Whether it’s a tiny little pill or a nasal spray, they just don’t work like they are suppose to or not at all. You still feel the congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headaches, and fatigue, with little relief. Or you have to keep taking the medication on a regular basis. If this is the case you need a solution that is more permanent. 

Why Isn’t Your Allergy Medication Working?

Improper Diagnosis

With easy access to the internet, you can look up any symptoms and find a pages and pages of answers. Or better yet, you can just ask Siri or Alexa, they know everything. A recent survey found 44% of Americans use the internet to self diagnose an illness instead of visiting a health care professional. The problem, this leads to misdiagnosis and even “Cyberchondria”.

It is important to go see an Ears, Nose & Throat Doctor for a proper diagnosis. 

Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School, told The Harvard Gazette. “These tools may be useful in patients who are trying to decide whether they should get to a doctor quickly, but in many cases, users should be cautious and not take the information they receive from online symptom checkers as gospel.”

Temporary Solution

If you’ve tried just about every over the counter medication there is, then it’s time to see a professional. Or if you sinus infection keeps coming back or never really goes away, there are more permanent solutions. 

Medication Still Not Working

You may have a proper diagnosis and taking your medication properly, but still end up with sinus infections. They seem unavoidable, but there is no need to suffer. Sinus problems can be serious and you may need to see a specialist. Most people are surprised to find out there is an easy solution.

Contact Orlando Ear, Nose & Throat for relief that lasts 

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