Sinus And Allergy Specialist

Mableton Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Mableton, GA

Sinus and allergy problems, and the nasal congestion associated with them, can make each breath feel like you’re gasping for air. If you suffer from stuffiness due to sinus problems or allergies, turn to Eddie Turner, MD, and the experienced medical team at Mableton Urgent Care. They offer numerous holistic and medicinal sinus and allergy treatments to relieve symptoms and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment at the Mableton, Georgia, office over the phone or online, or simply walk in today.

Sinus and Allergy

What are sinus and allergy symptoms?

Sinus problems and allergies are common causes of nasal congestion, which occurs when nasal tissue becomes swollen with excess fluid. You might experience the following symptoms if you have sinus or allergy problems:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Constant sniffling
  • Watery eyes
  • Drainage in your nasal cavity
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Cough
  • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in your face
  • Asthma

Allergies and sinus problems aren’t usually serious, rather a nuisance. But in severe cases, especially in children, these problems can affect sleeping, eating, and getting enough air during physical activity.

What causes sinus and allergy problems?

The following factors may contribute to sinus or allergy symptoms:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Sinus infections
  • Nonallergic rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Decongestant nasal spray overuse
  • Certain foods or medications
  • Allergens

Examples of allergens that might cause problems with your breathing include pet dander, smoke, mold, dust, and pollen. Your doctor works with you to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and establish a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs.

How are sinus problems and allergies diagnosed?

To help diagnose the cause of your nasal congestion, your doctor reviews your medical history and symptoms. They examine your breathing, eyes, nose, and throat. 

Your practitioner may also complete breathing tests for asthma, allergy skin prick tests, or other diagnostic allergy tests to find out which allergens contribute to your symptoms.

What is the treatment for sinus and allergy symptoms?

Your treatment plan for sinus and allergy symptoms depends on what’s causing the symptoms and their severity. Your doctor might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Rest and fluids for viral infections
  • Saline nasal rinses
  • Over-the-counter medicines or nasal sprays
  • Prescription medications or sprays
  • Avoiding smoke and other irritants
  • An inhaler for asthma
  • Minor surgical procedures

If you require minor surgery to correct nasal congestion due to sinusitis or a deviated septum, your Mableton Urgent Care physician refers you to a qualified specialist in the area.

Don’t let sinus or allergy symptoms make simple everyday tasks unbearable. Schedule an appointment at Mableton Urgent Care over the phone or online today, or simply walk in.

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