Will Sinus Surgery or Balloon Sinuplasty Fix My Allergies?

AllergiesMany patients do experience an improvement in their allergies after sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty. This improvement, while pleasant, is not necessarily indicative of allergies being cured.

Sinus surgery can widely vary, but the general goal is to restore natural sinus and nasal drainage pathways and help with breathing, headaches and facial pressure. Allergies are the body’s inflammatory response to exposure to specific triggers found in the environment or in certain foods; this response is not addressed with sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty.

You still may have allergies after sinus surgery, however, most people find improvement in their allergy symptoms after sinus surgery.

Do you have Allergies?

Allergies are an exaggerated response in the body when exposed to certain air particles found in the environment or with consumption of certain foods. The symptoms of allergies can widely vary from nasal congestion to itchy, watery eyes, to severe, potentially life-threatening lip, tongue, or throat swelling. The best way to determine your allergy triggers and the severity of each allergy is with an allergy test.

How are Allergies Treated?

Allergies can be treated with a variety of medications, including

  • Nasal sprays
  • Decongestants
  • Antihistamines
  • Immunotherapy: regular injections or oral drops that build the body’s immunity to allergens over time

Allergies and Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign masses that grow in response to inflammation in the nose; allergies can cause such inflammation. Thus, accurate diagnosis and maintenance of allergies is strongly encouraged for patients that have nasal polyps.

How can Dr. Bublik help?

Dr. Bublik is a triple board certified physician specializing in treating allergies and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. He is highly skilled in treatment of allergies utilizing medication or immunotherapy as well as sinus inflammation with medication or minimally invasive procedures including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and in-office balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Bublik and his team are committed to improving your allergy and sinus help! Contact his office at (818) 649-1433 or Request an appointment to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael Bublik.

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