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Do you have Dog Allergies?

Posted May 29th, 2018

Allergies to dogs can strike anyone at any age. Most people that suffer from dog allergies often have other mild or moderate allergies to pollens or molds. There is a strong genetic correlation in developing allergies, so if your parents have allergies then you are likely to have them also.

Dog Allergies


Cat Allergies

Cat Allergies Los AngelesPosted May 16th, 2018

Approximately two percent of the United States population is allergic to cats. This is caused by a glycoprotein, Fel d-I, secreted by the subaceous glands in cats and is the major cat allergen. This allergen is found in the fur, pelt, saliva, serum, urine, mucous, salivary glands, and hair roots of the cat. The main sources of the allergen, however, are the skin and saliva.

Cat Allergies

 

 


Dust Mite Allergies

Mold Allergies Los AngelesPosted April 23rd, 2018

This is the house dust mite (also known by it's latin name Dermatophagoides). It is a few fractions of a millimeter long and cannot be seen with the naked eye. It lives off dead skin and is present throughout the house. As much as 10-20% of the weight of old pillows may be dead skin. Dust mites, having eaten the dead skin, then leave droppings / excrement everywhere which contains some of their stomach enzymes. It is these stomach enzymes that we are allergic to; these allergies can lead to asthma, excema, but most importantly for us, rhinitis - a blocked, itchy, runny or sneezy nose. This in turn can cause sinusitis and ear problems.

Dust Mite Allergies

 

 


Balloon Sinuplasty Testimonial with Dr. Bublik

Posted April 20th, 2018

In-office Balloon Sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis is available to eligible patients performed by Dr. Michael Bublik at his Glendale, CA office under local anesthesia. Dr. Bublik also is happy to provide in office Balloon Sinuplasty to patients throughout the Los Angeles area.

The benefits of In–Office Balloon Sinuplasty performed by Dr. Bublik represent a marked improvement over traditional sinus surgery, which are performed with general anesthesia and involve a longer recovery with more postoperative care requirements.

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Mold Allergies

Posted April 16th, 2018

Mold Allergies Los AngelesMold spores cause at least as many allergy problems as pollens. Molds are present all year long, and grow outdoors and indoors. Dead leaves and farm areas are common sources for outdoor molds. Indoor plants, old books, bathrooms, and damp areas are common sources of indoor mold growth.

Mold Allergies

 

 


Over The Counter Medications for Allergies

Posted April 3rd, 2018

Drugs for runny nose, sinus trouble, congestion, and the common cold constitute the largest segment of the over-the-counter market for America's pharmaceutical industry. When used wisely, they provide welcome relief for at least some of the discomforts that affect almost everyone occasionally and that affect many people chronically. Drugs in these categories are useful for relief of symptoms from allergies, upper respiratory infections (i.e., sinusitis, colds, flu), and vasomotor rhinitis (a chronic stuffy nose caused by such unrelated conditions as emotional stress, thyroid disease, alcohol, pregnancy, and others). These drugs do not cure the allergies, infections, etc.; they only relieve the symptoms, thereby making the patient more comfortable.

Over The Counter Medications for Allergies

 


Spring and Summer Allergies - Pollen

Spring and Summer AllergiesPosted March 26th, 2018

Each spring, summer, and fall tiny particles are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These particles, known as pollen, hitch rides on currents of air. Although their mission is to fertilize parts of other plants, many never reach their targets. Instead, they enter human noses and throats, triggering a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis called pollen allergy

Spring and Summer Allergies

 

 


In Office Balloon Sinuplasty For Chronic Sinusitis

Relieve your sinus pressurePosted March 13th, 2018

In-office Balloon Sinuplasty is now available to eligible patients performed by Dr. Bublik at his Glendale, CA office under local anesthesia. Dr. Bublik also is happy to provide in office Balloon Sinuplasty to patients throughout the Los Angeles area.

In Office Balloon Sinuplasty

 

 


 

Relieve your sinus pressureSinus Pressure and Pain

Posted March 1st, 2018

Swollen nasal passages and the build-up of mucus cause congestion. Swollen and inflamed tissues can also cause pressure on nerve endings around your sinuses and facial area. This leads to dull or throbbing pain and aches around the face, mostly above the eyes, below the eyes and in the back of the head.

 

Sinus Pressure and Pain

 

 


Allergy Fun Fact

Allergy Fun FactPosted February 23rd, 2018

Allergies Can Develop Suddenly In Adulthood

It is common to think if you have not been allergic to something in the past it means you would never have an allergic reaction. However, this may not always be the case. Allergies can develop in the later teen years or even in adulthood.

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what are allergensWhat Are Allergens?

Posted February 13th, 2018

With years of experience and expertise in the field of allergy and immunotherapy Dr. Michael Bublik can help you understand your allergy, what is causing your allergies, relieve your symptoms and get you back to enjoying your life again. If you are someone who suffers from chronic allergies please contact us today!

What Are Allergens?

 

 

 

 


Nasal Congestion Treatment Los AngelesNasal Congestion / Difficulty Breathing?

Posted February 6th, 2018

Stuffy or runny nose, we have all experienced it!

A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels.
The problem may also include nasal discharge or "runny nose." If excess mucus runs down the back of your throat (postnasal drip), it may cause a cough or sore throat.

 

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Dr. Bublik In The Media

What you need to know about how air quality can affect your health.

Dr. Michael Bublik, Los Angeles ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Specialist explains how smoke from fires and air quality can affect your health.


SCENTAA Archived Blog Posts

Is it possible to develop an allergy as an Adult?

An allergy occurs when an otherwise harmless substance gets flagged as dangerous by the immune system, which then launches an attack. Common allergens include pet dander, pollen, grass, mold spores, dust mites and certain proteins found in foods. The symptoms can arise such as itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing — are the result of your immune system ramping up to evict the perceived intruders.

Although adult-onset allergies are very common and can cause sinus headaches, nasal congestion, and overall lack of energy and a feeling of being sick. It can also lead to sinus infections, shortness of breath and can make asthma worse. The good news is that a simple test in our office can diagnose the cause of the allergy and we have a variety of state of the art treatment options available.

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By Dr. Michael Bubilk 
June 20th, 2017

What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is common! Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Chronic sinusitis can last from four to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growths and can linger for years, its cause can be hard to pin down and hard to treat.

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