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Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal



What Causes a Sinus Headache?

What causes a sinus headache? Many people suffer from a sinus headache. It can be quite debilitating and actually results in significant work loss. It can also be very difficult to treat as many attempts at medical therapy may be ineffective. The sinuses are actually not called sinuses. They are called “paranasal sinus cavities”. This […]


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Avoid Empty Nose Syndrome

How can I avoid getting an “empty nose”? Many patients have had sinus issues for years and have begun to do research about how this condition can be corrected. During their research they see a frightening condition called empty nose syndrome resulting from sinus surgery. This syndrome is described as a dry and chronically congested […]


Is the Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure the Same Everywhere?

The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure is NOT the same anywhere you go! Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new treatment for chronic sinus issues. For years ENT doctors had two choices available to treat this issue: Medical therapies and sinus surgery. When medical treatment failed, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) would be offered. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery […]


Symptoms of a Chronic Sinus Infection

Acute Sinusitis vs chronic sinusitis Most people know what it means to have a sinus infection. You were feeling fine and now you are sick. Lots of nasal discharge, yellow or green in color, congestion, sinus pressure, headache, sore throat, and possibly a fever. These are the typical symptoms of an Acute Sinusitis. This is […]


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Why Do I Always Have A Runny Nose?

Rhinorrhea is the medical term for a runny nose. This can be a real nuisance as the patient may feel that they need to constantly carry tissue with them. It can also be embarrassing in social situations such as eating meals out with friends. There are multiple reasons why a nose might run too much […]




What Is Sinus Pressure? | Austin TX

What causes sinus pressure and headache?

We have all felt sinus pressure before. It is that ache in our face, around our eyes, and/or in our upper teeth. It can start dull and be a nuisance, but it can really become quite severe and incapacitating. Frequently in headache sufferers, it may then trigger a significant migraine, tension, or cluster headache episode. […]



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