Allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as nasal allergies, is usually characterized by nasal congestion and/or a runny nose, excessive sneezing, as well as itchy, watery eyes. These symptoms closely resemble those of sinusitis, a nasal condition unrelated to allergies. If you live in Atlanta or surrounding areas and are experiencing any of these symptoms, you have come to the right place.
At Northside Allergy and Asthma, we believe that every condition should be treated at the source. That is why we will begin the process by determining whether the source is indeed allergies or sinusitis using one of our three allergy tests. Nasal allergies are caused by many of the common allergens – mold, dust mites, pollen or pet dander. Sinusitis, on the other hand, results from viral infections, a deviated nasal septum, respiratory tract infections or many other factors, with varying severity.
The next step in the process is establishing the appropriate treatment for your nasal condition. In the case of nasal allergies, your Atlanta allergist Dr. Chacko will create a treatment plan consisting of environmental, medicinal and/or immunotherapeutic options. In the case of sinusitis, your treatment plan will consist of antibiotics, saline nasal sprays, and/or prescription decongestants and pain relievers. The precise plan will be created based on your individual needs for optimal results.
Nasal allergies and sinusitis are often overlooked and under-treated, although both are serious conditions that can greatly affect your quality of life! If you suspect that you may be a victim of one or the other, please see your Atlanta allergist at Northside Allergy and Asthma as soon as possible. You can reach us by phone at one of our 5 convenient locations, or you can simply fill out our online contact form.
Contact Dr. Thomas Chacko Today at 404-256-7532.