Dr. Kagen – I have been seeing an ENT for several years. I have had one surgery for deviated septum, which seemed to make my symptoms worse when I do develop a sinus cold. now my doc is recommending allergy testing. I do not want to go through the same [read more…]
Hello Dr Kagen – My 4 year old daughter coughs lot during the night or after eating food, the coughing will happen when she catches cold – but cold will go but her coughing will be there for longtime. Our doctor told us that she could have mild persistent asthma, [read more…]
My grandmother is turning 90 next week and as far as the doctors can find is in good health. She doesn’t believe them! She has problems with dizziness, weakness, and drainage down the back of her throat. Her doctor agreed she probably has some kind of allergy and has tried [read more…]
Dear Dr. Kagen: My allergist is encouraging me to receive allergen immunotherapy because he says it will probably be beneficial, but I’m skeptical. I’ve talked to people that have received this therapy, and they say the beneficial results only lasted from 1 to 3 years. Plus, their allergic symptoms initially [read more…]
Dear Dr. Kagen, I have suffered from allergies my entire life. However in the last 3 years, my congestion has gotten worse and now I have developed a constant feeling of fluid in my ears. Cracking / popping/ ringing. I also have chronic sinus infections. Things tend to settle down [read more…]
Dear Dr. Kagen, I visited my general practitioner for allergy problems I have been experiencing for approximately 3 years. The symptoms are: Sinus and head pressure, swollen irritated eyes, sleeping, groggy feeling, rundown, some dizziness etc. This occurs all year long and doesn’t seem to be triggered by any one [read more…]
Dear Dr. Kagen, I had allergies in early childhood. The doctor told my mother not to worry, that I would grow out of it. Happily the doctor was right and I did “grow out” of my allergies. That is, until this year. For the first time in 15+ years I’ve [read more…]
Welcome! We’re glad to see you… Feel free to ask me your questions about allergies, asthma, food allergies or any other topic about your immune system. We’re here to help you learn more and feel better. Steve Kagen, M.D.
Sinus is an ancient Roman word that means sewer. We humans have sewers, or sinuses, in our heads to humidify and warm incoming air.