Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a runny nose are pesky seasonal allergy symptoms we have all experienced at some time or another. For some people, however, these symptoms often turn into sinusitis, a painful infection of the sinuses that can greatly decrease a person’s quality of life. Babak Larian, MD, FACS, expert ear, nose, and throat doctor in Los Angeles, has several treatment options he commonly recommends to his patients with these persistent symptoms.
Common Seasonal Allergy Remedies
Over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal sprays often work really well for seasonal allergy sufferers, and when sinusitis strikes, a doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to help clear up the infection. These are all great options, but they tend to be short-term fixes and for chronic allergy and sinusitis sufferers, the recurring symptoms can greatly affect quality of life.
Sinus expert Dr. Larian often suggests his patients with recurring seasonal allergy symptoms try a nasal rinse. The Neti Pot, for instance, is an easy-to-use nasal rinse that clears the sinuses of pollutants and other irritants with a natural salt-water solution. These are available at nearly all drugstores and can help restore normal drainage function to a painfully blocked sinus. Additionally, allergy testing to learn what causes allergic reactions, thereby avoiding them, is very helpful. HEPA air filters are very helpful in cleaning the environment of particles that can cause allergic reactions as well.
Unfortunately, ENT expert Babak Larian, MD, FACS encounters many patients who just can’t find relief from their sinusitis symptoms caused by seasonal allergies, despite full medical treatment. For these patients, he may suggest a targeted sinus surgery.
Sinus surgery at the Center for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles is an outpatient endoscopic procedure using cutting-edge techniques to improve sinus function and help prevent a recurrence of symptoms. During your consultation, Dr. Larian will assess your unique allergy and sinus condition and recommend a treatment plan he feels will best suit your needs. Common sinus surgeries include:
- Targeted Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (TESS)
- Image Guided Sinus Surgery
- Balloon Sinuplasty™
Dr. Larian’s patients experience great relief from their painful symptoms after a minimally invasive sinus surgery and he has a very high rate of success. Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate for endoscopic sinus surgery.
Contact Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Babak Larian, MD, FACS today
You don’t have to continue struggling through sinus problems caused by seasonal allergies. There may be a sinus surgery treatment option available that will greatly improve your quality of life and Dr. Larian and his staff in Los Angeles are here to help. Call us today to schedule your consultation and get all of your questions about seasonal allergies answered.
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