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Today’s Indiana Sinus Forecast – IndianaSinusCenters.com
The Sinus Health Index is falling today indicating more chance for sinus and respiratory issues.
- WEATHER Temps will rise into the mid 30’s today and return to the low 20’s and mid teens this evening. Most of Indiana will see a wintery mix as the ice moved in overnight. Your morning commute should improve as the sun comes out. Expect intermittent drizzle the rest of the day. The barometer is currently stable with the change in weather but will be fluctuating through Thursday indicating more chance of sinus headache triggers if you are sensitive to weather changes.
- AIR QUALITY AQI – Today’s weather pattern is promoting an improving AQI (air quality index) in all areas of Indiana as we move into the afternoon. The lower AQI projections for the afternoon indicate less pollution and better air-quality although the high morning levels in many areas of the state may trigger morning symptoms for sensitive individuals. The numbers should remain stable across the state tonight. It is important to be aware of pollution projections in your area as they can correlate with more chance of respiratory symptom triggers including sinus pain and pressure, nasal and sinus drainage and asthma. This winter we will also see road salt influencing symptoms depending on preparations made by municipal governments. Note: Road Salt and AQI related symptoms can mimic allergies. Ozone (think pollution), and chlorides from salts, are general respiratory irritants and can affect all respiratory symptoms including sinus, eye, and asthma complaints
- POLLEN Pollen – The pollen season has now ended and counts will remain at zero until Spring! There will be no pollen generated locally until the early spring trees begin to pollinate. Depending on the Winter this will not occur until late February or early March 2021. For many of you that is great news! Mold counts will also be more stable with the dry weather for the next several days in most areas despite the abundant fall leaves on the ground. At this point you should see very little symptom triggers and diminished symptoms of drainage, itching, and eye issues as well as less nasal, sinus and respiratory symptoms as the pollen remains low throughout the week.
- SYMPTOMS The Sinus Health Index will be in the good range today but it is falling and will be fluctuating over the next several days. Some of you may see more symptoms today because of personal sensitivities to air-quality, indoor allergens or changes in barometer across the state. Pollen should not be an issue until Spring as we are seeing stable weather patterns roll into Indiana this week. The barometer is shifting favorably today also indicating a risk of headache symptoms as we move into tomorrow if changes in barometric pressure are one of your triggers.
- WHAT TO DO If you are having symptoms, seek out indoor activities and stay indoors as much as possible. There are also plenty of over the counter nasal sinus medications that you can try to help your symptoms. If you can take over the counter decongestants safely this may help headaches triggered from the shifting barometer. If those don’t work, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free new patient evaluation if you have chronic sinus symptoms. Just click the link for treatment on this page or on the site homepage. – Dr Bichey & The Staff #sinusitis #indiana #medical #surgeryday #congestionrelief #congested #congestion #bit.ly/indianasinus
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Advanced Sinus Treatment Options – When Medications Quit Working
This year’s Indiana Allergy and Sinus Season has come to an end. Unfortunately the typical Indiana Winter can have plenty of triggers from poor air-quality, ozone, road salt, and indoor allergens. For those patients who suffer from allergies or have general inflammation triggered by other environmental exposures like local farming, these fluctuating air-quality issues can play havoc on the sinuses. If the Fall was bad for you this year you may be hitting this Winter with a significant amount of chronic inflammation and chronic symptoms. This chronic inflammation leads to chronic swelling of the nasal mucosa which then triggers chronic sinusitis symptoms and chronic infections. After several months of symptoms the anatomy in the sinus spaces of the nose can begin to permanently change so that medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroid sprays and oral allergy medications no longer offer relief. If you continue to have trouble with your sinuses after the allergy season ends you may have transitioned to having chronic sinusitis.
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:
- facial pain and pressure
- headache pain
- congestion and stuffy nose
- thick, yellow-green nasal discharge
- bad breath
- and pain in the upper teeth
If you have any of these types of chronic symptoms you may be a candidate for an innovative office sinus procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty. It’s a minimally invasive, office based procedure that typically can be performed in 15 minutes. As a Center of Excellence, Dr Bichey has performed thousands of Balloon Sinuplasty procedures safely in the office, offering patients a quick return to normal activity and almost no down-time. View more info and video testimonials HERE.
Indiana Sinus Centers through its partnerships with local hospitals, imaging centers and national training sites is committed to offering the surrounding residents of Indiana the safest, least invasive, and most advanced treatment of chronic sinus conditions. Dr. Bichey is a board certified specialist skilled in the utilization of new techniques such as Balloon Sinuplasty and Low Temperature RF Ablation Technology to bring sinus suffers back to a state of normal health with minimal inconvenience, time off work and recovery.
Start the road to better sinus health and see if you are a candidate for treatment. Dr. Bichey is available for an immediate free consultation by clicking HERE.