For children who have ongoing sinus problems, sources of inflammation should first be identified and treated. It may be necessary to determine if allergies are a factor. Testing of seasonal allergens, such as tree, grass, and weed pollen, and year-round airborne allergens including dust mites, mold, and animal dander can reveal if immunotherapy (allergy treatment) would be beneficial.
CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat offers allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) as an attractive alternative to weekly allergy shots (which our practice also offers) given weekly at the doctor’s office. These drops, which are taken daily at home, under the tongue, can be a great option for allergy treatment for children and busy parents. Just like allergy shots, they build up the patient’s immunity to the things they are allergic to, much the way a vaccine does against a virus.
These allergy treatments have also been shown to be helpful in treating patients with ADHD.