Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

Allergies and Common Sinus Infections

Allergies and Common Sinus Infections

Sinus Conditions and Allergy Symptoms

If you’ve felt pressure in your nose and near your temples, you’ve liked experienced trouble with your sinuses. While many patients typically assume their sinus problems are related to a cold, many sinus conditions are caused by an allergic reaction — especially after being exposed to outdoor allergens.

Common Allergy-Related Sinus Problems

When nasal and sinus passages become congested, they can swell and become inflamed in an attempt to remove inhaled particles such as pollen, dust, pet dander, and mold that can trigger an allergic reaction. When allergies cause this response, the condition is commonly referred to as allergic rhinitis.

In our Metro Atlanta offices, we treat many sinus conditions, including:

  • Sinusitis / Allergic Rhinitis: Inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities. Yellow or green nasal discharge is also common, as well as tenderness around the eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead.
  • Chronic Sinus Infections: Repetitive inflammation or obstruction of the sinuses.
  • Sinus Headaches: Pressure in the sinuses which causes headaches.

One way to tell the difference between a cold-related sinus infection and allergic rhinitis is the presence of watery eyes. This is not a common symptom of a viral sinus infection but is often present alongside an allergic reaction.

If you believe you have a sinus infection, speak with one of our specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Treating Sinus Conditions with Allergy Shots

At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our board-certified specialists are highly-effective at using allergy shots to treat patients with sinus conditions. Also known as immunotherapy, allergy shot treatments offer long-lasting relief from a variety of sinus problems related to year-round and seasonal allergies. They can also reduce issues related to allergy-induced asthma.

How Immunotherapy Works

Allergy shots include a small number of allergens, which are injected into your body and act similarly to a vaccination. The end result is to get your body used to the substances you are allergic to so that you’ll no longer experience reactions or symptoms as a result of coming in contact with them.

Our highly-experienced board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia will work out a schedule to receive your shots, which may depend on how your body responds to treatment.

Sinus Treatment in Metro Atlanta

Schedule your same-day appointment with Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia today to discuss allergy shot treatment options for your sinus condition.

Our offices practice a no-wait appointment policy for all new and existing patients and offers same-day and next-day appointments. Contact us at (770) 285-5200 or visit us online to book your appointment 24/7!