Nasal Allergies Treatment
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Nasal Allergies Treatment Options
A nasal allergy is a common problem that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. While most nasal allergies that impact the sinuses are not too severe, they do have a detrimental effect on the sufferer. A runny nose, itching and headaches are a few of the issues that persistently aggravate individuals with nasal allergy. There is simply no need to suffer from these problems when nasal allergy treatments are available from an Atlanta ear, nose & throat (ENT) doctor.
Effective Treatments for Nasal Allergies
Nasal allergies can lead to various problems. Speaking to an ENT doctor in Canton, Duluth, or one of our other Georgia locations will help determine the right approach. Some common treatment options include the following.
Nasal Steroid Spray
Pollen, dust, as well as many other allergens can cause the nasal passages to swell. This swelling leads to blockage, excess mucus and post-nasal drip. A nasal spray helps reduce this inflammation, opening up the airways and removing congestion.
A nasal allergy can cause excessive fluid in the middle ear. When congestion leads to an infection that results in earache and dizziness, this is a situation where antibiotics may be more appropriate.
A build-up of mucus can also drain down the throat. A post-nasal drip of this kind often leads to coughing and a sore throat, and asthmatics can find their condition getting worse.
What Are the Symptoms of a Nasal Allergy?
- Cold symptoms
- Post-nasal drip
- Sinus pressure
- Sore throat
- Itching eyes
Nasal Allergy Causes
Allergens like pollen and dust are not harmful. However, the immune system of an allergic person overreacts to the presence of these substances. Antibodies attempt to attack the allergens by releasing chemicals into the person’s system. These chemicals irritate the nasal passages causing inflammation, and the dull ache you then experience is sinus pressure. For some people, the swelling and inflammation may decrease naturally. A doctor experienced in ENT related issues is often required for more severe cases.
Common Nasal Allergy Questions
Is sinusitis caused by allergies?
Sinusitis can be caused by allergies, but it is often the result of a virus following a cold or flu. Sinusitis treatment is similar to that of a nasal allergy, and may be managed by an allergist or ENT in the Georgia area.
How can you ease sinus pressure pain?
Some simple home remedies to relieve pressure include a warm towel on your face, drinking plenty of water, nasal rinsing with a neti pot, or breathing warm steam from a shower. Consider making an appointment with Dr. Chacko if the pain is ongoing and persistent.
Get Relief From Nasal Allergies
If you suffer from nasal allergies, it is important to seek an effective treatment plan. Dr. Chacko has years of experience helping Atlanta residents overcome ENT-related issues. Make an appointment at one of our locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Johns Creek. Call today at 678-668-4688.