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Deviated Septums and Chronic Sinus Infections

Deviated Septums and Chronic Sinus Infections

by Rismary Cabrera
If you are experiencing chronic sinus infections, your nose, or more precisely, your septum, may be to blame. The nasal septum is a thin separation formed by cartilage and bone that divides your nasal cavity into two halves. If the septum is moderately or severely off-center, it can cause breathing issues, and chronic congestion issues, which may then lead to sinus infections. Because the narrowed passageway cannot drain well, excessive mucus begins to pool in the sinus cavity. The sinus cavity is extremely warm and moist- basically the perfect environment to grow bacteria.

Allergies and Your Child's Grades

Allergies and Your Child's Grades

by Shearly (SU)
It is easy to pass off your child’s concerns or cries without realizing it. This is especially easy when trying to help them distinguish real problems from manageable ones. At times, their headaches or stomach aches may seem like excuses to not get homework done. There is a possibility, however, that unexpected and indistinguishable allergies are the cause of such complaints. You may need to consider taking your child to an otolaryngologist for allergy testing, and possibly treatment.

Chronic Sinus Infections: Do You Need Surgery?

Chronic Sinus Infections: Do You Need Surgery?

by Shearly (SU)
At some point in their lives, most people will experience sinusitis (a sinus infection). Sinusitis can be caused by allergies, bacteria, fungal infections, or a viral infection like a cold or flu. In many cases, the original viral infection may have already passed, but the sinus infection lingers on. Colds, for instance, are caused by viral infections.

New Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

New Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

by Shearly (SU)
At one time, hearing loss was just a fact of life for millions of people. With the advent of groundbreaking technologies in diagnosis and treatment, hearing loss does not have to go untreated anymore. Hearing aid technology has been moving at breathtaking speed lately. Comparing the technology from even a few decades ago to now is like comparing a horse and buggy trying to outdistance a Porsche sports car.

What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Blocked sinus passages can make you feel miserable. Newer procedures and treatments, such as balloon sinuplasty, may be able to help you get the relief you have been looking for. The sinuses are hollow cavities inside the skull in the front of the face that not only lighten the overall weight of the skull, but create the resonance you hear in a person’s voice. The sinuses also help to keep your nasal passages moist while trapping tiny particles and other unwanted materials before they can reach the lungs.

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