We’ve been talking a lot about winter allergies because they are particularly bad this year due to the inconsistent weather. No matter where you look, people are sneezing, coughing and sniffling.
Most winter allergies are caused by dust and mold that settles indoors now that the windows are closed and there is little ventilation. Dust can be a combination of human skin, pet dander, dirt, insect carcuses and dust mites. About 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites, and if you happen to be one of those people, you know how miserable you can be when you’re cooped up inside for months.
There are a few things you can do that’ll help alleviate your allergy symptoms, including:
- Dust every day
- Vacuum every day
- Wash sheets once a week or more
- Wash stuffed animals often
- Wash curtains monthly
- Get dust mite-proof covers for your pillows, mattress and boxspring
However, dust builds up quickly, especially if you live in an older house or have pets or children. In an attempt to keep ahead of the dust bunnies, you may find yourself spending a large amount of time cleaning and a large amount of money for cleaning supplies. If that’s not enough, which is most often the case, you may also take prescription or over-the-counter decongestants and/or antihistamines. And, if you’re like most people, your allergies don’t end when winter does – and neither do dust problems. Enter the new season, the new seasonal allergy, and the same bothersome symptoms.
CT Sinus Center wants to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert physicians to see how we can put a permanent end to your allergy suffering. When you come in, we’ll sit down with you and thoroughly discuss your symptoms and do a few tests. We’ll then assess which treatment option is best for you, including whether you’re a candidate for balloon sinus dilation, a quick in-house procedure done with local anesthesia, that can promote natural drainage and healing, and keep you breathing freely no matter the season.
The mighty dust mite doesn’t stand a chance up against the treatment procedures available at CT Sinus Center. Book your appointment today at (860) BALLOON and find out what makes us the leader in permanent relief.
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