Blocked nose : A blocked nose can be a major annoyance in the day and cause us to have poor sleep quality at night. It can also be a symptom of more serious problems like polyps or even tumours. An ENT surgeon can help exclude serious problems with the aid of an endoscope. Fortunately, most of the time, it is due to swollen turbinates, swellings at the side of the nose that help warm and humidify the air we breathe in. Turbinates contain a lot of blood vessels which can engorge with allergies or infections. Treatment of the underlying allergy will usually help greatly. Besides medication, allergen avoidance will help control the problem. Long-term control can now be achieved with sublingual immunotherapy. With failure of medical treatment, radio frequency of the inferior turbinates can be carried out to surgically shrink the turbinates. This is a simple procedure which can be carried out under local anaesthesia in the clinic.
Runny nose or stuffy nose : A runny or stuffy nose is one of the most common allergy symptoms. Ideally, the best way to treat is to find out the actual cause of the allergy. Your body will release histamine when it comes into contact with an allergen. Which can cause allergic rhinitis and runny or stuffy nose is one of the symptoms.
Sneezing : Some people have severe sneezing episodes that it affects their daily life. It is due to the irritation of the mucous membranes of the throat or nose. The most common cause of sneezing allergy to dust, pollen and cockroaches.
Itch to eyes/nose/throat/ear : Watery or itchy eyes is a very common allergy symptoms. The worst part about it is you can't scratch away. Depending on what is the cause, the consequences of rubbing will add on to the irritation as it actually releases more histamine and makes the itching worse.
Sinus Condition : Sinusitis can be caused by air pollution, allergies or infections.
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