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

EHAC Approach

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

Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Bronchial Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Hypothyroidism

Initials:

B.H

Date:

06/06/91

Story:

When I first came to the Allergy Treatment Center I was ready to lay down and give up as I felt so ill and had seen so many, many different doctors but no one could seem to help me or do anything but treat the symptoms and I felt there had to be something wrong besides nerves as several doctors seemed so easy to use as a diagnosis. Since starting treatment with Dr. Sultan the severe stomach bloating, face, hand, and feet swelling, severe muscle and joint pain, extreme fatigue, diarrhea/constipation, confusion and memory loss have, if not entirely disappeared, have greatly improved. I am beginning to think back and cannot believe that I was in such a physical shape. I just cannot believe the improvement in such a short, short time as I have suffered for almost 10 years.

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, Chronic Fatigue

Initials:

P.H.

Date:

03/16/92

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 is a wonderful doctor, an asset to our community. The staff is kind and caring, always greeting you with a smile and 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.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

if one person in a family has chronic illness that is being caused by environmental factors, it is important to explore similar causes in other family members. Other family members will often be surprised and rewarded with better health.

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis

Initials:

J. D.

Date:

06/24/93

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.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis, Candidiasis

Initials:

T. K.

Date:

04/25/94

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:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis

Initials:

S. H.

Date:

07/13/96

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:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis & Frequent Respiratory Infections

Initials:

Candis S by her father

Date:

05/19/92

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-existence. My nerves have settled down and my headaches have stopped. I no longer have cold hands and feet, swelling has subsided, my bowels have come back to regular stability. My meals are much more enjoyable since the nervousness does not upset my system. My allergy shots take care of the problem 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 be replaced because I look much better now.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

This child presented with repeated respiratory and ear infections. Repeated respiratory and ear infections are among the most common presentation of allergies in children. Typically these are treated with antihistamines, decongestants and antibiotics. Antibiotics cause their own problem by increasing the amount of yeast and then yeast can become an important cause for respiratory symptoms causing inflammation and predisposing the mucous membrane of nose, sinuses and lungs to infections. To break the vicious circle we have to treat inhalant allergies and yeast overgrowth and this is all what it took to turn this child around.

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis, Hay Fever, Chemical sensitivity

Initials:

J.

Date:

N/A

Story:

I started my treatment with allergies with Dr. Sultan soon to be ten years ago in Collinsville in the fall of 1981. If you could have seen me that day ten years ago and see me now, you would not believe it is the same person.
 I truly was a pathetic sight physically. I was wiping my nose and eyes so much that I carried a box of kleenex with me, my eyes were red and watery and I was drained physically. It was hard for me to do simple chores around the home. I was in such distress. I had so much trouble remembering things and couldn't cope with daily living. In other words, a basket case.
That changed. I started taking dust and mold injections weekly and after only a few weeks was feeling much better. Also started taking thyroid. It took time, but after awhile I had more energy, wasn't so sluggish.
Dr. Sultan suggested I purchase some books, "coping With Allergies", I started reading these books and found out ways to rid my house, garage, basement of chemicals and dust. I started using fragrance-free cosmetics. I started using Amway washing detergent. Covering my nose and mouth when using bleach, dusting the furniture frequently and running vacuum to rid my home of dust mites.
I cannot say enough about these books and highly recommend them to those who have allergies. It's our way to educate ourselves and to help us to become healthier people. I still refer to these books when something comes up that I don't know what to do. I am extremely sensitive to chemicals. Now that I know this, I never put gasoline in my car, I don't go outside when grass is being cut, don't go outside at all after 10:00 a.m. unless dire emergency. These are all ways I use to control the environment I live in.
Now that spring is here, I have another problem with the environment: grass and budding trees. I do not go outside when grass is being cut or go outside very often just to be in the outdoors, the sunshine, the beautiful flowers and budding trees, all of these have to be looked at only not smelled. I'm grateful I can see them from my window, I don't have to touch and smell them. One can enjoy the beauty from the inside looking out. I have found out the hard way with my allergies. I have educated myself through trial and error and experience is sill my best teacher.
All of us who suffer from chronic allergies must take responsibility for our own health if we ever want to become healthier individuals. I am truly grateful for my allergist, Dr. Sultan, and his staff, who have helped me so very much and taught me how to cope and have good health. They treat and teach and I'm glad I learned and am still learning ways to experience healthy living in an unhealthy environment.
Last November, Dr. had me take magnesium testing. He found I was 52% deficient in magnesium and started magnesium injections of 300 mg weekly. The first injection made me feel like I was 20 years old again, not so much vitality as tranquility. I couldn't wait for the next injection. I do have more energy and physical well being after being on magnesium injections for four months, plus taking magnesium complex daily. 

After 10 years of being treated by you, Doctor, I am wondering what is left. Believe it or not, there is usually something else to be treated for. As an example, I am in the allergy testing room right now being tested for trees and grass.

Someone once said: Life is one darn thing after another. I can say that for individuals with chronic allergy disease, 10 years is a long time but I can say today it was worth every office visit (except for the finances) (just kidding), every injection, every allergy testing to feel this good or I'm saying great.

 

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