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ANSWERS TO THE TOP 5 SINUS QUESTIONS

Ever wonder what the most common questions our providers receive at our clinic? You may have one of these questions and have been looking for an answer. Read further to get the answer to your burning questions!   1.  How can I distinguish allergy symptoms from a sinus infection? It is challenging for a patient […]


Does Alcohol Make Me Snore?

You may notice your partner complains of your snoring more when you’ve had a few alcoholic drinks. This happens due to the effects of alcohol on your muscles, blood supply, and respiratory drive. Alcohol is a depressant. This means that it slows down your brain and body because it acts mainly on the Central Nervous […]





Nasal Spray Addiction and Rebound Congestion

What is rhinitis medicamentosa? Rhinitis Medicamentosa is a condition of rebound congestion from long-standing use of topical nasal decongestants. This includes nasal sprays like Afrin® (oxymetalazine), Neo-synophrine® (phenylephrine), or Otrivine® (xylometazoline). If a patient uses these sprays for more than 2-3 days straight, they often experience worsening of congestion and postnasal drip each time it […]





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