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Allergies Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Jun 4, 2013 - 3:22:51 PM

You’re Never Too Old for Allergies

By Staff Editor
Jun 4, 2013 - 3:19:06 PM

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( - Allergy season is in full bloom and some may be experiencing symptoms for the first time.  Dr. Jordan Pritikin a board-certified otolaryngologist explains that it is quite common to first experience allergies in adulthood and that your body may become more sensitive to certain allergens over time.

"Allergies aren't limited to those who have experienced them since childhood; the onset of symptoms can occur at any age," says Dr. Pritikin.  "We are seeing unusually high pollen and mold counts right now and people who have never had problems before are suddenly experiencing allergy symptoms." These symptoms can include nasal congestion, watery drainage from the nose, frequent sneezing, itching of the eyes and throat irritation. Sinus pain and ear pressure may also develop secondary to allergic congestion within the nose.

Dr. Pritikin adds that a simple scratch test can determine allergy triggers.  "Once we pinpoint the culprit we can find the appropriate treatments to offer relief from symptoms," says Dr. Pritikin.

About Dr. Jordan Pritikin

Dr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, a private medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Pritikin is aFellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and attended RushMedical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery. Dr. Pritikin and the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center offer patients an unparalleled level of service, utilizing state-of-the art technology and innovative treatments while maintaining a thoughtful and caring approach. For more information visit


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