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By Broward Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy
May 22, 2018
Category: ENT
Tags: Allergies  

Don’t let allergies ruin your day. Find out how to get them under control.

While some of us welcome spring with open arms, others welcome spring with red, itchy eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion. If the latterallergies sounds like you then you may be dealing with seasonal allergies. Our Pembroke Pines, FL, otolaryngologists serving Broward County and the Hollywood area, Dr. Craig Shapiro and Dr. Sina Joorabchi, are here to tell you how allergies can affect your ENT health and what we can do to help.

When it comes to seasonal allergies the two most common types are grass and pollen. You may notice that your symptoms flare up when going outside, particularly on days where grass and pollen counts are high.

Whenever grass or pollen comes into contact with your ears, nose, throat, or eyes it causes a histamine reaction within your body. As a result, you’ll end up dealing with a slew of unpleasant seasonal allergy symptoms, including:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Itchy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Red, itchy, or watery eyes
  • Pressure in the ears
  • Earaches
  • Tinnitus or vertigo (in some cases)

Those who battle severe allergy symptoms may also experience fatigue on a regular basis. Of course, if you are an allergy sufferer the first thing you want to do is attack your seasonal allergy symptoms head on. Our Pembroke Pines ENT doctor can help you choose the treatment or treatment options that will best manage your symptoms and reduce allergy flare-ups.

Of course, there are some people who may be able to combat minor symptoms through over-the-counter medications like nasal sprays, decongestants, and antihistamines. This, along with certain lifestyle modifications such as using a HEPA filter in your home and keeping the windows closed during high pollen and grass counts, may be all you need to experience ample relief; however, if symptoms are severe or aren’t responding to the medications you are using we can prescribe a stronger allergy medications based on your symptoms.

Broward Center for Ear, Nose & Throat & Allergy in Pembroke Pines, FL, and serving the Hollywood area, is ready to help you battle and win your fight against allergies. Call our office and let us know that you are looking for the right allergy treatment to manage your symptoms.