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KPRC Channel 2 News hosts discuss how to prevent allergy problems with the help of American Sinus Institute to enjoy the Houston rodeo.
Speaker 1: Only one.
Hailey: They keep making you leave. Well, I did speak to one girl who had to avoid this month long tradition entirely. Did not go to the rodeo. Because of severe allergy attacks. But she says, now she's back and better than ever. Kelsey Nuwacki says for years her allergy and sinus symptoms were unbearable.
Kelsey: Can't breathe. Eyes itchy, watery it was a mess.
Hailey: Because of an allergy to dust, animals, feathers and pollen, the rodeo and many other life events were not enjoyable.
Kelsey: Going outside, just doing anything was really miserable. The rodeo was just pretty impossible.
Hailey: Physician Assistant with the American Sinus Institute Jason Williams says, most people can find relief with over the counter drugs.
Jason: And those do really well for treating symptoms, and preventing symptoms.
Hailey: When that didn't work for Kelsey, she opted for Balloon Synuplasty to open her nasal passages. It's a procedure done in the doctor's office, that she says significantly improved her symptoms so she can better manage her allergies with over the counter meds and shots. And that's enough to open up her world to experiences like the Houston Rodeo.
Kelsey: I plan on going to see the Chain Smokers. I've never seen them in concert, and definitely Christ Stapleton. I've heard his show is sold out, so I can't wait.
Hailey: If you are an allergy sufferer and heading to the rodeo, the American Sinus Institute says you should do something right now before you go to work, take an Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, one of those types of medicines. And that should help you tackle the allergens that are just hovering over NRG right now. And then they strongly recommend rinsing with a Neti Pot when you get home. That's literally going to rinse the dust and pollen out of your nose so that you don't wake up feeling crummy tomorrow morning when you're joining us.
Speaker 6: Good tips.
Speaker 2: That is helpful, because a lot of folks definitely have issues with that around here.
Speaker 1: But some people have it so bad they need surgery, right?
Hailey: Well, I mean she opted for the surgery. If you have severe sinuses, you can get a prescription or the doctor could give you a steroid shot, but then if that doesn't work, definitely ask if you're a candidate for sinus surgery.
Speaker 2: Yeah, all right.
Speaker 1: Yeah.
Speaker 2: Good advice, Hailey. She's getting back on the horse, I like it. 4