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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 […]


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What is DIG and why do we prescribe it?

If you have ever been treated for a sinus infection at our office, you may have been prescribed a nasal spray called “DIG”. DIG is a compounded nasal spray made by a specialty pharmacy that contains multiple ingredients to treat sinus infection:   Dexamethasone (a topical steroid) Itraconazole (an anti-fungal medication used to treat fungal […]



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 […]



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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Tips to Avoid a Sinus Infection

There are several things you can do to avoid getting a sinus infection. Obviously, washing hands thoroughly, avoiding people with active infection, avoiding cold exposure which dries the sinus lining are all helpful. Allergy control is also critical. Allergic inflammation of the nose and sinuses reduces the natural defenses of the sinus lining making it […]


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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