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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

What Are Common Sinus Pain Treatment Options?
...More often than not, sinusitis is to blame...

Treatment Options For Sinus Pain
...Some of the other potential causes of sinus pain and pressure include: Deviated septum (the membrane that separates the nostrils is displaced to one side, causing difficulty breathing and nasal obstruction) Sinusitis/Rhinitis Nasal polyps Allergies Facial/nasal trauma Asthma Smoking Upper respiratory infections Secondary medical conditions, such as HIV and other immune system disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux, cystic fibrosis Treatment will depend on the severity and source of the pain...

FAQs about Your Sinuses
... What is sinusitis...

Are You Dealing with Sinus Problems?
...While allergies are a fairly common issue, nasal dryness, congestion, asthma or sinusitis can all lead to further complications...

What Is A Deviated Septum?
...However, if you have chronic sinusitis or breathing issues, a septoplasty can help improve your symptoms...

Don't Suffer From Sinus Problems Any Longer
...If so, then what you may have been dealing with was a sinus infection (also known as sinusitis)...

What Could Be Causing Your Sore Throat?
... Sinusitis Post-nasal drip caused by sinusitis or allergies can irritate your throat, resulting in pain and inflammation...

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Asthma Dysgeusia Deviated Septum Fungal Sinusitis Geriatric Rhinitis Hyposmia and Anosmia Nosebleeds Post-Nasal Drip Sinus Headaches Sinusitis Rhinitis Turbinate Hypertrophy

Kids ENT Health
Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) Pediatric Hearing Loss Pediatric Sinusitis Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Asthma
...In adults, asthma can be seen in patients with sinusitis or nasal polyps...

Deviated Septum
... Inferior turbinate hypertrophy—turbinates are finger-like structures in your nose that warm and moisten the air you breathe, and sometimes the lower ones can get too big  Concha bullosa of the middle turbinate—this is when one of the turbinates next to your sinus openings gets a big air bubble in it Nasal valve collapse (internal or external) Sinusitis (acute, recurrent, chronic)   Headaches (contact point)   External nasal deformity (change in the shape of the nose) Decreased sense of smell Are There Potential Dangers or Complications...

Fungal Sinusitis
Fungal sinusitis is a broad term used to describe various situations when fungus might be involved in the cause or symptoms of nasal and sinus inflammation...

Geriatric Rhinitis
... Do I have rhinitis or sinusitis...

Hyposmia and Anosmia
... Symptoms of hyposmia or anosmia may be noticed gradually or suddenly, and include: Decreased or absent sense of smell Decreased sense of taste (flavor is the combination of taste and smell) Nasal blockage or congestion Nasal inflammation Respiratory infection Losing the ability to smell can often be accompanied by symptoms of chronic sinusitis, which may include frequent infections, facial pressure and pain, nasal obstruction, and drainage...

Post-Nasal Drip
...For chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required...

Sinus Headaches
...Studies of patients who have self-diagnosed or been diagnosed with sinus headaches were found to have migraines or tension headaches in more than 80 percent of cases; only three to five percent of these patients had sinusitis...

Sinusitis
...If symptoms of discolored nasal drainage and blockage hang around for more than 10 days, or worsen after they start getting better, there’s a good chance you have sinusitis, an infection or inflammation of the sinuses...

Rhinitis
... Symptoms of rhinitis may include: Nasal blockage or congestion Sneezing Runny nose or postnasal drainage Itchy nose Rhinitis may occur before a case of sinusitis or with sinusitis, a condition where infection or inflammation affects the sinuses...

Turbinate Hypertrophy
...This can be an acute (one time) or chronic (ongoing) problem, and can be caused by many conditions including: Upper respiratory infection, or the common cold Acute sinus infection Allergic rhinitis  Non-allergic rhinitis Chronic rhinosinusitis Medications Hormonal changes Other related factors or conditions that can cause nasal blockage include a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, and external nasal deformity, or other kind of sinus disease...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

Pediatric Sinusitis
Sinusitis (rhinosinusitis) in children can look different than sinusitis in adults...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
...Other symptoms include: Crying or irritability Poor appetite, or feeding and swallowing problems Weight loss or poor weight gain Wet burps or vomiting, or regurgitation Stomach aches Abdominal and/or chest pain Sore throat Hoarseness Asthma or wheezing Chronic coughing and throat clearing Chronic sinusitis  Ear infections and/or fluid in the ear Tooth decay What Causes Pediatric GERD...

Cholesteatoma
...Seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infections (cough/cold), or sinusitis may contribute to eustachian tube dysfunction...