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5 Tips for Surviving Fall Allergies Oct 1st, 2019

Fall is not necessarily a season you associate with allergies. But in places like Arizona that have a year-round growing season, allergies aren’t just a spring thing. And the fall is particularly difficult because of ragweed pollen.  With over 50 million Americans suffering from allergies annually, getting relief is a...

Plagued by Chronic Sinusitis? You May Have Nasal Polyps Sep 1st, 2019

For many people with nasal polyps, life goes on without effect. These noncancerous growths can result from any number of sources and may not cause complications. However, for some people, these soft bulbs of tissue can affect your breathing, sense of smell, and even leave you prone to frequent infections....

You Could Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It Aug 8th, 2019

If you snore, you’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 90 million Americans are snorers – that’s almost 30% of the population. Although annoying, snoring isn’t dangerous. Other than keeping the people in your house up, it’s just the sound of air struggling to leave your nose...

Myths and Facts About Balloon Sinuplasty Jul 11th, 2019

Sinusitis is a painful condition that develops when your sinuses become swollen and inflamed. Your sinuses are the hollow spaces behind your eyes, nose, and lower forehead.  When you have sinusitis, you can experience a wide range of symptoms, including: Thick and discolored nasal discharge Postnasal drip, or drainage in...

Outdoor Allergens in Arizona Feb 28th, 2019

Why Are My Allergies So Bad in Arizona? It seems like allergies already make our lives miserable enough, but they have also been linked to depression and suicide rates. This does not mean that allergies cause depression, but they can worsen the symptoms. Of course, everyone thinks of pollen and...

Antihistamines vs Nasal Sprays: What is the best medicine for sinus & allergy issues? Feb 4th, 2019

Achieving Allergy Relief Now that allergies happen all year in Arizona due to different types of pollen and desert plants, sufferers are looking for relief and treatment using over-the-counter medicines. Antihistamines are just one type of over the counter medication that is used to relieve cold, sinus and allergy symptoms....

‘Tis the Season for Indoor Allergies Jan 22nd, 2019

Allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people. Allergens are everywhere in the world around us. Examples of common allergens are pollen, foods, and mold. Your living environment may contain a variety of animal and plant life, most of which...

Allergy Resolutions for 2019 Jan 16th, 2019

January is the month to make New Year resolutions with hopes that this year is the best one, yet! So, while you plan your resolutions, consider adding 3 resolutions concerning health. What if this was the year that you took the reins on your allergies, instead of your allergies leading...

The Difference Between Sinusitis & Allergies Dec 28th, 2018

Is it Allergies or Sinusitis? When you are suffering from sinus symptoms it can be difficult to know exactly what is going on with your body. You know that something doesn’t feel the way it should, and you have a good understanding of when it’s more serious than a standard...

Nasal Polyps: What Are The Symptoms? Dec 14th, 2018

Have you been struggling with cold-like symptoms for an extended period of time? Have you tried everything and still can't find relief? If so, you might not have a cold at all. You could actually be suffering from nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are a relatively common condition, affecting approximately four...

Best Allergy Treatment: Shots vs. Drops - Which is the best medication for you? Dec 3rd, 2018

Best Medication for Treating Arizona Allergies? Do you suffer from seasonal or perennial allergies, and over the counter medicine is not helping enough? In that case, we recommend immunotherapy which is an effective solution for keeping allergies at bay and even reducing them over time.  Immunotherapy allows us to desensitize...

7 Tips To Stop Snoring from Ruining Your Sleep! Nov 8th, 2018

Snoring Problems Are a Big Deal 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women in the United States suffer from snoring. While snoring for some can be a minor nuisance, for others, snoring can be a serious problem. Snoring can disrupt the snorer's and his or her partner's sleep...

Local Doctor Freezing Noses in Arizona Oct 30th, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, September 27, 2018 - It's unusual to hear of anything freezing in Arizona in the summer, let alone noses. But Dr. Franklyn R. Gergits, lead physician, and sinus surgeon at The Sinus and Allergy Wellness Center of North Scottsdale are doing just that. On August 28, 2018, he...

Nasty Sinus Infections: What it is and how to get rid of it Sep 26th, 2018

Sinus Infections Sinus infections affect a huge number of people, including 31 million people in the United States alone. These infections can last for only a few days or carry on for months at a time. Also known as sinusitis, sinus infections can feel debilitating, depending on how bad the...

Scottsdale Doctor Gains Special Approval To Perform Newly Approved Sinuva Treatment Sep 17th, 2018

Scottsdale AZ - Dr. Frank Gergits a leading Scottsdale ENT specialist, who almost exclusively deals with sinus issues is delighted to announce that he has been granted special permission in Arizona to perform a breakthrough new treatment called Sinuva. Sinuva is a nasal polyp treatment that can remove the need...

5 Signs You Have a Deviated Septum and What to Do About It Aug 31st, 2018

If you were born with a deviated nasal septum, you might not know what it feels like to experience trouble-free breathing. The condition seems minor enough, but it can cause a domino effect of symptoms and trouble capable of impacting your total-body health. What is it? It's a condition occurring...

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?: 5 Telltale Signs You Might Be Suffering Aug 24th, 2018

What is Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects more than 20 million Americans every year. It's a dangerous disorder because it causes those who have it to stop breathing when they're sleeping at night. If left untreated, there are side effects that those with sleep apnea...

What is Chronic Sinusitis and What Can You Do About It Jul 25th, 2018

Every year, chronic sinusitis affects millions of Americans. In fact, it's the reason for between 18 and 22 million physician visits. This incredibly common condition only seems to be becoming more prevalent, and it costs the U.S. $3.4-5 billion each year. If you're one of the millions of people struggling...

Allergic Rhinitis: 6 Herbal Remedies to Try | Sinus & Allergy Wellness Clinic Jul 10th, 2018

6 Herbal Remedies for Allergic Rhinitis We get a lot of questions from patients inquiring about ideas of natural solutions for treating their allergy symptoms.   We are devoting this blog to explaining two common types of allergies we most often see at our office in Arizona and share some natural...

5 Actions You Can Take To Prevent Horrible Arizona Allergies! May 24th, 2018

Five Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality So You Breathe Easy This Spring As the weather heats up, the desert plants begin to bloom and the pollution increases, many people experience allergy symptoms like a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Indoor air is even worse in some cases, especially...

How the OPEN Procedure Will Relieve Your Sinus Pressure May 17th, 2018

Raise your hand if you hide in your house with nasal spray and decongestants as the rest of your friends and family frolic in the spring air. Is your hand in the air? People with sinus pressure caused by allergies or sinusitis are part of a group of people who...

Intersect ENT’s Sinuva Implant launched at Scottsdale Wellness Center! May 6th, 2018

In April 2018, Intersect ENT held its first Sinuva Summit at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Frank Gergits from the Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center of Scottsdale was one of only a few physicians from the west coast to attend this special event. The select few...