Approximately 50 million Americans are afflicted with the symptoms relating to severe allergies, making it one of the most common medical conditions in the Untied States. 30% of the population is afflicted by nasal allergies and allergic rhinitis. Seeking the help of an experienced Santa Monica allergist may be your only chance at finding relief and breathing easy again. 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.
ENT & Allergist Santa Monica
There are multiple symptoms related to severe allergies that can greatly interfere with your daily life and overall wellbeing. 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 from a Santa Monica allergist and ENT Doctor, such as Dr. Wu, 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 a trained Santa Monica allergist or surgery depending on he clinical circumstances. Nasal Allergies and Rhinitis Symptoms can hold you hostage in your daily life. It is advised that you seek the assistance of a professional Santa Monica Allergist and ENT Specialist if you are suffering from any of these symptoms.
- Nasal Obstruction
- Itchy Eyes
- Decreased Sense of Smell
- Postnasal Drip
- Ear Pressure
- Facial Pressure
- Loss of Sleep
The Sinus Clinic is a widely respected 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 Santa Monica allergist 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).
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Dr. Arthur Wu, MD
As the head of our ENT Center, Dr. Wu has a passion for helping patients with nasal and sinus problems. His advanced training as a Santa Monica allergist and ENT has given him the skills to treat the most difficult of sinus cases, and a large volume of his patients are those that have failed medical treatment or had previous unsuccessful sinus surgeries. Under the directorship of Dr. Arthur Wu, MD, our patients receive a truly unique medical experience. Pairing cutting edge techniques with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Dr. Wu has spent years perfecting the art of personal care and professional Santa Monica ENT services.
Dr. Arthur Wu firmly believes that each patient should be empowered with as much information regarding their condition and procedure options so each individual can maintain an active role in he or she’s care.
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.
Nasal obstruction, sinus allergies, and sinus headaches can be uncomfortable. Thankfully, these conditions can easily be treated by a professional ear, nose and throat doctor. Dr. Arthur Wu has had years to perfect his Santa Monica ENT medical technique. He provides expert custom care to each individual based on their medical needs. Start breathing easy again.
Nasal obstruction, sinus allergies, and sinus headaches can be uncomfortable. Thankfully, these conditions can easily be treated by a professional ear, nose and throat doctor. Dr. Arthur Wu has had years to perfect his medical techniques as a Santa Monica Sinus Surgeon and provides expert custom care to each individual based on their medical needs. Start breathing easy again. A clear and bright future awaits you at Santa Monica Sinus Center in Southern California.
If you have been diagnosed with a deviated septum or your sinus passages are starting to affect your breathing, nasal or sinus surgery may be required to alleviate the symptoms associated with such issues. As a Santa Monica Sinus Surgeon, Dr. Wu will fully assess your medical needs and then provide you with as much information as possible, along with our professional medical opinion, so that you the patient, can make an informed decision on how you’d like to proceed.
The Sinus Center is known as a center of excellence in Southern California. We are praised for our compassionate care and cutting edge research in the field of nasal and sinus diseases. With a friendly and warm atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home, while still being confident that you’re in professional and experienced hands.
Located in the world renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Towers and headed by Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor Dr. Arthur Wu, the Sinus Center is the premier sinus institute serving the greater Los Angeles Area. The 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.