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Nasal Allergy Relief

Do you suffer from nasal congestion, persistent runny nose, itchy eyes? You might have allergies. The specialists at Del Rey MD offer you expert diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions.

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What are Sinus Allergies?

Allergies are simply the way your body reacts to a substance it views as foreign. For example, your eyes may water or you may have discharge from your nose when you are exposed to a substance such as pollen. Allergies of the sinuses are one of the most common, most irritating and most misunderstood of human health conditions. At Del Rey MD, our doctors are specifically trained to provide solutions that will help you breathe better and feel better, faster.

What is an Allergic Reaction?

When exposed to an allergen, your body begins a sequence of events. Sometimes these offer you relief, but sometimes your body’s reaction causes uncomfortable side effects for you. In the process of trying to destroy the offending substance, your body releases a chemical called histamine in the bloodstream. A large amount of histamine causes inflammation, itching, enlarged blood vessels, increased secretions and bronchospasms (tightening of muscles that surround the airways).

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Sinus allergy symptoms can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe and may be associated with the following symptoms:

  • Mild reactions include rash, hives, itchiness, watery or red eyes and/or runny nose.

  • Moderate reactions spread to several parts of the body and include itchiness, hives, swelling and trouble breathing.

  • Severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, can be life-threatening. This occurs when the body’s response to the allergen is sudden and affects the whole body. It may begin with itching of the eyes or face and quickly develops other symptoms including throat swelling, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, and/or swelling (angioedema).

The solution for you may be very simple. You do not have to live with sinus and nasal allergy symptoms! Make an appointment today.

How Are Allergies Diagnosed?

Nasal allergies are often misdiagnosed because the symptoms of allergies and sinusitis can be very similar. If you want a solution for your sinus and nasal allergies, you need the care of an expert. Our doctors are nationally recognized experts in sinus, allergy and other otolaryngological (ENT or ear, nose and throat) problems.

With our expert diagnostic equipment including allergy skin testing, radioallergosorbent blood test (RAST) and an in-office CT scanner, we can accurately assess your condition and recommend the best treatment option for you, including minimally invasive and pain-free techniques.

The solution for you may be very simple. You do not have to live with allergy symptoms! Make an appointment today.

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