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Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal

Can Nasal Procedures Enhance Athletic Performance?

ENHANCING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: HOW NASAL PROCEDURES CAN IMPROVE ATHLETIC ABILITY For athletes, every breath counts. Whether you’re sprinting on the track or pushing your limits in the gym efficient breathing is crucial for optimal performance. However, many athletes struggle with sinus issues that can hinder their ability to breathe freely. Nasal problems such as chronic […]


Why Does My Nose Get Congested When I Drink Wine?

If you’ve ever noticed your nose gets more congested after you have a glass of wine (or other alcohol), you’re not alone! This is a fairly common symptom of alcohol consumption. The reason your nose gets congested when you drink wine is related to the effects alcohol has on your blood vessels. When you have […]


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5 Myths About Septoplasty – Busted!

There are a lot of myths about septoplasty that may make you nervous about the procedure. Many of these are simply not true, especially at Sinus and Snoring Specialists where septoplasty is a simple in-office procedure with an easy recovery. Read below to find out the myths (and the truth!) about septoplasty at our clinic. […]


Help! I can’t stop using Afrin® nasal spray!

If you struggle with nasal congestion or seasonal allergies you may have come across over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays like Afrin® or heard warnings about using these sprays too often. When you feel all stuffed up, decongestant sprays can feel like a miracle cure. Shortly after using Afrin, the blood vessels that lead to congestion constrict […]


How to Keep Your Sinuses Healthy While You Travel

Does it seem like you get sick every time you travel? It can be frustrating if you pick up a sinus infection or cold after plane travel. Congestion, runny nose, pressure, postnasal drip…all these symptoms are no fun while on vacation! Here are some tips on how to keep your sinuses healthy while you travel […]


What is the Best Treatment for Sinus Infection

What is the best treatment for sinus infection? If you get sinus infections, you’ve probably received lots of different treatments over the years. Depending on what type of provider you see, you may receive one or more of the following: an antibiotic, a steroid, a nasal steroid, over-the-counter meds or possibly nothing at all. Unfortunately, […]


The Causes and Treatment of Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS)

You may have heard of a serious nasal and sinus issue called “empty nose syndrome”. The lay literature has frequent warnings for people considering nasal and sinus surgery about this complication. The patient would then suffer from a chronically dry nose, crusting, a sensation of a restricted airway, congestion, and recurring sinus infections. It is […]


The Causes, Prevention, & Treatment of Nosebleeds

PREVENTING AND TREATING NOSEBLEEDS As the weather shifts and the air becomes drier, nosebleeds tend to be a more common occurrence. Although nosebleeds can be alarming, most are minor and easy to control. COMMON CAUSES OF NOSEBLEEDS A nosebleed, medically referred to as epistaxis, is bleeding from the blood vessels that line the inside of […]


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Are Sinus Issues Triggering your Migraine?

What is a Migraine? Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating.  It is usually a severe headache typically centered more around one eye, worsened by light, lasting for hours, and may be associated with nausea. These are neurological headaches caused by a dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. These headaches are evaluated and treated […]


Treatments for Nasal Valve Collapse

What are the treatments for Nasal Valve Collapse? Nasal Valve Collapse is a common problem. It is a condition where the ligaments on the outside of the nose are weak or broken and the nostrils collapse when the patient breathes in. The ligaments can break from an injury to the nose or become weaker with […]


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