ALLERGIES – Ear, Nose and Throat

Sinusitis is the inflammation or swelling of sinus tissues and a major reason for various allergies of the nose, ear and throat. Allergies and infection of the sinus happen when they get filled and blocked with fluid and then germs start to grow. Reasons and symptoms for sinus allergy and blockage:

  • Common cold
  • Allergic rhinitis (or swelling of the lining of the nose)
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum (shift in the nasal cavity)
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Smoke in the environment

Symptoms are:

  • Pain in forehead or between eyes
  • Upper teeth ache
  • Feeling of fullness in face
  • stuffy and congested nose
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of smell
  • Cough or congestion

You may also have:

  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue
  • Dental pain

Ear Allergies Due To Sinus

Clogged sinuses can also cause ear pain, dizziness, discomfort and a muffled-ear sensation. This is because your sinuses are connected to your ears in your head.

Ear Infection

Also called otitis media, this is the most common reason for earaches and is very often accompanied by common cold, flu, or other respiratory infections. Germs growing in the nose or sinus cavities climb up the Eustachian tube and infect the middle ear.

Dust Allergies Resulting In Throat Infections

Dust can contain pet dander, dried up pieces of dead cockroaches, mold spores, dead skin and dust mites which are common allergy triggers of the nose and throat.

Diagnosis

Your doctor looks at your symptoms and gives you a physical exam by feeling and pressing your face. Tenderness in the sinuses and discomfort while tapping teeth are the telling signs of sinus problems and resulting symptoms of ear, nose and throat infections.

Medication and Treatment

Antibiotics may be useful in combating infection caused to your ears, nose and throat. A nasal endoscopy may be advised for severe sinusitis. A tube like instrument equipped with a camera and tiny lights is used by your doctor to look inside your nasal passage and sinus drainage areas.

Need for Sinus Surgery

Sinus problems are a very big cause of nose, ear and throat allergies and infections. Get in touch with your physician if your symptoms do not subside within 4 weeks. After surgery you would get back to your normal activities within 5 to 7 days. Full recovery may take 4 to 6 weeks. At WYO ENT you are always in safe hands. Get a full diagnosis and reliable opinion about your ear, nose and throat health and take your first step towards leading a long, healthy and carefree life.

The Sinus and Allergy Center of WYO ENT will meet your needs as a state of the art allergy testing, treatment, and medical care facility. We offer minimally invasive allergy testing and comprehensive new approaches to allergy treatment which we specify personally to best suit your individual needs.