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:
- animal dander
- weather changes
- smells (including perfumes, colognes, and cleaning agents)
- 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.
The goal is to breathe and feel normal. I am not necessarily talking about what you might consider “normal” for you – I mean “normal” compared to people without these kinds of issues. Wouldn’t that feel great?
At this point, I recommend you click here to make an appointment or contact our office to schedule. I look forward to meeting you, and I am confident that we will help you or your child begin the process of getting well right now – so call today!