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Topical Medications For Sinusitis

Topical Medications For Sinusitis   Use of topical medications for sinusitis or allergic rhinitis has been demonstrated to help manage symptoms and assist in clearing infection.  Initially, this included use of nasal sprays such as intranasal steroid sprays (Flonase, Nasacort).  However, more recently, physicians have found that the use of topical antibiotics delivered via nasal […]


Physician Education At Nevada Sinus Relief

Physician education at nevada sinus relief Dr. Ashley Sikand has been involved in educating his otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) physician colleagues for over a decade. Frequently,  doctors  from throughout the United States visit while Dr. Sikand performs in office procedures. They discuss techniques including local anesthesia protocols and watch the balloon sinus dilation procedure. […]


When To Consider Sinus Surgery

When Is It Time To Consider Sinus Surgery? It is time to consider sinus or nasal surgery when medical treatment is insufficient to resolve symptoms. In general, those symptoms consist of nasal obstruction, sinus congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, facial pressure and discomfort, as well as postnasal drainage. If the symptoms last for at […]


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 […]