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Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal


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Why Does My Nose Run Like a Faucet?

Some people have to carry Kleenex with them all of the time. They have a runny nose when they eat, when they exercise, when the weather changes, or seemingly for no reason at all. They have had their sinuses evaluated and there isn’t infection. They use allergy medicines but it really doesn’t help. They may […]



Swollen Uvula | Sinus & Snoring Specialists Austin TX

Why Do I Wake up with a Swollen Uvula?

Patients present to our office frequently reporting mornings where their uvula is severely swollen. The uvula is the little hanging structure in the back of the throat. It is essentially an extension of the soft palate. The patient will typically report that this occurred after a night of severe snoring. It can cause choking and […]


What is Balloon Sinuplasty? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

What Exactly Is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

There has been a lot of information and advertising about balloon sinuplasty over the last few years. This is very exciting technology as it allows for the successful resolution of many nasal and sinus issues with a non-surgical technique. On the other hand, if you look a little deeper, there is a big difference between what […]


Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack?

It seems like there’s a new crazy health claim every week. But there is actual science behind the idea that breathing affects a person’s athletic ability. Many elite athletes have seen Dr. Slaughter for exactly this reason. The nose has a job. It is intended to filter, humidify, and warm the air we breathe. You […]



Is My Sinus Infection Immune To Antibiotics?

Patients who get recurring sinus infections have real concerns about using so many antibiotics. They are not only concerned about the side effects and the cost but also the risk that these important medicines will no longer be effective. It’s not actually the patient that becomes immune but the particular bacteria. Bacteria have sensitivity to […]


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How Does Having Chronic Sinusitis Affect My Health?

We are all familiar with the symptoms we have with chronic sinusitis. Facial pressure, headache, fatigue, congestion. There’s plenty of reason to get this problem resolved. You may not be aware of how it can affect other aspects of your health. Chronic Sinusitis Health Affects Chronic sinusitis causes significant worsening of asthma. Many times adults […]


Balloon Sinuplasty

Is Balloon Sinuplasty the Right Treatment for You?

Recently there has been a lot of news about Balloon Sinuplasty.  Learn about the technology and how can it help you. Many patients suffer from severe sinus pressure and headaches, sinus infections, and chronic nasal congestion. It can be so difficult for these patients to concentrate and handle all of the days demands. The pharmacy is […]


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