Sinus and Hay Fever

Sinus and Hay Fever

The most important aspect to understanding and treating sinus or hay fever, is becoming clear as to every aspect of what is responsible for the symptoms and problems.

There are many causes including allergies, infections (chronic or recurring sinus infections), overactivity of the sinuses or mucous glands and more.

Triggers might include:

  • pollens
  • foods
  • animal dander
  • weather changes
  • smells (including perfumes, colognes, and cleaning agents)
  • smoke
  • pollution
  • dust
  • ceiling fans
  • Other possibilities would include medications including hormones for women

To get the best results for you, being thorough and accurate is key. I recommend a full history (we ask all the right questions about your past and present), followed by the physical examination, and appropriate testing (usually including a mucous test, breathing tests, allergy skin testing, and x-rays).

In most cases, we will have most of the information at the first visit. If testing is performed, once you and/or your child leave our office, you may resume your normal daily activities.

No matter what the findings, the choices will be clear, recommendations will be made, and usually medications will be prescribed to help you or your child begin the process of getting well that same day! If allergies are the underlying issue, there are three effective treatment choices:

These options would be discussed in detail, and a “game plan” would be implemented.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!