About: Samantha White

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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 […]


How Many Sinus Infections Are Too Many?

While it is quite common to have 1-2 “colds” per year, sinus symptoms that last 2 or more weeks at a time and occur 3 to 5 times a year are considered significant.  This should be further investigated to determine the cause.   Some people are prone to frequent sinus infections.  Sometimes structural problems that […]


In-office balloon sinus dilation vs medical therapy for recurrent acute rhinosinusitis

Summary:  In this randomized controlled study, we evaluated 24-week outcomes for in-office balloon sinus dilation (BSD) performed in office with medical management (MM) as compared with medical management only for patients with recurrent acute sinusitis. To read the full publication, please click on the following link:  IFAR Article IO BSD vs Med Therapy For RARS Nov […]


Nasal breathing vs. mouth breathing-does one help better with memory?

A new article reported in the Journal of Neuroscience concluded that breathing through the nose results in improved memorization abilities versus breathing through the mouth.  The study was conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden which is world-renowned in the area of neuroscience and neurology. Breathing through the nose is also healthier because it […]


What To Do About Frequent Sinus Infections

Recurring sinus infections can be quite frustrating and usually require frequent medication and possibly time off work or school.  These infections normally result in symptoms of facial pressure and headache, as well as nasal congestion.  Infections that occur 4 or more times a year are classified as recurrent acute sinusitis.   Previously, treatment for recurrent […]