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Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal

BREATHE EASIER WITH A TURBINATE REDUCTION

Turbinates are small structures located on the sidewall of each nasal cavity. Their purpose is to filter, warm, and humidify the air that enters the nose before it hits the lungs. There are three sets of turbinates in the nose, but the inferior turbinates are the largest, and typically cause the most symptoms. Turbinates are […]


Which Nasal Spray is Best for You?

How do you know which nasal spray to use when there are so many on the market? Which will work the best? These are common questions at Sinus Snoring Specialists.  Let’s talk about the most common types of sprays and what they can do for you.  You should ultimately consult with your health care provider […]



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What are nasal polyps?

Do you feel like your nose is stuffy all the time, or do you wonder why you always seem to have a cold or allergies? It may be that you have nasal polyps – but what exactly are they, what causes them, and what can you do about them? Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are soft, swollen, sac-like […]


Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?

Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?   If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you may be putting your ears at risk for sudden hearing loss, ear infection, and more! When you have a sinus infection, bacteria pool in your sinus cavities and cause inflammation throughout your nasal cavity and sinus lining. If it […]


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ANSWERS TO THE TOP 5 SINUS QUESTIONS

Ever wonder what the most common questions our providers receive at our clinic? You may have one of these questions and have been looking for an answer. Read further to get the answer to your burning questions!   1.  How can I distinguish allergy symptoms from a sinus infection? It is challenging for a patient […]


Nasal Spray Addiction and Rebound Congestion

What is rhinitis medicamentosa? Rhinitis Medicamentosa is a condition of rebound congestion from long-standing use of topical nasal decongestants. This includes nasal sprays like Afrin® (oxymetalazine), Neo-synophrine® (phenylephrine), or Otrivine® (xylometazoline). If a patient uses these sprays for more than 2-3 days straight, they often experience worsening of congestion and postnasal drip each time it […]



5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BALLOON SINUPLASTY

You may have heard of a non-invasive procedure called balloon sinuplasty to treat chronic sinusitis. For many years, traditional sinus surgery was performed, where the sinus tissue and bone are cut and removed; this produces significant discomfort, bleeding, and poor outcomes for patients. Luckily balloon sinuplasty was created and approved by the FDA in 2005, now […]


A NEW TREATMENT FOR NASAL POLYPS

If you have ever been diagnosed with nasal polyps, you know that they can have a big impact on your quality of life. People with nasal polyps often experience diminished smell and taste, sinus pressure or pain, trouble sleeping, recurring sinus infections, and trouble breathing. What are Nasal Polyps? Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous growths […]


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