Allergies have been linked to respiratory illnesses such as asthma and sinusitis, and are a response from the immune system to a substance in your environment. This is often dust, pet dander, or pollen. Asthma is a chronic lung condition that inflames the airways, making breathing more challenging. The sinuses are hollow pockets located near the nose that can become inflamed or infected, leading to nasal congestion and pain. Any combination of these conditions can impact your daily life and make it difficult to carry out routine activities. Texas ENT Specialists can help patients who have been affected by one or more of these conditions to find relief from their symptoms.

Asthma, Allergy, Sinusitis Treatment Options

Your treatment will begin with an evaluation and testing of your symptoms. This will help your provider to isolate the specific causes of your symptoms and recommend the proper treatment. Your treatment may be a combination of therapies if you’re dealing with a combination of conditions. This could include:

Allergy Drops and Shots

Once an allergy has been identified, allergy drops or shots can help alleviate symptoms — and may even help you build a tolerance to the allergen. Texas ENT Specialists offers Asensa Drops™, which are specially formulated for your specific allergies. The drops are delivered right to your door and are easily used by being placed under the tongue. Allergy shots are regular injections of the allergen to create a tolerance to it.

Balloon Sinuplasty and Surgery

A balloon sinuplasty treatment can help open blocked airways and release excess mucus build-up. The procedure uses a small balloon inserted into the nose that is gently inflated. This can help those with serious congestion find relief. Surgery can also be performed in more severe cases to stop chronic sinus infections. To help ease other symptoms, including those caused by asthma, medication may be prescribed by the provider. 

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The Asthma, Allergy, and Sinus Connection 

At first glance, these three unique conditions may not seem to be connected — but those with one are more likely to have the others. In some cases, having one condition not only makes having another more likely; it also makes the condition worse. Roughly half of those who have moderate to severe asthma also have chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is also most often caused by nasal swelling from allergies.

Having more than one of these conditions can make the issues of each more challenging to handle. At Texas ENT Specialists, we can help you find a treatment plan that brings you relief.

Symptoms of Allergies, Asthma, and Sinusitis Conditions 

Allergy Symptoms Include

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Swelling in the face
  • Cough
  • Postnasal drip

Asthma Symptoms Include

  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing

Sinus Symptoms Include

  • Nasal congestion
  • Pain in the face or sinus areas
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Fatigue

About Texas ENT Specialists

Texas ENT Specialists is a top-rated ENT provider in Houston. With 15 office locations and a network of highly trained providers, we are able to address all of your ENT concerns. We offer patients:

Personalized Treatment

Care that addresses your condition and the ways it is uniquely impacting your life.

Top-Rated Physician Network

We’ve built a network of board-certified providers who work together to help ensure the best patient outcomes.

Centers of Excellence

We strive to deliver a smooth patient experience from the moment you contact us to the moment you leave.

Continuity of Care

Our goal is to help you achieve long-term relief from your condition, allowing you to get the most out of life.

Asthma, Allergy, Sinusitis FAQ's

Who do these conditions affect?

Each of these conditions can affect adults and children of all ages. Those with a family history of asthma or allergies are more likely to have these conditions.

Is it possible to develop all three conditions?

Yes. Patients can experience asthma, allergies, and sinusitis all at once.

If I have one of these conditions, am I guaranteed to develop more?

No. Some patients go their whole lives with only one of these conditions, and there is no guarantee you will develop more than one.

With 18 convenient locations across the greater Houston & San Antonio areas, we’re never far away.

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