Tag Archives: allergic rhinitis

Saline irrigation. It's worth your time.

Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time. Saline irrigation of your nose decreases the severity of allergy symptoms. You buy the nasal irrigation (like a Neti Pot) once and then it washes away allergens in your sinuses. Allergic rhinitis is the … Continue reading

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Nasal saline irrigation. My patients know that I am a FAN of this!

What is it?  It is a way to bathe and flush out virus, bacteria, allergens and mucus from the nasal cavity.  It is thought to help by direct cleansing, removing inflammatory mediators, and helping the nasal hairs (mucociliary function) work … Continue reading

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Dust mites. . . different from bed bugs. But gross (and unhealthy) nonetheless.

With my patients,  I may mention dust mites when discussing allergens. Dust mites are tiny bugs that live off of pet and human skin cells. It is their waste that is a major trigger of allergies and asthma. Dust mites … Continue reading

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The coughing, sneezing, achy head. . . .symptoms. Hay fever?

This is spring break for some.  I am “manning the storefront” and have seen countless allergy patients.  Some wonder if they have a cold? Or hay fever?  Here is the lowdown. Hay fever tends to be more seasonal with symptoms … Continue reading

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Allergic rhinitis

“My nose is running all the time.”  Hmmmmm. . . . . . This is a common complaint.  This spring and summer in Wichita have been SUPER-allergic—even those who have been well controlled.  There are really four ways to help:  … Continue reading

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