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Nasal Valve Stenosis

nasal valve stenosis There are many causes of nasal congestion or blockage. Nasal valve collapse or stenosis is often an over looked and under diagnosed cause. Stenosis means abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body.  The nasal valve refers to the area inside the lower part of the nose between the nasal septum and […]


What are causes of snoring?

Not only can snoring be an issue for a sleep partner, it can also represent a health problem for a patient if it is associated with sleep disordered breathing including sleep apnea.  In the case of sleep disordered breathing, snoring may be a sign of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  This can result in: […]


Loss of Smell

What causes loss of smell? 1. The most common cause of loss of smell (also called anosmia) is secondary to a viral infection such as cold or flu. This is usually temporary. Occasionally, it can result in long-term decrease in smell. 2. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes can result in loss of smell. Approximately 50% […]


ENTC Is Now An Accredited Facility For CT Scans!

We are pleased to announce that our office Is Now An Accredited Facility For CT Scans! Ear, Nose, and Throat Consultants of Nevada has undergone an intensive application and review process and was found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in CT. Click on the […]


The Sinus Headache Conundrum

Types of headaches including migraines headaches, cluster headaches and tension headaches can involve the forehead. Thus, causing a sinus headache.  However, sinus headaches are usually associated with sinus or nasal congestion as well as facial pressure over the cheek areas. At times, a deviated nasal septum can be a cause of a headache.  This is […]


How much radiation from a CT scan of the sinuses?

Many people are concerned about receiving unnecessary or excessive radiation exposure because of the health risks it poses. We are also aware of this at Nevada Sinus Relief.  This is one reason we utilize the Xoran Mini-Cat CT scanner to evaluate sinus conditions and disease.  This scanner emits less than one third of the radiation dose as a conventional CT scanner […]


Managing Allergies In The Spring

Spring is here and with the warm weather comes increased pollen counts that result in seasonal allergies.  Seasonal allergies are very common with almost a third of the population affected by environmental allergies. Symptoms usually consist of itchy or watery eyes, runny nose with congestion, itchy sore throat, and sneezing.  Sometimes postnasal drainage and cough are also […]


CT Scan Is Important For Treating Sinusitis

Not all sinus disease responds to a basic treatment regimen of antibiotics and decongestants. Sometimes sinus disease may keep coming back or seem constant. In these cases a CT scan of the sinuses can be very helpful in determining why the sinus problem has not responded to medical treatment. It can also help with developing […]


Sinus Infections Versus Tooth Ache

Sinus infections and tooth ache: is there a relationship?   It turns out, the upper molar teeth are inserted into the floor of the maxillary or cheek sinuses. Because these areas are so close, a sinus infection or other form of sinus disease may irritate the nerves that supply the upper back teeth. This may […]


Sinus Infections: Do over the counter medications help?

Sinus infections may occur: after a virus causes a cold or upper respiratory tract infection with a severe episode of allergies when bacteria enters into the sinus areas All of these events result in swelling of the normal mucous membrane that surrounds sinus openings. This causes a blockage or obstruction of sinus drainage that can […]