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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 […]


What are the causes of sleep apnea?

If you snore and feel tired, even if you’ve had a full night’s sleep, you may be experiencing sleep apnea. It’s a potentially serious sleep disorder, so it’s important to see your doctor to be evaluated and get necessary testing if your doctor suspects sleep apnea. Read on to learn about the different types of […]


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