Recently, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked the top 100 cities in the United States that cause trouble for people who suffer from spring allergies. See list here. Scores were based on the prevalence of certain types of pollens and molds, pharmacy data for prescription allergy medicines in the area and the number of board-certified allergy and immunology specialists per 10,000 estimated patients. Our own capital city of Raleigh ranked number 64 – not terrible, but not good either.
So, what can you do if you live in one of these top 100 cities and you suffer from spring allergies? Several specialists from WakeMed Physician Practices ENT – Head & Neck Surgery have recently spoken with the news media to offer advice on the treatment and management of allergy symptoms. We’ve included these news stories below so you can learn more and hopefully find some relief.
Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose – What Works for Allergy Season? – WTVD-ABC 11, April 4 – Dr. Mike Ferguson, director of WakeMed Physician Practices ENT – Head & Neck Surgery, was interviewed for this segment that provided helpful tips for treating seasonal allergy symptoms.
Allergy Season Well Underway in North Carolina – WTVD-ABC 11, April 1 – Dr. Brett Dorfman of WakeMed Physician Practices ENT – Head & Neck Surgery was interviewed for this story about the start of spring allergy season.
Suffering from Sinusitis? New Implant May be the Answer – WRAL.com, March 13 – Dr. Brett Dorfman of WakeMed Physician Practices ENT – Head & Neck Surgery discusses a new Propel implant that works like a stent and may be the answer for those who suffer from allergies and sinus disease.