Ear, Nose and Throat Blog

Is it allergies, a cold or sinusitis?

If you are like many patients, you may have misdiagnosed yourself as having allergies or a cold, when you actually have sinusitis.  Ninety percent of people who suffer with nasal congestion due to allergies also have anatomic blockage in the nose, such as a deviated septum.  Unless you've been evaluated by an ENT with the proper tools, there is no way to know if and how your anatomy is contributing to your problems.  For many people, 80% of their problem is how their noses are built and 20% is caused by allergies.  Most people treat the 20% issue (allergies) with pills and sprays.  It makes more sense to treat the 80% issue- anatomy.  The good news is that once a person is properly evaluated, we have many new treatments that can correct their anatomic issues.  These range from in-office procedures to surgical procedures.  Our new procedures are quick, effective and well-tolerated.

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