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March 1935

ALLERGY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SINUSITIS AND ALLIED NASAL CONDITIONS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(3):265-271. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020275002

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Abstract

It has been the experience of every physician specializing in the treatment of abnormal conditions of the nose and throat to wonder how next to deal with the cases of those patients who complain of alternating stenosis of the nose, sneezing and watery discharge. It seems that no matter what routine procedure is used, no permanent result is attained. Shrinkage of the nasal tissues, cautery and trimming of the turbinates give only temporary relief. In other words, as long as the patient continues to come for treatment the partial relief lasts, but as soon as the patient remains away for a short time the condition returns in all its fury. Many patients complain of headache and of a heavy feeling in the head, and roentgen examination reveals a thickening of the linings of the nasal sinuses. Intranasal examination almost always reveals pale, boggy, swollen mucous membrane, and since

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