Sinusitis for Patients

What Exactly is Sinusitis? Healthy sinuses are covered with mucous membrane, moist, delicate tissue with microscopic moving hairs called cilia, covered by thin mucous. The nasal and sinus cilia move back and forth like tiny oars, constantly moving the mucous to flush...

Empty Nose Syndrome

What Is Empty Nose Syndrome? What are Turbinates? Turbinate Surgeries How do you prevent ENS? Treatment What Is Empty Nose Syndrome? The nasal turbinates are shelf-like structures in the nasal cavity (which begins where the inside of your nose enters your head). They...

Nosebleeds

Do you get Nosebleeds? When the nose is dry and crusted, it may bleed, especially if one goes to a dry or cold area at high altitude. For the acute nose bleed try nose drops, such as Neosynephrine 1/4% . Place on cotton, place the cotton in the nose and press gently...

Snoring and What to do About it

Why do we snore? In deep sleep the muscles of the tongue, throat and roof of mouth relax and allow the tongue and soft palate and uvula to fall backward. The heavier the person is, the more overweight, the more this backward fall can close the breathing passage. In a...

Cystic Fibrosis and Sinusitis

Medicine has advanced the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis and sinusitis (CF) significantly in the past 10 years. Various measures that clear the lungs are becoming standardized. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well as other support groups have been contributing not...

Do I need sinus surgery?

I get a lot of questions asking about having surgery of the turbinates. Here are some answers. What are turbinates? The turbinates are shelves on the side of the nose. The main ones are the middle and the inferior. They normally enlarge and shrink. They especially...