Allergies

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Allergies

 

Sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones around the nose that connect to the nose through small, narrow channels. Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis because the symptoms involve both the nose and the sinuses, affects about one in eight adults annually.

For many, the inflammation starts when viruses or bacteria infect your sinuses (often during a cold), and begin to multiply. Part of the body’s reaction to the infection causes the sinus lining to swell, blocking the channels that drain the sinuses. This causes mucus and pus to fill up the nose and sinus cavities. For others, the symptoms and inflammation may be the result of the nose and sinuses reacting to other things in the environment, but not be an infection because sinusitis simply means inflammation of the sinuses,. Acute sinusitis is when the symptoms occur for less than four weeks. A diagnosis of chronic sinusitis requires that the symptoms last longer than 6 weeks.

Sometimes these are caused by the same thing, but often chronic and acute sinusitis are very different from each other. 

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Sinus Headaches

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Rhinitis

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What Are the Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis?

You have acute sinusitis when you have had cloudy or colored drainage from your nose for up to four weeks, plus one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Stuffy, congested, or blocked nose
  • Pain in the face, head, or around the eyes
  • Pressure or fullness in the face, head, or around the eyes
  • Long-lasting cold like symptoms
  • Symptoms that do not improve within 10 days of getting sick, or initially get better then worsen again

The Island ENT Difference

Our experienced Healthcare providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. These include asthma, allergic rhinitis or hayfever, food allergies, drug allergies and insect allergies. Initial patient visit includes a thorough history and physical exam. Skin testing, spirometry, laboratory work, X-rays and other testing may be ordered if indicated.

Our goal is to provide quality health care in a friendly and relaxed environment. We strive to maintain a healthy and happy relationship with our patients.

 

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