Sinuses - Allergy & Asthma Professionals

Sinus Disease

Overview


Sinusitis can be caused by chronic allergy, infection or more commonly a combination of both. Symptoms include sneezing, itching of your nose, stuffy nose or runny nose having yellow or greenish mucous. Other symptoms may include pain and pressure in the face, headaches, bad breath, productive cough, fever, tooth pain and reduced sense of taste or smell.

Acute Sinusitis only happens for a sort time; typically a week. Chronic Sinusitis is typically caused by allergies, bacterial infection and nasal polyps. Other health conditions that may cause Chronic Sinusitis are Asthma and GERD. If one continues to have symptoms of Sinusitis an allergic evaluation is in order. An allergist can conduct tests to determine what you are allergic to. Utilizing a combination of appropriate avoidance measures, the proper use of medication, and immunotherapy (allergy injections) patients can expect marked improvement of their symptoms. If left untreated, Chronic Sinusitis can aggravate Asthma and respiratory disease, chronic headaches, nasal and sinus polyps, systemic infections, and worsen Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dear Patients,

Governor Wolf has asked all non-essential businesses to close for the next 2 weeks.

In compliance with Montgomery County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Drs. Martin and Nannapaneni feel that although allergy injections are important to your health and are recommended to many of our patients, the risk of catching COVID-19 by coming into the hospital/office outweighs the benefits of immunotherapy.  Our intention at this time is to resume injections on April 6, 2020. If that changes, we will update this message.

Our staff and doctors will be present during regular office hours to answer questions and take care of emergencies by telephone or otherwise on a case by case basis. Routine office visits will also be postponed until after April 6, 2020.

Refills for prescriptions and other concerns will be handled by telephone during regular office hours. Teleconference through Face Time will be implemented.

When tests for the COVID-19 virus becomes available, appropriate arrangements will be made.

We ask for patience and understanding during this time. Our utmost interest is the protection of our patient population, our employees and our providers.

Sincerely,
George L Martin, MD
Naveen Nannapaneni, MD