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Recurrent Sinusitis

Do you suffer from multiple sinus infections every year? If you require treatment for a sinus infection four or more times a year, your episodes may fall into a category known as recurrent acute sinusitis. There may be different reasons for recurring infections including immune problems or allergies. However, many people with recurrent acute sinusitis […]


Use of Intranasal steroids for rhinitis and sinusitis

Use of Intranasal steroids for rhinitis and sinusitis   Use of intranasal steroids for rhinitis and sinusitis have been a mainstay of treatment for allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinitis for decades.  Nasal spray delivery systems have been used for over 30 years. Basically, steroids are potent anti-inflammatory medications.  They can decrease a number of symptoms […]


Home Remedies For Treating Sinus Congestion

Home remedies for treating sinus congestion There are numerous causes of a stuffy nose from colds to allergies to nasal polyps. However, there are some home remedies for treating sinus congestion that may help. 1.  Clean out the gunk: Thick mucus, whether from allergies or a sinus infection, can obstruct the breathing passages of your […]


New Medication For Sinus and Nasal Polyps

New medication for sinus and nasal polyps A new medication for sinus and nasal polyps has been introduced to help patients with this condition, especially when polyps are recurrent. Nasal and sinus polyps develop as a result of inflammation within the sinus and nasal mucus membrane. This inflammatory reaction, frequently due to severe allergies, results […]


Nasal Breathing

  Nasal breathing The health science behind nose or nasal breathing is highlighted in a new book entitled Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Ongoing research from Stanford as well as other sources tells us that breathing through the nose has significant health advantages over mouth breathing. Nasal breathing decreases snoring, improves treatment […]


Why Can’t I Smell?

  This is a very timely subject because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. A recently published article in the prestigious IFAR (International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology) journal concluded that smell and taste loss was reported in 68% of Covid-19 positive patients. Fortunately, about 74% of these patients recovered their sense of smell after resolution […]


Sudafed-a good treatment for my blocked nose?

  Is Sudafed a good treatment for my blocked nose? Sudafed is a brand name for an oral decongestant that can contain pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine (Sudafed PE). Generally, pseudoephederine is a more potent decongestant and is available over-the-counter behind the pharmacy counter. These decongestants are taken by mouth, as opposed to topical decongestant nasal sprays […]


What Is Local Allergic Rhinitis?

What is Local Allergic Rhinitis (LAR)?       Local allergic rhinitis describes a phenoytpe in which the patient has symptoms characteristic of allergies. Symptoms usually include  nasal congestion, postnasal drainage, and excessive mucous production.  However, the patient’s allergy testing was negative. This means that the “allergen” could still be causing symptoms.  This in turn […]


Business Hours Vary Due To Covid-19

we’re here for you! Dr. Ashley Sikand and his staff hope that everyone is doing their part to stay healthy during these unforeseen times!  We want you all to know that we are here for you if you have an ear or sinus issue.  Dr. Sikand and Zonia Fiesta, APRN are seeing patients on a […]


Telemedicine at Nevada Sinus Relief

Telemedicine at Nevada Sinus Relief   Appointments for telemedicine at Nevada Sinus Relief are now available through Zoom!  The current Covid-19 pandemic has prompted physicians to search for new strategies to manage care for their patients. Telemedicine has emerged as a tool to evaluate and treat patients without the need to travel to a physician’s […]