Sinus and Nasal Allergies
Welcome to our Asthma Allergy and Sinus Center Illinois. We are your trusted destination for specialized care and treatment of nose allergies. Nasal allergies can cause symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing and itchy red eyes (More detail listed below). They can be seasonal, or cause symptoms all year round.
- Runny nose with clear, watery discharge
- Stuffy nose (nasal congestion)
- Drainage down your throat (postnasal drip)
- Red, watery eyes
- Itchy nose, eyes, ears, and throat
- Plugged-up ears (ear congestion)
- Sore throat
- Sinus pain and swelling
Nasal allergies can be caused by a range of factors, so we start of by testing for the most common causes, including pollen, dust mites, cats, dogs, rodents and mold.
There are a number of options when it comes to treating nasal allergies. We will give advice for how best to avoid these allergens, and also recommend products which are worth buying (and help you stay clear of those which aren't). For some cases, we can also consider treatments such as:
- RUSH immunotherapy — a rapid build up of allergy shots. Traditionally, shots are given on a weekly basis for half a year before escalating to a goal frequency of once monthly. However, with RUSH immunotherapy, we can build you up to monthly in one month.
- Oral allergy immunotherapy tablets — These are FDA-approved tablets which can build resistance for grass, ragweed and dust mite (SLIT) allergies.
I've been sneezing since I got a new pet and I think I may be allergic. Will I be able to keep it?
First we'll test to confirm whether an allergy is the cause of this. Whilst the easiest method of dealing with this allergy may be to find a new home for your pet, it is often possible to manage your allergy.
What are the common symptoms of nasal allergies?
Common symptoms of nasal allergies include a runny nose with clear discharge, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, sneezing, red and watery eyes, itchy nose, eyes, ears, and throat, plugged-up ears, sore throat, coughing, sinus pain, swelling, and headache.
How does RUSH immunotherapy differ from traditional allergy shots?
RUSH immunotherapy is a faster approach to build up immunity compared to traditional shots. With RUSH, patients can achieve monthly frequency in just one month, while traditional shots usually require weekly administration for about six months before reaching a monthly schedule.
How are nasal allergies diagnosed at the center?
Nasal allergies can be caused by various factors. The center starts by testing for common causes like pollen, dust mites, cats, dogs, rodents, and mold. Further details about the diagnosis process can be provided by the experts.
How can I book an appointment or get in touch with the center?
You can book an appointment online through ZocDoc. Additionally, you can find contact information on their website to get in touch with their team for any inquiries or to schedule a visit.