Posts Tagged ‘ sinusitis ’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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: […]