25/Mar/2015

Another Awful Allergy Season?

Allergy season is nearly here, and this year could be particularly tough due to all the snow we’ve had. In this NBC4 video, Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center in Gaithersburg says the snow means dampness — which means mold. Here’s what to do.

Top 10 reasons to tackle your allergies now!
Top 10 reasons to tackle your allergies now!

Top 10 reasons to tackle your allergies now.

  1. Sinusitis:  Sinus infections are often due to allergy run amok and gone out of control
  2. Trigger a migraine:  Allergies that flare can trigger migraines (so bad that you will throw up and grab your head)
  3. Asthma:  Allergy can absolutely trigger asthma attack.
  4. DUI:  taking the wrong allergy meds can get you arrested for driving under the influence (of a sedating med)   so don’t just think you can pop a Benadryl.
  5. Failing a test /get sent to the principals office:  Allergy unchecked makes it hard for your child to learn while they are blowing their nose and not paying attention to class.  It effects your hearing (clogged ears) and makes you irritable hence you get sent to principals office.
  6. Sleep disturbance:  all that clogged nose makes it so you don’t sleep, hence the next day you are a wreck.
  7. Depression: allergy increases risk of depression.
  8. Short stature: all that poor sleep means you don’t release growth hormone, hence a child wont grow as well or as fast.
  9. Pink eye/ vision problems:  all that itching in your eye can get you infected.
  10. Effect your sex life — 85% of adults with allergy says it does effect their sex life.  Why?  All that wheezing and sneezing (not to mention snoring and snorting) makes you “not in the mood” and most definitely not attractive.

So the point being — go get your allergies under control at the beginning of the season, don’t just let it run its course. Its really nothing to sneeze at, it is so much more than a runny nose.


12/Feb/2015

The Difference Between Measles and Rash

The measles outbreak has a lot of people talking and it’s raised a lot of questions about our children’s health.

Dr. Jackie on the Difference Between Measles and Rash
Dr. Jackie on the Difference Between Measles and Rash

In this NBC4 videoDr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains how you can tell the difference between a child’s rash and measles, and answers some of our questions:

  1. How easy is it to confuse measles with rash or something else?
  2. What are the long-term effects of this potentially fatal virus?
  3. With measles spreading like it is, aren’t babies that are not to be vaccinated until they’re at least a year old at much higher risk now?
  4. How risky is some parents’ choice to “delay” vaccinations?
  5. Should a woman who gets the vaccine “wait” to get pregnant?
  6. Who, for medical reasons, should NOT get the vaccine?

How to protect your child from measles

How to protect your child from measles
How to protect your child from measles

21/Nov/2013

If you need motivation to quit smoking, Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center in Gaithersburg, Md., says there’s new evidence that you should quit for your the sake of your children and your heart.

Quit smoking for your the sake of your children and your heart

Let’s start with the kids because folks will say, I smoke but not around the kids. And that really doesn’t matter, does it?

What are the main health problems kids can have?

And it doesn’t matter whether it’s smoke in your lungs…the air, the car or your clothes?

Okay, how does smoking affect a “woman’s” fertility?

We all know about lung cancer…what else?

And what about NEW studies showing it really is never too late to quit?

What’s the KEY to quitting?


23/Oct/2013

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? Do you “get” flu shots? If the answers to those questions are “NO,” there’s new research that says you might want to reconsider.

New Reasons to Get the Flu Shot

In this NBC4 videoDr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, an allergy doctor at Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center with offices in Gaithersburg, Olney, and Frederick, MD,discusses new reasons why you should make sure to get a flu shot.

  1. New research out of Toronto… says the flu vaccine not only protects you against possibly serious complications….it may also cut the risk of “ heart attack” or “stroke” in HALF. How?
  2. So are we talking about reducing heart attack and stroke risk in “healthy” people… or folks who are already sick?
  3. And if you suffer from conditions like diabetes or asthma, is it doubly important to get a flu shot?
  4. Researchers in the UK are now pushing flu shots for kids between the ages of 5-16…not just for the very young, the very old and those at highest risk. Why THIS group?
  5. If you GET the flu…what are the new drugs in the works?
  6. There are many people who swear that flu shots MAKE them sick. What’s your advice to them?

11/Sep/2013

FDA Approves Allergy Spray for Over-the-Counter Use

Allergy sufferers who used the spray triamcinolone – brand name Nasacort – needed a prescription, but the FDA approved it for over-the-counter use.

In this NBC4 videoDr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, an allergy doctor at Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center with offices in Gaithersburg, Olney, and Frederick, MD, has what you need to know about this and other drugs that get over-the-counter approval.


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