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Sinuses

The Definitive Guide to Relieving Sinus Problems

Sinus problems aren’t just annoying; they can significantly reduce the quality of your life.  Studies reveal that those with chronic sinus problems actually feel worse than patients with COPD and heart disease. The research also discovered that they feel as bad as someone on kidney dialysis.

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Update on Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is one of the most common things people go the doctor for, and 95% of acute sinusitis infections are caused by viruses (common cold). Antibiotics do not work for viruses. A recent study showed that about 70% of people that go to the doctor for acute sinusitis are treated with an antibiotic.

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Opioids and Pain Management After Sinus Surgery

It is well-known that there is a crippling problem with opioid use and addiction that is currently rampant in America. As a result, many types of surgeons are studying how to manage post-operative pain better and with fewer opioids, including ENT’s.

 

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What Is the Microbiome? These Facts Will Blow Your Mind

If you have never heard this term, pay attention! This refers to the bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. that live on and in our body, including our sinuses. They are essential for a normal, healthy body. These “germs” are the good guys!

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