Houston has been known as one of the top cities for allergic rhinitis, or more commonly known as allergies. Allergies occur when your body’s defense system mistakes harmless allergens such as pollens, dust, or grass for harmful antigens such as bacteria. The most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis are:
- nasal congestion
- watery or itchy eyes
Allergies may also lead to recurrent sinus infections and nasal blockage. Often allergies are not treated or you may be given allergy medications without having a true allergy.
Allergy management is essential for long-term solutions for chronic sinus and nasal congestion sufferers. Taking an antihistamine such as Claritin™, Clarinex™, Allegra™, Benadryl™ or Zyrtec™ for your allergies is similar to taking an aspirin for all of your headaches; it does NOT address the underlying cause of your allergies, so you do not gain any long-term benefit.
Our center wants you to be more in control of your allergies by identifying what triggers your allergies and then using modern scientifically proven methods to reduce your recurrent symptoms. Allergy management always begins with allergy testing. Dr. Pasha will screen for allergies if you have persistent nasal and sinus problems. The center has a comprehensive program to address allergies and for some -offer a “cure”.