Why Allergy Testing Matters
We live in a time and a region where shifting weather can put a significant strain on sinuses. Although some people wrestle with permanent allergies whose cause is clear, many more struggle with seasonal allergies that seems to wax and wane with with each passing month.
One recent article in the Baltimore Sun highlighted the very real physical toll that untreated allergies can take on your sinuses, and overall health:
Allergy tests are used to identify specific substances to which you are sensitive, if any. This information, combined with your physician’s evaluation, can help find long-term solutions to problems where allergies can be an important contributing factor. These conditions, which include asthma, sinusitis, and rhinitis commonly known as hay fever, can cause chronic or recurrent symptoms that impact quality of life.
One of the principal reasons that I offer allergy testing as a sinus surgeon is because it’s so important to zero in on the immediate cause of sinus distress. Although most people can return to an active lifestyle with some behavioral and medical changes, extreme cases may even require sinus surgery to promote better breathing and drainage throughout the year.
If you want to learn more about seasonal rhinitis and sinus surgery in LA, contact my practice today.