Allergies are triggered by environmental components, or allergens, that cause an increased response or sensitivity to your nasal passages and sinuses. These environmental allergens can range from pollen or grass, to dust mites or mold.

Overview and Symptoms

Symptoms that can be associated with allergies include:

  • Itchy or red eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Post nasal drip
  • Headaches
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hoarse-voice
  • Asthma

For specific information on environmental allergies, please read about common kinds of environmental allergens.

Along with your medical history, both blood and skin allergy tests can help detect an your sensitivity to certain allergens. Once your allergies are identified, specific avoidance and treatment measures can be recommended. 


If you are diagnosed with sinonasal allergies, there are multiple initial treatment options, depending on the severity and type of allergic response. Treatment plans are customized to accommodate your lifestyle. Treatment options may involve nasal sprays, and allergy medications (antihistamines), allergy shots or allergy drops, and methods for avoiding exposure.

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