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Most Common Fall Allergies in Mississippi

Category: Allergies

Do your runny nose and itchy, watery eyes get worse when fall hits? You’re not alone. Fall allergies affect more than 35 million Americans. Here are the main contributors that trigger fall allergies:

  1. Ragweed - Ragweed can produce one billion grains of pollen in most parts of the South, North and Midwest. In the Midwest regions, ragweed pollination typically ends when temperatures drop and frost begins to develop. However, in areas of the South, ragweed can cause irritation into the winter months.
  2. Mold - Outdoor molds also cause fall allergies. Much like ragweed, outdoor molds cause the most irritation until the first frost. They are most commonly found in soil, composts and leaves.
  3. Rare types of weeds – Though these types of weed are only seen in various parts of the country, goldenrod, curly dock, pigweed and sagebrush can also cause fall allergies.

How to Treat Fall Allergiesfall-allergies-in-mississippi

There are ways to manage your fall allergy symptoms, such as:

  1. Buying a dehumidifier – Buying a dehumidifier helps manage symptoms if your runny nose and itchy eyes are caused by mold.
  2. Avoid hanging clothes outside – Hanging clothes outside can cause pollen and ragweed to accumulate on your clothing.
  3. Buy hypoallergenic filters – If you are sensitive to fall allergies, buying a hypoallergenic filter and changing it monthly can minimize your symptoms.
  4. Keep your air conditioning on at night - Keeping air circulating in your home stops pollen from accumulating.
  5. Consult an ENT doctor – Our ENT specialists provide treatment options and testing for patients suffering from fall allergies. Contact our office today at 228.314.2616 to schedule an appointment.

Should I Use Q-Tips to Clean My Ears?

I’m sure everyone has been told to be careful about sticking Q-Tips too far in their ears. However, it may be a good idea to forgo the use of Q-Tips for cleaning ears all together.

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5 Tips To Keep Sinuses Healthy In Mississippi

Have you ever woken up with sinus pressure, a stuffy nose and sore throat? That’s your sinuses reacting to an irritant. Here are a few tips to keep your respiratory system healthy: Read the rest of this entry »


Worst States to Live in for Allergy Sufferers

Every state has allergens that cause people to feel the impact of seasonal allergies. However, these states are ranked as the worst states to live in for allergy sufferers based on pollen levels, amount of the population on allergy medications and the number of ENT doctors in the area. Mississippi didn’t make it on this list but the climate here is similar to Louisiana.  Our offices in Biloxi and Ocean Springs are only a short drive away from the border and less than two hours from New Orleans. For allergy related questions, contact the Sinuplasty Center of Excellence.  Our physicians have board certifications in otolaryngology, allergy and immunology.

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Ways To Treat Nasal Allergies in Southern Mississippi

 

Nasal allergies occur when allergens in the air affect the nasal passages. They can be caused by a range of allergens, including pollen, animal dander, mold, feathers and more.

So, how can you win the battle against the runny nose, itchy eyes and nasal congestion?

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Four Home Remedies for Sinusitis

Approximately 37 million people struggle with sinusitis at some point in their lives. If you experience the facial pressure and pain associated with sinusitis, there are a few home remedies to relieve the discomfort.

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Swimmer’s Ear Treatment in Biloxi, MS

Swimmer’s ear, also known as external otitis, is a bacterial infection of the outer ear canal. It’s typically caused by excessive water exposure from various activities, such as swimming, diving, surfing and other water sports.

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Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Mississippi

Category: Sleep Apnea

Pediatric sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a child’s breathing becomes blocked as they sleep. Though people of any age can experience obstructive sleep apnea, it most commonly occurs in children ages two to six.

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Are you listening to music that is too loud?

Category: Uncategorized

A recent poll of parents found that over 80% say they are concerned that misuse of personal audio technology is damaging the hearing of children.  Hearing loss can result from too much exposure to sound from any source that is above 85 decibels. Many new technologies such as stereo systems, handheld listening devices and even televisions can produce sound well above the level to be able to cause damage.

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Ear Infection Treatment in Biloxi, Mississippi

Category: Ear Infections

Everybody has dealt with the pain and discomfort caused by ear infections. Though ear infections are harmless a majority of the time, it’s important to have all the facts to properly diagnose and treat ear infections.

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