ExACT Immunoplasty is perfect for the person who can't remember to take their allergy drops every day or can't make their schedule work to come in every week for an allergy shot. Chris Thompson, MD, discusses how the therapy works and who is the best candidate for this treatment option.
When allergies are left untreated, the result comes in the form of sinus infections, ear infections, and sometimes chest infections. This not only impacts kids' school and work attendance, but also performance. Dr. Kirk Waibel discusses the various health impacts untreated allergies have, as well as how they can lead to both unproductive behavior in the classroom and unforeseen costs.
William Storms, MD, discusses chronic cough and how it might be connected to allergies. He shares the best way to discover what's triggering chronic cough and treatment options.
Oral Immunotherapy, known as OIT, gives people, mostly kids, the ability to become turn foods that were once life-threatening into some of their favorites. Imagine a child who was never allowed to freely go trick-or-treating be able to dive in to their stash on Halloween night with no issues? Or a child who always had to bring their own food to the birthday party finally be able to join in with the others without being isolated? Stacy Silvers, MD, shares what OIT can do by slowly introducing tiny amounts of the food into the body over the course of 6-8 months.
People suffer for years with multiple sinus infections, not being able to fully breathe out of one or both sides of the nose, sinus pressure, and sinus headaches. They think there's not much to be done other than take OTC medications to try and mask the symptoms. Balloon Sinuplasty is a fast and easy, minimally invasive procedure that is performed in the office and gets patients feeling better overall with minimal down time. Dr. Suresh Raja discusses the procedure, who is a candidate, and shares some success stories.