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Exercise your right to better breathing

by Simone Bueno (SU)
Q: The weather has been so nice that I decided to start running again, but I can hardly breathe. What’s the story? A: Since Austin is one of the fittest cities in the country as well as one whose residents are the most prone to sinus and nasal problems, it is not surprising that they frequently conflict with one another. Whether you like to run, cycle, swim or any other aerobic exercise, sinus and nasal problems can definitely slow you down.

Invasion of the ragweed

by Simone Bueno (SU)
Invasion of the ragweed Q: What is in the air right now? My eyes are burning! A: Texas is known as one of the allergy capitals of the U.S. One of our main allergens, ragweed, is presently in full bloom. The pollination of ragweed occurs nearly the same time each year and lasts from mid-August through November or until the first frost.

Is this the year?

by Simone Bueno (SU)
Many patients who consult with me in my otolaryngology clinic describe problems that they have had for many years. When asked why they waited so long they typically reply that either they did not have time to address the problem or they did not realize there was a solution to the problem. The New Year is upon us.

Many reasons for sinus woes

by Simone Bueno (SU)
Q: What is causing that congestion in my nose? A: It’s the middle of winter in Central Texas and you have persistent nasal congestion. You must have the dreaded Cedar allergies … Or maybe you have a viral upper respiratory infection… Or maybe you have a sinus infection… Or maybe you have undiagnosed chronic sinusitis.

Love the rain, hate the mold

by Simone Bueno (SU)
Central Texas is one of the allergy capitals of North America. Although we deal with Cedar, Elm, Oak, Ragweed, and many grasses, only one outdoor allergen is present 12 months a year…MOLD. With all of the rain recently, the mold counts this summer have been even worse than normal. Symptoms of mold allergy include itchy/watery eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion. 5% of the population has mold allergy and would benefit from treatment. Treatment comes in 3 forms.