Tag Archives: allergy season

Allergy Sufferers Have Access to New Treatment, Allergy Drops, in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads allergy sufferers are bracing themselves for pollen season. And Dr. Christine Franzese, an otolaryngologist at Bon Secours DePaul in Norfolk is seeing more and more patients coming her way – especially with forecasts predicting a particularly bad pollen year. Dr. Franzese says medications and injections can help, but she’s now prescribing allergy drops. […]

Managing Spring Allergy Symptoms in Hampton Roads

As I look out my office window, there are trees in bloom and flowers freshly planted everywhere.  Allergy season is here!  If you are sneezing, rubbing your eyes or have a runny nose or nasal congestion, you are not alone.  Here are some easy tips to alleviate these symptoms so you can enjoy spring: Reduce […]

New Outpatient Procedure Offers Permanent Relief to Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers

Dr. Christine Franzese of the DePaul/EVMS Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery talks about balloon sinuplasty. This outpatient procedure uses a balloon on a wire catheter to widen the walls of the sinuses – helping patients with chronic sinusitis breathe easier. Hear about how the procedure helped two real-life patients! + Read Dr. Franzese’s […]

3 Ways to Tackle Spring Allergies in Hampton Roads

Spring took awhile to come to Hampton Roads this year, but spring allergy season has already kicked up – and will be hanging around through midsummer. Warming temperatures can mean suffering for those who struggle with seasonal allergies. If you are having difficulty functioning due to itchy eyes or sinus headaches, you may want to […]

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Lurking in Some Water Faucets

With allergy season around the corner for Hampton Roads residents, allergy sufferers may want to adjust their habits to avoid a potential deadly health risk. Researchers are saying that the two Louisiana individuals who died last year from a brain-eating primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) contracted the infection after using neti-pots with tap water harboring the […]

Pot a Houseplant to Keep You Healthy

With winter chills picking up outside, we’re spending more and more time inside our warm houses. While it’s certainly warmer inside, the lack of air circulation from bundling up indoors can lead to a build-up of dust particles and contaminants that come from cigarette smoke, pain, and furniture. These particles can lead to fatigue, stress, […]

Free Sinus Seminar: It’s time to get your life back!

The painful symptoms of chronic sinusitis can significantly lower your quality of life. Dr. E. Aubrey Murden, of The Sinus Center of Excellence at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, will speak on the latest in treatment options and the technology that is available to help get your life back! There will be a free sinus […]

5 Ways to Keep Allergens Out of Your Home

When it comes to allergy season, the best thing to do is avoid allergens and allergy triggers especially in your home. Luckily, there are many easy changes you can make around the home to help with allergen avoidance.  In a culture where many have to turn to medicine and vaccinations to help manage allergies, these […]

Feeling All Stuffed Up? Helping Sinusitis Sufferers Breathe Easier

Whether it’s allergy season that has you struggling to breathe or chronic sinusitis that is crippling you with sinus headaches, sinus disorders bring your life to a screeching halt. And with the current change of seasons, many of us are beginning to feel those telltale signs of sinus discomfort and pain. In this educational video […]

Keeping Your Sinuses Clear

Home sinusitis treatments may relieve the symptoms of sinus pain and pressure associated with short-term sinus infections. These methods can help improve the drainage of mucus from the sinuses and prevent a more serious bacterial or fungal infection due to build-up. Stay Hydrated Drink plenty of fluids to help keep your mucus thin. Apply Heat […]