NYC Surgeon Discusses Seasonal Allergies & Sinus Solutions on New Theory

Park Ave. Surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros discusses the correlation between Fall Allergy Symptoms and their relationship to chronic sinus problems. Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, and plastic surgery. Her signature approach blends how certain medical conditions may affect your vibrancy, appearance and quality of life.

Puffy eyes, a congested nose, sneezing, wheezing and hives: are all symptoms of recurrent reactions and sensitivity towards the change of weather. Many individuals use hay fever as a colloquial term for these periodic allergies and the inflammation of the nose and airways.

Although allergy symptoms become more common during the autumn months, they should not be ignored as they have a tendency to increase the impact of an individual’s chances of developing serious sinusitis.


Symptoms Cold Airborne Allergy
Cough Common Sometimes
General Aches, Pains Slight Never
Fatigue, Weakness Sometimes Sometimes
Itchy Eyes Rare or Never Sometimes
Puffy Eyes Never Common
Sneezing Sometimes Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Runny Nose Common Common
Stuffy Nose Common Common
Fever Rare Never
Duration 3 to 14 days Weeks (for example,
6 weeks for ragweed or grass pollen seasons)
  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Holistic remedies
  • Saline washes
  • Medicated Rinses
  • Antihistamines
  • Nasal steroids
  • Decongestants
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with a cold
  • Avoid those things that you are allergic to,
    such as pollen, house dust mites, mold, pet dander, cockroaches
  • Seek evaluation for protracted symptoms which may indicate nasal and/or sinus blockage

In more frequent or severe cases of sinus infections, Dr. Monica Tadros not only recommends, but also specializes in a procedure known as In-office Balloon Sinuplasty. The main goal is to restore normal sinus drainage within the nasal system as it repairs mucous circulation. This incision-free procedure will help improve the issues and relieve the conditions that bring on the sinus infection, working to correct sinus blockage and puffy eyes. It may be performed alone as a simple in office sinus dilation procedure or in conjunction with surgery in more complicated cases.

Unlike a typical sinus operation, this method is performed by going through the nostrils with a small balloon catheter to help open up the obstructed nasal passages. Dr. Tadros performs this in office procedure under local anesthesia for many sinus sufferers. This alternative option is best for individuals who are hesitant to undergo an invasive technique since there is very little bleeding, only minor discomfort, no incisions, and patients may return to regular day-to-day activities within 24 hours. This advanced balloon sinuplasty technology allows for the use of real time CT scans to precisely navigate your sinuses in 3-D. This technology was only previously available for more invasive surgeries under general anesthesia, but now Dr. Tadros performs 3-D CT navigational balloon sinuplasty safely and comfortably in the office setting.

Dr. Monica Tadros focuses on the most advanced innovations and solutions to ease seasonal allergies permanently, promoting both aesthetic form and function through a wide variety of rhinoplasty and treatments. For more information behind Balloon Sinuplasty or to interview Dr. Monica Tadros regarding the latest revolutionary strategies to cure all of the signs of allergies or other functional concerns, please contact our media experts or schedule a consultation today to learn more about treating your puffy eyes, seasonal allergies or sinus condition.

About Dr. Monica Tadros MD, FACS

Dr. Monica Tadros is a distinguished Facial Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon and Educator. She has offices located on Park Avenue in Manhattan and in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, sleep apnea and plastic surgery in NYC & NJ. She is one of a small number of surgeons to attain dual board certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has combined the two specialties in her unique practice of aesthetic medicine. She was appointed the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Asst. Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the prestigious Columbia University.