Category Archives: Sinus

Sinus Infections: Do over the counter medications help?

Sinus infection may occur after a virus causes a cold/upper respiratory tract infection, a severe bout of allergies, or bacterial entry into the sinus area. 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 leading to infection of the […]


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 […]


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 […]


A Runny Nose Solution

Chronic rhinitis is inflammation of the nose lining that results in excessive mucous production causing a runny nose. Patients who suffer from allergies or other types of chronic rhinitis who do not have a good response with medications may be candidates.  A new FDA approved technology called the Clarifix device  aims to help reduce rhinorrhea.  […]