Balloon Sinuplasty: Can It Get Rid of Your Allergy Symptoms? - South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center

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Balloon Sinuplasty: Can It Get Rid of Your Allergy Symptoms?

Allergies can strike during any time of the year in Plantation & Fort Lauderdale FL. Hay fever and allergies to all kinds of pollen, fungal growth, pets, and even chemicals can act up at any time. Since these allergens are in the environment, you can’t always avoid exposure to them.

If your allergies are bad, you may dread what each day brings. You do not know if you will be able to make it through the day fully energized and able to do everything you wanted, or if your allergies will hold you back.

If you get recurrent bouts of sinusitis, they could be due to your allergies. After trying home remedies and prescription medications from your doctor, you might be interested in permanent solutions. Balloon sinuplasty is a modern, effective procedure that you can get done at South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc. with Dr. Lee Mandel.

Typical Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms can include a runny nose, wheezing, itchy eyes, and even conjunctivitis, or red and swollen eyes. These are the well-known and easily visible symptoms, but you may know about additional symptoms, such as the ones you get with sinusitis.

Hay fever and allergies to mold and pets are likely to cause symptoms of sinusitis. Sinusitis can also be the result of a fungal infection linked to allergies.

Sinusitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of your sinuses and sometimes throat. You can have a stuffy nose, yellow-green discharge, and trouble tasting and smelling as well as normal. The headaches and pain around your eyes, nose, and cheeks may also be familiar to you.

Balloon Sinuplasty for Treating Sinusitis

The first line of defense against sinusitis is to go with conservative treatments. At home in Plantation & Fort Lauderdale FL, you can try extra rest, good hydration, and medications such as corticosteroids and decongestants. They can get you through the day or the bout.

Allergies and allergic symptoms do not usually go away on their own, though. Your sinusitis is likely to return. Sinus surgery can be a more permanent solution. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery, or FESS, is a long-used option, while balloon sinuplasty is a more modern approach.

A Minimally Invasive Procedure and Easy Recovery

With balloon sinuplasty, you may need only local rather than general anesthesia as required in FESS. You can also get the procedure done at South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc. rather than going to a hospital in Plantation & Fort Lauderdale FL. The doctor opens your passages using a balloon, similar to a stent in a heart surgery, and does not need to remove any sinus or nasal tissue. Recovery is fast, and you may be able to get back to work and your regular daily activities in 2 days.