Allergic Rhinitis / Nasal Allergies

Los Angeles Allergy SpecialistNasal Allergies or allergic rhinitis is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 30% of the general population or approximately 50 million Americans. Allergic rhinitis is a hyperactivity of the immune system that causes inflammation of the nasal and sinus cavities known colloquially as “hay fever.” Exposure to normal air particulates such as dust, mold, pollen, and animal dander act as “allergens” in patients with allergic rhinitis, triggering the release of inflammatory chemicals within the nose and sinuses.

 

Nasal Allergies Specialists in Beverly Hills

This causes symptoms of nasal obstruction, sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy nose, decreased sense of smell, runny nose, postnasal drip, ear pressure, and facial pressure. Allergy to certain pollens may cause only seasonal exacerbations of symptoms as is common in “hay fever.” However, allergy to allergens like mold or dust may lead to chronic symptoms that exist all year long, which is known as perennial allergy. Initial treatment of nasal allergies includes oral antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, nasal antihistamine sprays, and saline rinses. Failure of initial medical therapy may require allergy testing and allergy shots by an allergist or surgery depending on the clinical circumstances.

 

Los Angeles Allergy Specialist | Beverly Hills Sinus Center

Beverly Hills Sinus Clinic is a Los Angeles ENT center that is known the world over for their exceptional patient care and cutting-edge nasal and sinus medical services. Dr. Arthur Wu is a board certified Los Angeles ENT Doctor with special training in the treatment of a wide range of medical issues including nasal allergies, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction, sinus and skull base tumors, nasolacrimal duct obstruction (tearing), and exophthalmos (protruding eyes).

 

Click here to contact a highly skilled Los Angeles Allergy Specialist at the Beverly Hills Sinus Center

 

As the head of the Beverly Hills Sinus Institute and a highly skilled Los Angeles ENT Doctor, Dr. Wu has a passion for helping patients with nasal and sinus problems. His advanced training has given him the skills to treat the most difficult of sinus cases. A large volume of his patients are those that have had failed medical treatment in the past or have had previous unsuccessful sinus surgery.

 

Dr. Arthur Wu | Los Angeles Allergy Specialist

Dr. Wu graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Art History. He earned his medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of California, Los Angeles. After finishing his residency training, Dr. Wu completed a fellowship at Harvard in Rhinology – Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery. During his training, Dr. Wu gained specialized experience in the treatment of nasal and sinus disorders.

Click here to contact a highly skilled Los Angeles Allergy Specialist at the Beverly Hills Sinus Center

 

  • beverlyhillssinus
  • beverlyhillssinus
  • beverlyhillssinus