Allergy and Sinus
Allergies have become such a common problem that several commercials air daily promising a miracle cure. But the damage in allergy and sinus issues has more to do with the long-term untreated effects than the initial symptoms. And when paired with other conditions like asthma, it can be a chain reaction that causes life-threatening concerns.
Common sinus problems
Sinusitis can be triggered by many things like bacteria, viruses, pollen in the air and more. Seasonal allergies are closely related to the condition and often cause breathing problems in children and adults. Sinusitis on its own can be a problem, so an untreated case can open up the door for long-term damage. In the worst-case scenario, this damage is irreversible and can cause chronic breathing problems in adults. Other things to look out for that are considered triggers would be mildew, pet dander and mold.
Symptoms of sinus problems
Every person will have their own set of symptoms, whether they are an adult or a child. A sinus or pediatric allergy specialist can narrow down the source of these symptoms when needed. Avoiding long-term complications is a priority, so getting treatment is important for all ages.
- Wheezing and coughing
- Shortness of breath with fatigue
- Nasal drainage
- Heaviness in chest
- Itchy and watery eyes
If any of these things are daily occurrences, then seeing a doctor should be the first step to resolving the complications.
Getting treatment for allergies
Getting diagnosed at Tejas Ear, Nose and Throat will uncover a lot of information about a patients overall ENT health. An examination can offer insight into the seriousness of the allergy and sinus problems present in the human body. The most important part of the test is determining whether allergies are caused by an allergen, which can cause bad reactions when patients come into contact with something their body can’t handle. Those with a history of asthma will find that their breathing is even more compromised by the infection, causing more breathing problems than normal. That’s when seasonal allergies trigger asthma attacks, making children and adults more vulnerable than normal.
Dr. Tamez uses experience and a trained eye to determine the best treatment for allergy and sinus symptoms. A single appointment can reveal a lot of things about the past, present and the future of a patient’s health.