Living With Chronic Sinusitis
Have you been spending too much on your over-the-counter allergy medications, and still not getting any relief? If this has gone on for months on end, you might have chronic sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis is a condition where the hollow spaces behind your nose, eyes, and cheeks get inflamed. This inflammation can cause a range of uncomfortable long-lasting symptoms, including:
- Feelings of pressure in your face
- Postnasal drip
For chronic sinusitis sufferers who are going through over-the-counter allergy medications like water and want to finally find long-lasting relief, immunotherapy treatment might be right for you.
If you haven’t heard of immunotherapy treatment before now, don’t worry! Here is some information that can help.
What is Immunotherapy Treatment?
There are a couple of treatments for chronic sinusitis, such as Immunotherapy and Ballon Sinuplasty (among others). The doctor will give you the best alternative according to a previous diagnosis.
Immunotherapy treatment is the fancy name for an allergy shot. It is a long-term treatment option for reducing or eliminating symptoms for many allergy patients.
What makes immunotherapy treatment so effective is right in the name. It treats your allergy symptoms, instead of just temporarily reducing them. This is because allergy shots go directly to the source.
That is, it works with your immune system.
In other words, each allergy shot you receive gradually strengthens your immune system. That way, your body learns to stop overreacting to specific allergens overtime.
How Does Immunotherapy Treatment Work?
To get the most out of your immunotherapy, you’ll want to visit a clinic that customizes your treatment, like Dr. Matorin’s Sinus & Allergy Center.
Here’s how it all works…
Get Tested for Your Unique Sensitivities
First, your immunotherapy doctor will give you a set of allergy tests. These tests pinpoint your specific sensitivities. That way, your doctor can customize your allergy treatment.
Be sure not to take any antihistamines before your visit. This will help make sure your test results are as accurate as possible.
Choose Your Treatment Plan
Next, you’ll decide with your doctor on your treatment plan. At Dr. Matorin’s Sinus & Allergy Center, patients have the option to choose how they receive their allergy shots.
You can either receive your immunotherapy treatment at the office or have a caregiver give you your allergy shots at home. Our detailed training and educational process make getting treatment at home safe and effective! That way, you can save some time on trips to the clinic.
The Benefits of Immunotherapy Treatment
So, now that you know what immunotherapy treatment is, let’s dive into the many benefits it has for individuals with chronic sinusitis.
Address the Root Cause of Your Chronic Sinusitis
If you’ve been suffering from chronic sinusitis, you might have tried countless over-the-counter allergy medications to find lasting relief. But these only provide short-term relief for your allergy symptoms.
In contrast, allergy shots modify your immune system’s reaction to allergens. As a result, they treat the root cause of your chronic sinusitis.
Get A Customized Treatment
Another benefit of allergy shots is that they are custom-made just for you.
Over-the-counter medications reduce a general host of allergy symptoms. But how do you know if they will help with your specific sensitivities? And how do you know if the dosage will be enough?
With customized immunotherapy shots, you won’t have to guess whether or not your allergy shot will work. You can rest assured your customized vial has enough of what you need to get relief – every time.
Save Money and Time
Say goodbye to expensive drugstore runs each week! Allergy shots take the guesswork out of your allergy treatment, so you won’t have to waste time and money on over-the-counter medications that don’t work for you.
Instead, with immunotherapy treatment, visit the clinic once every 10 to 11 weeks for a new custom vial. Save time and money. It’s a win-win!
Stop Missing Out on Your Life
What’s more, if your chronic sinusitis is serious, you might have had to cancel your plans with family or take off from work without pay. A study from 2004 found that patients who underwent immunotherapy treatment had 72% fewer days off from work or school.
Immunotherapy can help you lose less time to your chronic sinusitis and enjoy more of your life.
Experience Long-Term Relief
Finally, immunotherapy treatment lets people with chronic sinusitis experience long-term relief.
Many pill and liquid allergy medications are not intended for long-term use. They can cause complications if they are relied on too often. Some of the complications that are linked to using these medications for an extended period of time include the following:
- Muscle weakness
- Stomach ulcers
- Increased blood sugar
- High blood pressure
The thing that makes sinusitis chronic, is that the symptoms are long-lasting. For individuals with chronic sinusitis, a long-term solution is necessary.
Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice other aspects of your health for long-term sinus relief. Immunotherapy is designed specifically as a long-term solution to reduce or even eliminate your worst allergy symptoms.
Is Immunotherapy Treatment Right for You?
Have you been wondering if immunotherapy treatment is right for you? You may want to consider seeking out allergy shots if…
- You’re experiencing chronic sinusitis symptoms
- Your doctor ruled out a bacterial infection
- The symptoms have lasted for more than three months
Still not sure if allergy shots are right for you?
Contact our friendly staff at Dr. Matorin’s Sinus & Allergy Center today! We’ll put you in touch with an immunotherapy doctor who will listen to your symptoms and help you determine if immunotherapy is the right solution for you.