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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 such […]

What Is Local Allergic Rhinitis?

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 can irritate the mucous membranes of the nose and […]

Clinic Hours Update

We hope everyone is continuing to stay healthy and safe! Starting Monday 5/4/20, Dr. Sikand and Nurse Practitioner Zonia will be increasing the number of patients they see a day. Appointments will be available during the following times during the month of May: Monday: – 8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Tuesday:  8:00 a.m. to 11:20 […]

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

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 office. While the face to face […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is an outbreak of disease around the globe.  It is a novel virus that causes a respiratory tract (nose, sinuses, lung region) infection. It is highly contagious – more so than flu.  It is transmitted by carriers who sneeze, cough or touch others close to them. Coronavirus or Covid-19 virus causes symptoms […]

Home Remedies For Colds and Sinusitis

Are there any home remedies for colds to help get over my cold quickly? This question is probably one of the most frequently asked in medicine. First, it’s important to understand that the common cold is indeed very common. Even healthy adults can expect to get 2-3 colds annually. A cold is a viral infection […]

Sinus and Nasal Rinsing

sinus and nasal rinsing- how helpful is it?   Sinus and nasal rinsing or lavage has actually been used since ancient times to treat sinus and nasal disease. However, only recently has research been presented to evaluate the benefits of using saline solution to clear nasal and sinus passages. First, saline acts as a mechanical […]

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. […]

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