Allergies And Sinusitis

Young woman with chronic rhinitis.

Are you experiencing terrible bouts of allergy reactions due to late spring and early summer environmental elements? If you’re suffering from allergy reactions, there’s a good chance you may also experience bouts of sinusitis. Sinusitis occurs when your sinuses swell, usually due to infection or other health problems.

Common Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Blocked Or Runny Nose
  • Bad Breath
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Face Tenderness
  • Frontal Headaches
  • Painful Teeth
  • Discolored nasal discharge
  • Fatigue

Are You Suffering From A Sinus Infection Or Allergies?

If you’re suffering from breathing or other symptoms, it can be hard to determine if you have a sinus infection or an allergic reaction. Allergies often produce the same signs of a sinus infection, including sinus pressure, a runny nose, and congestion. This condition is called allergic rhinitis. It occurs as a reaction to allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander. As a response, your body’s immune system releases chemicals, such as histamine, into your bloodstream.

One symptom that is typically only a sign of allergies is if you have watery eyes. Itchiness is usually a result of an allergic reaction, not a sinus infection. The timing of your symptoms could also lead you to determine if seasonal allergies are causing your symptoms.

Proper Diagnosis

When you’re experiencing difficulty breathing, it’s essential to get a proper diagnosis, so you know exactly what you’re suffering from. Dr. Greg Levitin, at New York Sinusitis Treatment, can accurately diagnose you and he can provide you with the treatment and relief you need so you can breathe freely.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Gregory Levitin, New York Sinusitis Treatment

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