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June 20, 2024

Sniffing Out Solutions to Seasonal Allergies │ Michael Yong, MD

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger

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Episode 56: Show Notes

Congestion. Sneezing. Runny nose. Stuffy nose. These symptoms may be all too familiar to those with allergic rhinitis – sometimes called seasonal allergies or hay fever. An incredibly common condition, allergic rhinitis, affects about 1 in 5 people and is triggered by exposure to allergens, like pollen or pet dander.

Dr. Michael Yong is a board certified otolaryngologist PNI. He provides full-service general otolaryngology care, specializing in nose, sinus and skull base disorders. Using minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Yong treats all manner of related issues including allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

Over-the-counter medications can usually treat allergic rhinitis symptoms, Dr. Yong says, but if that’s not enough, minimally invasive procedures are available.

Listen to this episode and learn how Dr. Yong helps patients find solutions to their rhinitis that may be right under their noses.

About Dr. Yong

Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA

Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA, is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and fellowship-trained in Neurorhinology – Advanced Sinus & Skull Base Surgery. At Pacific Neuroscience Institute®, Dr. Yong provides full-service general Otolaryngology care, with an expertise in sinonasal and skull base disorders. He specializes in using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the treatment of nasal obstruction, smell disorders, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, facial pain, acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and benign and malignant tumors of the sinonasal cavities, among others.

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About the Author

Anthony Effinger

Anthony Effinger

Think Neuro's host is Anthony Effinger, an award-winning journalist who is fascinated with neuroscience and the workings of the brain. Anthony spent 24 years at Bloomberg News, where he covered all aspects of finance, with forays into science and health. In 2006, the Association of Health Care Journalists awarded him first prize for Playing the Odds, an in-depth piece on the changing strategies used to treat prostate cancer. These days, he is a staff writer at Willamette Week, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Last updated: June 21st, 2024