Allergies have a genetic component. If only one parent has allergies of any type, chances are 1 in 3 that each child will have an allergy. If both parents have allergies, it is much more likely (7 in 10) that their children will have allergies.

Turbinate Reduction

Does Afrin or oral decongestants like Sudafed significantly improve your nasal breathing? If so, there is a simple, painless, and effective office procedure that permanently improves nasal breathing.


Your nose is a humidity chamber. To warm and humidify the air, the nasal cavity is lined with turbinates -- erectile, finger-like structures that can swell and, subsequently, block our nasal passageways. This swelling can occur from a cold or nasal allergies, or simply from laying down.

In addition to snoring, swollen turbinates can also be a contributing factor to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Ludwick has successfully performed hundreds of Turbinate Reduction procedures. On average, this in-office procedure takes 15 minutes. You can return to work the same day and there is normally no post-operative pain. Most Turbinate

If you think Turbinate Reduction could be a solution to your nasal congestion, request an appointment and let West Houston ENT bring a breath of fresh air back into your life.

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