FOOD ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCE, AND SINUS SYMPTOMS:
Allergies to food and food intolerance have been linked with nasal and sinusitis symptoms. Allergy and intolerance are two different types of diseases that some individuals can manifest when exposed to certain foods. More information on this subject can be found on this website. The distinction between allergy and intolerance can be made by a thorough assessment by your treating doctor and an allergy specialist referral may be required.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, DR HARSHITA PANT:
Dr Pant undertook post graduate fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in the USA as a fellow and clinical instructor in minimally invasive skull base surgery, rhinology and allergy. She has a unique understanding of the influence of microbes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) and the patient’s immune system in chronic sinusitis and has extensive training in the medical and surgical treatment of nose and sinus problems. Dr Pant specialises in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and skull base surgery in both adult and paediatric patients, using minimally invasive endonasal (through the nose) approaches. Dr Pant is a staff specialist consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She has an active teaching and research career at the University of Adelaide.