Fall is just around the corner, for many of us living in Central Florida that means it is the season for allergy and sinus problems. Having a health care plan in place before it begins, can go a long way to avoiding miserable infections and keep you breathing easy.

Top Questions to Ask Your Ears, Nose, and Throat Doctor

What is causing your allergies?

The word ‘Allergies’, has become a blanket term that covers a variety of symptoms. From pressure headaches, stuffy or runny nose, fatigue, sneezing, and just feeling yucky. But what is causing the problem? For many of us it isn’t just one thing, pollen, pet dander, mold, airborne pollutants.

It is important to visit an Ears, Nose, and Throat Doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. This way you can get the proper treatment. Don’t suffer through another season! 

How can I prevent sinus and allergy problems?

Creating a treatment plan to prevent these problems starts with a visit to your ENT. It may be an easy solutions, such as removing the source or installing a specific filter in your home. If medication is not effective, there are other alternatives.

Do I have a cold, sinus infection, or an allergy?

It isn’t always easy to tell the difference, which is why an accurate diagnosis by an ENT is always best. While itchy eyes tend to be symptoms of an allergy, a sore throat and aches tend to be associated with a cold.  Also, allergies often stay around for weeks, while a cold typically last three to ten days. 

Can surgery help my sinus problem?

Millions of people are finding relief from their sinus problem with Balloon Sinuplasty. A minimally invasive endoscopic procedure during which a thin balloon catheter is inserted into the nose. The balloon is gradually inflated to relieve blockages and widen the sinus pathways. The goal of a balloon sinuplasty is to enlarge the opening of the sinuses, reduce blockage and improve sinus drainage.

Don’t spend another season suffering with sinus or allergy problems, contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat.

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