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July 30, 2015
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Today  7/30/15

Pollen Count: 3.9 (Alexander City)  Med-High

Predominant Pollen:  Grass

Today's Tidbit

Grass pollen is known to cause a variety of different allergic reactions. Grass pollen is present in the air in late spring and early summer months, which can cause allergic rhinitis, alllergic conjunctivitis and asthma.  Direct skin contact with grass, from sitting in the grass or mowing the lawn, can cause itching of the skin -- urticaria and atiopic dermatitis.  Grass allergy can also be associated with the fruit pollen syndrome resulting in food allergies to tomatoes, potatoes and peaches.

Balloon sinus dilation is an office procedure that reopens the sinus pathways and restores drainage to deliver immediate and long lasting relief to recurrent and chronic sinusitis sufferers.

In balloon sinus dilation, Dr. McLeod seeks to open the sinus pathways by inflating small balloons in key places in the nose and sinus to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. Poor sinus drainage, which leads to infection and discomfort, is the source of persistent or recurring sinus pain. Antibiotics, decongestants, and steroids can be used to minimize the discomfort of symptoms, but they do not fix the underlying drainage problem.  By restoring sinus drainage, balloon sinus dilation can provide lasting sinus relief to qualified patients, and the sinusitis cycle.

If you think this option may be for you, please contact our office for an appointment.

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