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What is the Best Way to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection?

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection?

Acute sinus infections are one of the most common illnesses that affect adults. The sinuses are a group of hollow spaces that are found within the nose. Symptoms of sinusitis include sinus pain, sinus pressure, nasal/sinus congestion, and postnasal drainage. These types of infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. A viral sinus infection has symptoms similar to…

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Do I Have a Cold, Flu, or Allergies?

Do I Have a Cold, Flu, or Allergies?

Allergies and upper respiratory infections, such as the cold or flu, cause similar symptoms, often making it difficult to tell them apart. Symptoms common to allergies, cold and flu include runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, headache, and fatigue. A good way to tell that your symptoms are due to an infection rather than allergies is the presence…

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What Does Your Uvula Do?

What Does Your Uvula Do?

The palatine uvula, otherwise known as the uvula, is the teardrop-shaped piece of soft tissue that hangs down from the roof of your mouth. It is part of the soft palate. The uvula is made from small amounts of thin connective tissue, saliva-producing glands, and muscle tissue. When you eat, your soft palate and uvula are pushed backwards to prevent…

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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a type of endoscopic nasal surgery. It is a minimally invasive, safe and effective medical therapy to open blocked sinuses. It uses small endoscopic catheter-based balloons to dilate the drainage pathways of the large nasal sinuses. It is also known as the “smart” sinus procedure or angioplasty for the nose. Balloon sinuplasty is typically used to treat…

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