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Caring for Your Nose Health in Plano

Congestion, nasal polyps, allergic rhinitis, and deviated septum are a few of the different problems that happen in your nose. Some of the more common conditions we treat often are:


Have you ever had a cold or allergic attack that would not disappear? If so, it’s likely you had sinus problems. An estimated 37 million people are afflicted with sinusitis each year, placing it among the most common health conditions in America. That number could be significantly higher, considering that the signs of bacterial sinus problems commonly resemble colds or allergies, and many victims never ever see an ENT doctor or allergy specialist for proper diagnosis or therapy. Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus lining membrane. Take the following self-quiz* to see if you have sinusitis.

Do I have facial pressure/pain? Yes No
Do I have headaches? Yes No
Do I have congestion or stuffy nose? Yes No
Do I have thick, yellow-green nasal discharge? Yes No
Do I have a low-grade fever (99-100°)? Yes No
Do I have bad breath? Yes No
Do I have pain in my upper teeth? Yes No

*NOTE: Survey provided by American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

If you answered, “Yes” to three or more symptoms above, you may have a sinus infection resulting from allergies, bacteria or a response to fungi. We recommend that you call Dr. Peskind for an appointment and examination.

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

Allergic rhinitis happens when the body’s immune system over-responds to certain non-infectious particles such as plant pollens, mold and mildew, allergens, animal hair, industrial chemicals (including tobacco smoke), foods, medications and insect poisons. During a sensitivity attack, antibodies connect to cells that release histamine in the lungs, skin, and mucous membrane layers. Histamine opens blood vessels and causes skin redness and inflammation. When this occurs in the nose, sneezing and blockage result.

Nasal Obstruction

Nasal obstruction includes anything that disrupts the flow of air into and out of the nose. An obstruction might prohibit the flow of air in one or both nasal passages.
Many cases of nasal obstruction are relatively short-term, caused by sinusitis, allergies, birth control medicine or overuse of nasal sprays. Some blockages can result from anatomical elements, such as a deviated septum, enlarged adenoids, nasal polyps, turbinate bones or foreign objects.

If the nasal obstruction coincides with a particular season, it could be triggered by an allergic reaction to pollen. If the clog appears on only one side of the nose, then an anatomical cause is most likely. Snoring is often caused by an anatomical nasal obstruction.

If you can identify the source of the irritant you would be wise to avoid it and the resulting nasal obstruction altogether. If the source is anatomical, surgery is usually the best course of action to get you back to a pleasurable lifestyle.


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Steven Peskind, MD 5957 Dallas Parkway, Suite #100, Plano, Texas 75093


Steven Peskind, MD: 972-596-2552
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Office Hours - Dr. Peskind

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am-12pm, 1:00 pm-5 pm
Friday, 7:30 am - 12 pm

Office Hours - Enhanced Hearing/Hearing Aids

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 12 pm, 1:00 pm - 5 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12 pm

Steven Peskind, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) and allergy specialist located at 5957 Dallas Parkway, Suite #100 in Plano, TX 75093. Call 972-596-2552 or fax to 972-964-7209.

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