ENT & Ocular Allergy

Allergies primarily affect the middle ear which has a drainage tube or pressure release valve called the eustachian (you-STAY-shun) tube. If this tube is blocked with mucus or its opening is blocked by the swelling caused by allergy, then pressure and fluid can build up in the middle ear. This gives us the sensation of being down a well, having the need to “pop” our ears frequently, and can result in the diminished hearing. Allergies are well a recognized cause for recurrent otitis media or OM, also called as Middle ear infections.
 
Nasal allergies can cause itching, nasal rubbing, sneezing, nasal congestion, and nasal drainage. Generally, allergies are not the primary cause of these symptoms in children under four years old. However, in allergic children, these symptoms are caused by exposure to allergens such as pollens, mold, dust, and dander. Allergies may lead to the formation of too much mucus which can make the running nose or drip down the back of the throat, which cause “post-nasal drip”, which can lead to sore throats, cough and a husky voice.
 
Ocular allergy is also known as eye allergy such as allergic conjunctivitis which is an inflammatory reaction of the eye caused by particles or allergens in the environment. It is very usual and occurs in all age groups of people. Inflammation can be asymptomatic or cause dramatic symptoms, and in severe cases, can cause severe loss of vision.

  • Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
  • Nasal allergy
  • Ear infection and allergy
  • Sore throat and irritation
  • Allergic conjunctivitis

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