Allergic Rhinitis (Nasal Allergy, Sinus Problem)

Allergic Rhinitis

Condition Description

A common, yet unappreciated condition caused by inflammation of nasal mucous membranes. If left untreated, it can lead to the development of asthma.

Common Symptoms

  • Stuffy nose or nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal itching

Underlying Causes

  • Inhalant allergies to dust, mold, pollen, or animals
  • Hidden food allergies
  • Bacterial or fungal sinus infections

Traditional Approach

  • Antihistamines like Zyrtec, Claritin, Clarinex, Allegra, Chlorpheniramine, and Benadryl
  • Decongestants like Sudafed
  • Nasal steroids like Flonase, Nasacort AQ, Nasarel, Nasonex, or Rhinocort

EHC Approach

  • Inhalant allergy testing and injections
  • Food allergy testing and injections
  • Anti-fungal Medicines and vaccines

 

Success Stories

 

Name

Shirley H

Success Story

I have experienced complete relief from symptoms which have plagued me for years. It is definitely a joy to experience the relief.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s comments:  From the traditional point of view respiratory allergies are one of the most difficult problems to treat and cause a lot of misery in the form of coughing, wheezing, difficulty in breathing and asthma attacks requiring antihistamines, decongestants, inhalers, bronchial treatments, emergency room trips, hospitalizations etc.  On the other hand, if you look from the functional point

of view, it is as simple as testing for dust and mold allergy and providing appropriate immunotherapy.  If you want to avoid medicine trap, you got to look for the cause.

 

 

Condition treated

Nasal Allergies, Nausea, Vomiting, PMS

 

Name

Melissa V age 13

Success Story

Melissa was 13 years of age and active in basketball at her junior high school.  The school year of 1990-91 as very trying for her because this year her allergies decided to explode.  Having undergone treatment with Dr. Sultan, I knew Melissa needed to go sooner or later but this we would do when her symptoms became "troubling".  She was absent from school often for upper respiratory problems.  It is deceiving to believe "any" doctor can deal with routine problems.  Yet this is what we did for several months.  Many dollars were spent on treatment ultimately topped by a tonsillectomy in January.  We felt we had the root of the problem by this time.  Two more months passed before I shook the blinders from my eyes and said, "Enough" to the people who couldn't diagnose the mystery illness. We saw Dr. Sultan in early March 1992.  Within 2 weeks the worst of the symptoms were alleviated, and she was able to return to school for the 1st time in 6 weeks.  Two more months have passed, and the winter problems are now an irksome memory.  As long as she is mindful of what she eats and takes her prescribed medicine she is free of the "mystery" illness.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s comments:  There is nothing better and cheaper than treating the cause through Functional Medicine approach.  It is interesting to know that some people are at the top of the ladder while others are in the middle, and some are still starting.  Yet there is a vast majority who do not even know that a ladder exists.  This can lead you astray for years together and suffer unnecessarily.  Look in your family and see how many people have headaches, sinus problems, chronic fatigue, muscle ache, joint pains or not just feeling well or high blood pressure etc.  All these problems can be treated successfully upstream like in this case.   

 

 

Condition treated

Headaches, Runny Nose, for 24 years-

Name

Sharon M

 

Success Story

It seems as though I had been having headaches and a runny nose forever.  I had gone to my regular doctor several years ago and he said I had allergies and put me on Claritin D.  This helped but I never knew what the allergies were.  My son has been going to Dr. Sultan for several years and had such a dramatic improvement that I decided I should see if I could be helped.  It has been 3 months now and I feel so great.  I know what my allergies are and how to better take care of myself with good eating habits.  I am very thankful for the help.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s Comments: The key question is not-do medicines work but is: are they necessary? No, they are not necessary if you look for the cause! What medicines could not fix in 24 years; allergy treatment fixed it in three months. Remember, medicines cannot fix problems.

 

 

Condition treated

Nasal Allergies

Name

Marvin N

Success Story

After suffering with chronic sinus problems for over 30 years, I felt it necessary to seek medical attention from a different direction.

Following my initial visits to Dr. Sultan at ATC and having an allergy series, I have noticed a tremendous decrease in such symptoms as stuffy nose, sinus infections, psoriasis, gas, coated tongue, heart burn, headaches and muscle spasms.

I feel much better during the day and evening as well as I pursue my family goals, personal goals, and professional endeavors.

The change has been nothing less than remarkable to me over the past two months.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s comments:  It is interesting to note that conditions like psoriasis and many other skin conditions including eczema, acne and acne rosacea can be affectively treated if you look for the underlying causes.  Improvement of nasal symptoms is not a big deal as it is one of the easiest things to respond to proper allergy treatment.  However, with other skin conditions mentioned above people used topical preparations extensively and may take antibiotics for extended period of time which may lead to gut microbiota change leading to numerous digestive and neurological problems as there are gut-brain connections.

 

 

Condition treated

Attention Deficit Disorder, Allergic rhinitis, Allergic headaches

Name

M 14 years old

Success Story

CASE STUDY

14-year-old, white, male, coming from 100 miles away

Major symptoms:

*      Behavioral problems in the form of hyperactivity since early childhood

*      Digestive problems in the form of gas and stomach aches since age 3

*      Headaches for 9 years

*      Nasal congestion since early childhood

Major Diagnoses:

1.     Attention Deficit Disorder

2.     Allergic rhinitis

3.     Allergic headaches

Interesting Features:

*      Premature baby - colicky baby

*      During pregnancy, kicked a lot (an early sign of allergy)

*      Spit up formulas (Again, a marker of allergy especially food sensitivity)

*      Frequent respiratory infections and ear infections since early infancy

*      Benadryl for colds "would wind him up real bad"

*      About his behavior, mother commented:

"He talks about suicide.  Mostly in school, he gets into trouble.  The principal said that he will no longer be able to go to school next year and he will need a special education school.  He is very smart.  In school, either he is sleeping or is acting up a lot."

Prior treatment received:

*      Saw neurologist who put him on nerve pill

*      Saw counselors and school psychologists over the last 4      years

*      Mother gets hold of Dr. Doris Rapp's video showing how foods and chemicals can affect a child's behavior and takes it to school.  This is what the mother had to say about Dr. Rapp’s video:

"I took it to the counselors and the teachers, and everyone saw it.  They said it is just like him and it explains quite a bit of him.  The principal was the only one who would not agree with this, and she did not see the video, she was watching out the window and I don't know why?  I think it is maybe because she doesn't want to admit she is wrong."

Investigations and Treatment

Candida: Allergic to Candida

Foods:    Allergic to multiple foods, including wheat, sugar, corn, soy, chicken, onions, chocolate, cashews

Thyroid:  Symptoms of low thyroid plus low body temperature, but all thyroid tests normal.

Treatment:

*      Desensitization for foods

*      Desensitization for Candida

*      Antifungal medication - Nystatin

*      Thyroid tablet

Outcome: 

Most of the symptoms markedly improved, including hyperactivity, stomach aches, headaches, nasal congestion, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, depression, irritability.

HIS MOTHER COMMENTS:

After being on treatment for 3 months, the mother commented:

"M. was very hyperactive and depressed to the point of suicide.  He didn't relate well with other children and had no friends.  Now he is calm and happy with himself.  He has friends and enjoys playing with them.  He even helps with chores around the house."

Dr Sultan’s Comments

See above. This is a case presentation by Dr. Sultan. If your child has hyperactivity, behavioral problems, attention deficit, ADHD, ADD, Tics, Tourette’s, or any neurological symptoms, please watch Dr. Doris Rapp’s videos. On YouTube search for “Dr. Doris Rapp”. Do not rush to drugs. She has several videos showing how environmental factors as the most important physical causes for neurological symptoms. It not psychological. This is the most profound statement.

 

 

Condition treated

Allergic Rhinitis, Candidiasis

 

Name

Thomas K

Success Story

Recurrent nasal polyps have been no problem as has sneezing or runny nose. Jock Itch has almost completely disappeared, no gas, belching, or diarrhea.   No more fatigue, except when accompanied by extreme activity.  I don't wake up at night to urinate except when I have consumed a great deal of liquid.

I am extremely happy with the results of my treatment.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

The single most common cause for recurrent nasal polyps is allergies.  It is again an example of no matter how many times you do the surgery, unless you look for the underlying causes you could be prone to have repeated sinus surgeries.  In all sorts of sinus problems, one must investigate allergies as a cause.  All allergy testing is not created equal.  Traditional method of allergy testing like scratch test gives a limited information. On the other hand, the new method of allergy testing called serial dilution testing is not only more sensitive in picking up more allergies, but it can also determine what the treatment dose is. With that knowledge you can see you can quickly reach the maintenance dose within a few injections and feel the improvement. 

 

 

Condition treated

Allergic Rhinitis

Name

Jason H

Success Story

All my symptoms have improved.  I am no longer stuck with taking Benadryl or other over-the-counter drugs.  Within a month and a half, I have seen an improvement in all my symptoms which previously made daily life difficult.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s comments:  Inhalant allergies (dust, molds, pollens etc.) are the easiest to treat but when you get into the routine of antihistamines and nasal sprays and decongestants, there is no end to the misery and the cost.  Remember if you have respiratory problems like runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, sinus infections, coughing, wheezing and difficulty in breathing don’t ruin your life with medications; instead approach it from the causative point of view and you will be happy very soon.

 

 

Condition treated

Bronchial Asthma, Nasal Allergies, Gastric Problems

Name

Cindy M

Success Story

Problems included diarrhea, gas, belching, etc.  In the past 6 months, I have been able to stop taking different medications I was on for my stomach.  I have little to no gastro problems at all.  I also have my allergies under control and very seldom experience any asthma symptoms (wheezing, shortness of breath, heavy feeling in chest) at all.  My treatment consists of 2 simple allergy shots per week, taking and controlling my sugar and yeast intake along with some simple changes made at home.

I can't believe how simple the answer was!  I was suffering so much for really no reason.  It has been a blessing to finally find treatment that makes sense and keeps me out o doctors' offices all the time.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s comments:  There is a gut connection to numerous physical ailments including neurological and respiratory ailments.  These results from imbalance gut microorganisms and leaky gut associated with antibiotic use, diet high in sugar and carbohydrates and poor diet choices.  The solution is simple- fix the gut problem along with that treat the collateral damage that has taken place in the form of inhalant allergies causing nasal symptoms and bronchial symptoms.  In Environmental Medicine treating nasal allergy and bronchial asthma are some of the easiest problems to handle. 

 

 

Condition treated

Nasal Allergy, Headaches Blurred Vision, Loss of Concentration

Name

Melissa

Success Story

I found Dr. Sultan's office after months of trying to figure out what was going on with me.  My nose would not stop running.  I couldn't breathe right; my vision would constantly blur, and I had a hard time concentrating.  After only a couple of months of treatment for Candida I felt back to my normal self.

My vision improved, my headaches went away, I can concentrate again, and I can finally smell again.  While I am still working on my nose clearing up completely, I can't thank Dr. Sultan and his amazing staff enough for their patience and understanding.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

You cannot beat treating the cause. It is so simple.

 

 

Condition treated

Nasal Allergies, Sore Throats, Migraine Headaches

 

Name

Tracy H

Success Story

I was suffering from total fatigue - no energy at all for a few months.  I was frustrated with my lack of home and social activities. A previous allergy doctor showed no allergies, only post-nasal drip.  I came to Dr. Sultan who immediately identified all my problems.  It has been about 1-1/2 months and I've improved 90%!  I've returned to my normal activities and have been feeling so much better.  My migraine headaches have also decreased.  I would recommend Dr. Sultan to review anyone's ailments.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

This is not uncommon to miss allergies even though you have typical symptoms of common allergies like runny nose, stuffy nose, repeated sinus infections, coughing, wheezing and asthma. The traditional allergy tests like scratch tests are too insensitive. That is why Dr. Herbert Rinkel developed advanced method of allergy testing called serial dilution testing. Here, multiple dilutions of an allergy extract are tested. This makes test most sensitive and helps to find the treatment dose more quickly. With this method you can reach the treatment dose in 4-5 injections. That is beginning of relief and time to reduce dependence on antihistamines, nasal sprays and bronchial inhalers etc. within 6 weeks this patient got 90% relief.

 

 

 

Condition treated

Allergic Rhinitis

Name

J. D.

Success Story

I had been plagued for many years with a persistent sore throat, maddening and intense itching in my throat, ears, eyes, and mouth, and finally the symptoms that thankfully prompted me to seek treatment from ATC was a throat so swollen from allergies that it felt like my food wouldn't go down my throat. I was unable to swallow and when it finally did get swallowed, it scratched my throat so that I had sores in it also.  Antihistamines no longer helped at all.  Now, I'm finally able to sleep better since I no longer wake up from intense itching and it's no longer as if I'm constantly controlling my temper.  I just simply am not as irritable!

I've been so very happy with quickness of relief from ATC that I would wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone, and I wish that all doctors were as conscientious and knowledgeable as they are at ATC.

 

 

Condition treated

Candida, Thyroid, Magnesium, Inhalants

Name

Thelma B

Success Story

When I started coming here, I had trouble breathing.  It is greatly improved; shortness of breath is greatly improved to a point of non-existent.  My nerves have settled down and my headaches have stopped.  I no longer have cold hands and feet, swelling has subsided, my meals are much more enjoyable since the nervousness does not upset my system. 

My allergy shots take care of the problems I had with molds, hay, and grass.  The thyroid problem is greatly improved with the medication I take.  The magnesium medication has done wonders.  I feel stronger and not tired anymore.  My Candida is under control.  The picture in my chart needs to e replaced because I look much better now.

 

 

Condition treated

Nasal Congestion, Headaches, Fatigue

Name

Bruce F

Success Story

When I came here in September of 1994 I was feeling about as miserable as you can possibly imagine and had been this way for several years.  Constant headaches, sinus pressure, fatigue, severe pain in upper back and shoulders.  Dr. Sultan decided to test me for Candidiasis, testing positive for that, they started me on Nilstat powder and mold mix 6 injections.  They also found that I was very deficient in Magnesium which was causing the muscle cramps and pain in my upper back and shoulders.

Now, in April of 1995, following the directions of the doctor, I am virtually free from headaches, sinus pressure and pain in my back.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s comments:  When you treat the real causes upstream the relief can be quick and fast and lasting.  The best way to spend your money on healthcare is spending upstream for the causes and least downstream on medications. 

 

 

Condition treated

Asthma, Fatigue, Nasal Congestion

Name

Thomas D

Success Story

Since I have been seeing Dr. Sultan and started allergy injections, I have been able to stop taking all other asthma medications which were causing other problems.  I feel better and have a better outlook on life in general!

I no longer wake up tired every morning and feel more productive at work.  It is amazing how much better I feel and how many things I have missed the past 10-15 years that now seems to have been caused by medications I was taking to supposed to make me better.  The side effects were growing, and the conditions were getting worse.  Now I feel I'm on the road to recovery!

At times I really didn't see the connection with some of the tests or treatment.  But I definitely see the results which are positive!

Thanks to Dr. Sultan and his staff for giving my life back!

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s Comments: with sole dependence on medicines, you cannot fix the problems. Moreover, any medicine can cause any number of side effects. It becomes hard to differentiate which symptoms are part of illness and which ones are side effects from medications. By treating the cause, you don’t have to worry all about that. Now, you can worry about more productive things like your job, vacation trips and grandchildren.

 

 

Condition treated

Sinus Problems, Fatigue, Muscle Aches and Pains

 

Name

Kaye H

Success Story

I used to stay on antibiotics all the time and often have yeast infections.  I am no longer sick or have yeast infections since I take my allergy shots.  My muscle aches do not exist anymore. 

It has also helped my tiredness.  I am thankful that I a healthy again.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s Comments: The most common cause for respiratory infections is inhalant allergy (dust, mold, pollens, animal dander etc.) When the resulting infections are treated with antibiotics, it leads to yeast overgrowth. Yeast overgrowth can cause yeast infections and numerous other ailments. You can see how the sick get sicker with symptomatic treatment. Taking care of inhalant allergy and yeast overgrowth was the turning point for Kay.

 

 

Condition treated

Tourette's Syndrome and Nasal Allergies

Name

Michael S

Success Story

Michael developed vocal tics in August 2000 and also displayed the allergic salute.  A pediatric neurologist wanted to put Michael on Haldol to stop the tics.  We researched and found Dr. Sultan.  Michael was tested for allergies, and we also took him or of dairy products.  Within one week his tics had diminished by 75%!  Michael still "tics" occasionally, but unless you asked him, you'd never know he had Tourette's!  Thank you, Dr. Sultan!!!

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Many kids are put on “Nerve” medicines with devastating effects on learning, academic performance, and personality. Please, please, please, before putting any child on mind affecting drugs, explore allergy and related problems. Do you know any child on Ritalin, antidepressants etc., guide their parents to explore possibility of allergies as a cause.

 

 

Condition treated

Bronchial Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Hypothyroidism

Name

Bonnie H.

Success Story

When I first came to Dr. Sultan, I was suffering from continuous sinus infections and wheezing. I also had fungal infections in several toenails and fingernails. I had an allergy test and was found to be allergic to dust, molds and yeast. I started right away on injections and am feeling much better. In fact, much better than I have felt in years.  I used to suffer from headaches every day, now I seldom even have a minor one.

Dr. Sultan found I was suffering from hypothyroidism. He has started me on medication, and I can already feel a difference. I used to think you had to get used to feeling bad. That it was just a way of life. Well, not anymore. I now know you can feel good by treating the cause.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Dr. Sultan’s Comments: headaches, fatigue, low level of energy, sinus and bronchial problems can be a past history if we just educate ourselves to seek the underlying causes. Educate and not medicate is our guiding principle.

 

 

Condition treated

Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Bronchitis, and Chronic Fatigue

Name

Patricia,

Success Story

Being a 37-year-old mother of two girls, I had no time to spare for illness.  I was always cold, tired, and suffered with many sore throats, constantly stuffed up, unable to breathe out of one or both nostrils.  Being a bus driver, and constantly on the go, I would pass Dr. sultan's office often, and wonder how good this man really was. 

I decided one day to give it a try.  On my first appointment, I knew I'd done the right thing.  He's a wonderful doctor, an asset to our community.  The staff is kind and caring always greeting you with a smile and a warm hello.

I thank you, Dr. Sultan.  You worked with me till we found the cause.  By the way, my daughter Lynda is also a patient of Dr. Sultan's.      

Dr Sultan’s Comments

Short and sweet. Treat the cause and see the transformation!

 

 

Condition treated

Treatment Received for:  Allergic Rhinitis; Allergic Bronchitis

Name

Gary

Success Story

I was bothered by frequent sneezing, wheezing and cold-like symptoms.

After seeing Dr. Sultan in May, 1987, I was diagnosed as being allergic to dust, mold, and TOE.  Five years later, I have had hardly any symptoms and I consider this a 100% success story.

Dr Sultan’s Comments

You cannot beat treating the cause. 3 words that can transform your life- Treat the Cause. Is it Easy? Yes! Does it work? Yes!

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