Vero ENT Associates

Allergy and Sinus

Allergy and sinus problems can lead to sinusitis, upper airway infections, persistent allergies, and asthma in children and adults. Asthma is a condition that can be life threatening. There are many other causes of allergy and sinus problems. Find out about the symptoms and solutions for allergy and sinus conditions.

Causes and Concerns

Sinusitis is caused from infection of a viral or bacterial nature. When allergies are left untreated, children and adults are at risk for developing this condition. Asthma occurs when the airways swell leading to breathing difficulties. Swelling and inflammation of the airways can make it difficult for air to get to and from the lungs. Flareups are called asthma attacks, and they occur when the airway becomes restricted, or when the lung components swell and become tight.

Sinus and allergy symptoms vary from person to person. If you notice any of these signs, consider consulting one of  the physicians at Vero ENT Associates. It is important to treat these symptoms early to prevent complications. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Nasal drainage and congestion
  • Post nasal drip
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue during physical activity
  • Coughing
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Shortness of breath

Solutions and Options

Allergy and sinus problems can be diagnosed by a number of ways. You will first need to have an examination by the doctor to determine the possibility of asthma, sinusitis, upper respiratory infection, or persistent allergies. If the doctor suspects that you have one of these conditions, he or she will conduct tests to further evaluate.

Allergy testing determines whether or not the symptoms are from a reaction to an allergen.  Skin or blood testing for allergies can be conducted at Vero ENT Associates to further evaluate your condition.  If sinusitis is suspected, imaging of the sinuses with a CT scan can also be obtained at our center. 

When the doctor determines the cause of your allergy and sinus symptoms, he or she can then implement a treatment plan. Options include allergy desensitizing shots, medications, antibiotics, office procedures, or in some cases surgery. If you have persistent allergy or sinus symptoms, it is often an indication of an underlying medical condition.

Summary

Allergy and sinus problems are a leading cause of asthma, sinusitis, upper respiratory infections, and persistent allergies. There are many different symptoms and signs of these conditions. If you or your child have an allergy or sinus condition, call today for an appointment with one of our competent specialists.  The providers at Vero ENT Associates will work with you to find a solution for your symptoms.