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Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal

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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 […]


Is it Important to Fix a Deviated Septum?

The septum is the divider that separates the right and left nasal cavities. In fact, the word septum comes from the Greek word for divider. This structure is simple in design as it has a lining on each side and thin eggshell bone and cartilage in the middle layer. As the nose grows during puberty […]


What Makes My Nose Run So Much!

There are many reasons why a person will have an overly runny nose. It is important to understand these various causes and address them individually rather than use a shotgun approach with medical treatments. What causes a runny nose? Allergy Allergy is a very common cause for a runny nose.  It is essentially a misfiring […]




Can my allergy or sinus issues increase my risk of developing viral infections?

We all have defenses against viral infections. These include systemic immunity and local immunity. Systemic Immunity Systemic immunity refers to our overall health and full-body immune system. This can be compromised by immune disorders that weaken the immune system as well as general illnesses, such as diabetes that also tend to make people more susceptible […]


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