With allergy seasons lengthening, are you suffering just allergies or is it sinusitis?

[WCCO-TV News, May 08, 2023] They are late this year, but trees are blooming. That means a later start to seasonal allergies, which are usually something many can nip in the bud.

For many Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, over-the-counter medicines and home remedies aren't enough. Approximately 15% of us report having chronic sinusitis.

"Some people try to just tough it out, but I don't think it's a good idea. Especially because if you have chronic allergies it's going to affect your ability to breathe through the nose. Imagine if you cannot breathe through your nose at night. That can affect your whole health," said Dr. Pramod Kelkar, allergist with Allina Health.

Sinus surgery provides relief, but it doesn't solve the underlying problem. Allergy shots often go hand-in-hand with surgery.

Posted on May 08, 2023 in AllergiesAllergies

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