Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic healthcare problems in the U.S., afflicting about 37 million Americans annually. The condition significantly impacts patients physically, functionally, and emotionally. It also takes a toll on quality of life. Chronic sinusitis can be treated using antibiotics, steroids, nasal saline and treatment of underlying conditions such as allergies. However, […]
Nasal polyps can put a damper on you sense of smell. These grayish, grape-shaped growth in the nose is called a nasal polyp. Our ENT doctors can help you decide if they should be removed.
What Are Nasal Polyps? If that gorgeous bouquet of red roses doesn’t smell as sweet as you remember—or if you can’t seem to smell them at all– then the culprit may be a grayish, grape-shaped growth in your nose called a nasal polyp. Not only do these polyps dampen your sense of smell, but they […]
Allergies. Colds. Sinus infections. These are several reasons why you may have difficulty breathing at night. They can be caused by something in the environment—like pollen—to a problem with the structure of the nose—such as a deviated septum. Structural problems often require nose plastic surgery to correct. However, another common cause is nasal valve collapse. There […]
The flu can damage your sense of smell. Fortunately, this is usually not permanent, though it may take it a while to return. Often, whether or not you regain your sense of smell depends upon the underlying cause. If extensive damage is done to your nasal nerves, it is more likely that the condition will […]
When you have sinus problems, you need solutions. Quickly. Every day you suffer through sinus issues means you’re losing ground at work, missing out on the activities you love and, well, feeling absolutely miserable. The challenge facing sinus treatment is that there are hundreds of conditions that can cause nasal / sinus symptoms. Perhaps you […]
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass or the sweet scent of flowers at the Raulston Arboretum. Perhaps the fragrance of fresh cut grass reminds you of playing baseball. Have you ever been tempted by the aroma of fresh funnel cakes at the NC State Fair? If you smoke, you can say good-bye […]
Triangle residents are all too familiar with Raleigh’s beltline traffic. When everything runs smoothly, cars zip easily to their destinations. Now imagine that a lane is closed. Traffic slows, transforming your drive into a frustrating delay. Something similar happens with a chronic sinus infection. The sinuses are hollow spaces located around the nose, under the eyes […]