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Back-to-School Allergy Testing for a Great Semester

School often starts at the end of summer, which means fall allergies are right around the corner. When you’re juggling new classes, assignments, and socializing, the last thing you want to deal with is your allergies. So what can you do to prevent allergies? First, getting an allergy test before you go back to school can help curb fall allergies.…
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September 8, 2021
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What to Expect When Allergens Pick Up and Trigger Your Asthma

For allergy and asthma sufferers, it’s no surprise that the two go hand-in-hand.  In fact, as allergens continue into the fall, you may feel your asthma symptoms increasing. How Allergies Trigger Asthma Several particulates in the air and on surfaces can be triggering to allergy sufferers. Allergic responses occur when your immune system mistakes harmless substances, such as pollen, as…
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August 12, 2021
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How to Prepare for Fall Allergy Season in Houston

Still recovering from springtime allergies? This year, spring allergy season in Houston was more active than usual. Since the ice storm we had in February 2021 delayed the start of spring allergies, you might have expected a less severe season.  However, the freezing temperatures actually acted like insulation for plants and trees. As a result, pollen was simply delayed.  While…
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July 31, 2021
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Loss of Smell – What Causes It and Why It’s a Big Deal

The human sense of smell is vastly underrated. Despite what we were taught in biology class, our nose can detect odors just as effectively as most other animals. We even outperform dogs at some scent-based tasks. Yet smell remains the universal answer to the eternal playground question 'which sense would you rather lose?' At the Pasha Snoring and Sinus Center,…
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February 8, 2021
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‘Tis the Season for Cedar Fever: Texas’ Worst Allergy Season

Ah, Texas, what a wonderful place to live. Wide-open spaces, good food (thanks to our state's remarkable cultural diversity), and lots of nature. Where else can you go saltwater fishing at 3 pm, have a five-star Japanese-TexMex fusion dinner at 5, and catch a live concert at a local rodeo by 7? But for many Texans, all that amazingness comes…
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December 7, 2020
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Cockroach Allergies: Surprisingly Common, Surprisingly Irritating

Winter is officially on its way! For some, that means relief from seasonal allergy symptoms, but for those sensitive to indoor allergens, it means being trapped inside with the things that trigger your symptoms. In this edition of the Breathe Freely blog, we're going to talk about a little known but very common allergy that we'll be facing with increased…
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November 10, 2020
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Non-Allergic Rhinitis: Allergies All the Time for No Reason

The human body is an amazing thing, but it's far from perfect. Case in point: allergies. Who needs 'em, right? Yet many of us suffer seasonally from the itchy, stuffy, sneezy scourge that seems to exist solely to remind us of our mortality. Luckily, most allergy sufferers can take comfort in the knowledge that our ordeal will last only as…
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November 3, 2020
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Is Vaping Bad for Your Allergies?

Vaping has been out a while. You seen them before. Teenagers and young Millennials holding a small, handheld device to their mouth and puffing out a quickly dispersing plume of disappearing smoke. It’s not smoke, though, it’s water vapor. What used to be a novelty that only existed in trendy hookah lounges is now a nationwide trend, spawning a new…
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February 21, 2020
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When Should I Consider Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a well-regarded procedure for patients with chronic sinusitis. The minimally invasive procedure involves dilating the openings of the major nasal sinuses. Whether it's some or all 3 of them, this dilation enables the nasal passages to be cleared and drained. But it is still a procedure. Minimally invasive or not, a procedure is a procedure. Take the…
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February 21, 2020