Sinuses can absolutely ruin you. Have you ever had a sinus headache? You’re minding your own business and a cold backhands you into the sneezing, coughing, runny-nose realm. You think the cold has gone, but a buildup of mucus in your head pressures you. Your teeth may feel it. You’ll likely get a headache.

Now, expectorants can push mucus from you quicker, helping you get over colds with greater speed. On the other side of the medical fence are antihistamines. These reduce the body’s mucous production, keeping you from having a leaky nasal faucet above your lip. Sometimes one is more appropriate, sometimes another is.

When it comes to allergies, different reactions may predicate different medication. Thankfully, having an allergic reaction doesn’t normally result in that weak, cold, tired feeling which comes with influenza. But you may sneeze, you may cough, and you may rub your nose and mouth dry until it appears you’ve come down with some variant of thrush.

The difficulty with allergies, especially in springtime, is that until the flowers quit blooming, the allergies persist. There can be situations where symptoms don’t lessen for months. This is when allergies go wrong. The truth is, there are times when you need an otolaryngologist to help you handle what you’re going through.

There are many questions you should be asking your doctor, like can you outgrow allergies? Can allergies cause ear infections? Are there long term effects of allergies? Can allergies get worse? What can you do to help your allergies?

What Is An Otolaryngologist?

An otolaryngologist knows how the physical, bodily systems which compose sinuses work. If you’re not careful, you can really hurt yourself by not properly treating them. If you don’t have enough fluids, you can get dried out. If you have too many, the pressure can build. This can affect your head. Sometimes you might perforate an eardrum from a sneeze, a cough, or blowing your nose too hard.

Being in proper health physically, and nutritionally, oftentimes helps immune systems; but there are features of allergies which cannot be sidestepped. While there are instances where allergies seem to come from nowhere, then disappear without a cause, medically, the reasons for such happenstance aren’t well-known.

Determining Allergic Inciting Agents

However, there are natural means of treatment that can assist you. If you have substantial allergies, you want to start treating them in advance to avoid them “going wrong” down the line. One means of treating them may involve a mental consideration. Sometimes allergies are psychosomatic, and poor mental health may contribute.

Getting an allergy test can be key—just ensure you’re not allergic to the metal they test you with! Some people have this condition, and so think they’re allergic to everything, when in reality it’s just the metal they use to pierce skin for immune system response facilitation.

A Sweet Treatment

If you can narrow down what allergens you know interfere with you, it will help you avoid areas where you’re likely to have a reaction. But a better way of dealing with it could be minute exposure. This isn’t endorsed by all medical practitioners, but there are those that champion eating a spoonful of locally-produced honey if you’ve got seasonal allergies.

Bees make honey by visiting all pollen-bearing plants, the primacy of which result in that which facilitates allergic reactions. Bees carry trace amounts of multiple flowers to their hives, and the honey develops from there.

If you eat a spoonful of locally-sourced honey a day, you can expose your body to safe amounts of local allergens, allowing you to better weather the allergy storm in the next season. This does not always work for everyone, but many report it’s an excellent—and sweet—means of combating allergy. At the very least, you get an excuse to eat some daily honey!

Sinus pains can have a terrible impact if you don’t properly address them. Look into the available options out there, and perhaps consult a physician who specializes in sinuses if your allergies hit you hard enough.

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Cite this article as:
Editorial Staff, "When Spring Allergies Go More “Wrong” Than Usual," in Medicalopedia, April 26, 2019, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/7428/when-spring-allergies-go-more-wrong-than-usual/].