Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Services and Cosmetic Procedures
... Sinusitis Sinusitis is the infection or inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities, and it often causes: Headaches Facial pain and pressure Nasal congestion Nasal discharge or drip Decreased ability to breathe through the nose Frequent or persistent colds We offer several treatments for sinusitis, from medications to surgery...

What Causes Ear Infections?
... There are many things that can cause an ear infection but the most common causes include: Changes in air pressure Sinusitis Smoking Allergies Common cold Tonsillitis As we mentioned above, children are more likely to experience ear infections because they have narrower Eustachian tubes...

Nasal Polyps
...You are at greater risk of having nasal polyps if you have: Asthma or allergies Allergic fungal sinusitis Recurring sinus infections Aspirin sensitivity Cystic fibrosis If you are at greater risk of forming nasal polyps, there is a lot you can do to prevent them...

Finding the Right Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
... A special balloon catheter procedure (similar to the one used to treat chronic sinusitis) can be directed into the nose and into the eustachian tube, where it opens up the tubes to help them drain properly...

Correcting a Deviated Septum
...Symptoms of a deviated septum include: Nasal obstruction or full blockage of a nasal cavity Severe facial pain and pressure Frequent headaches Snoring Frequent nosebleeds Difficulty sleeping Severe swelling Your ENT doctor may recommend surgery to correct the abnormality if you have a fully blocked nostril or you are dealing with recurring or chronic bouts of sinusitis...

What Is Nasal Irrigation?
... Nasal irrigation has roots in ayurvedic medicine and involves flushing out the sinuses to help manage symptoms associated with: Sinusitis (both acute and chronic) Colds and other respiratory infections Allergies Irritants Most people have heard of a neti pot, a small pot that holds and pours saline solution through the nasal passages...

What Is Sinus Surgery?
...Surgery can be used to treat chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, or a deviated septum...

Why Do I Get Frequent Nosebleeds?
..., colds and flu; sinusitis) An allergic reaction Chemical irritants If your nosebleed lasts longer than 20 minutes or results from an injury, you must see a doctor right away as this could be a sign of a posterior nosebleed...

Signs and Symptoms of Postnasal Drip
...There are a few possible reasons such as: A cold or flu Allergies Sinusitis Dry, cold air Changes in weather Deviated septum (a common malformation in the nasal wall that separates the two cavities) Pregnancy Certain medications (e...

Do I Have Nasal Polyps?
...People with nasal polyps may not realize that they have them, but they may be more likely to deal with other problems such as chronic sinusitis...

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Asthma Dysgeusia Deviated Septum Fungal Sinusitis Geriatric Rhinitis Hyposmia and Anosmia Nosebleeds Post-Nasal Drip Sinus Headaches Sinusitis Rhinitis Turbinate Hypertrophy

Kids ENT Health
Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) Pediatric Hearing Loss Pediatric Sinusitis Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Asthma
...In adults, asthma can be seen in patients with sinusitis or nasal polyps...

Deviated Septum
... Inferior turbinate hypertrophy—turbinates are finger-like structures in your nose that warm and moisten the air you breathe, and sometimes the lower ones can get too big  Concha bullosa of the middle turbinate—this is when one of the turbinates next to your sinus openings gets a big air bubble in it Nasal valve collapse (internal or external) Sinusitis (acute, recurrent, chronic)   Headaches (contact point)   External nasal deformity (change in the shape of the nose) Decreased sense of smell Are There Potential Dangers or Complications...

Fungal Sinusitis
Fungal sinusitis is a broad term used to describe various situations when fungus might be involved in the cause or symptoms of nasal and sinus inflammation...

Geriatric Rhinitis
... Do I have rhinitis or sinusitis...

Hyposmia and Anosmia
... Symptoms of hyposmia or anosmia may be noticed gradually or suddenly, and include: Decreased or absent sense of smell Decreased sense of taste (flavor is the combination of taste and smell) Nasal blockage or congestion Nasal inflammation Respiratory infection Losing the ability to smell can often be accompanied by symptoms of chronic sinusitis, which may include frequent infections, facial pressure and pain, nasal obstruction, and drainage...

Post-Nasal Drip
...For chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required...

Sinus Headaches
...Studies of patients who have self-diagnosed or been diagnosed with sinus headaches were found to have migraines or tension headaches in more than 80 percent of cases; only three to five percent of these patients had sinusitis...

Sinusitis
...If symptoms of discolored nasal drainage and blockage hang around for more than 10 days, or worsen after they start getting better, there’s a good chance you have sinusitis, an infection or inflammation of the sinuses...

Rhinitis
... Symptoms of rhinitis may include: Nasal blockage or congestion Sneezing Runny nose or postnasal drainage Itchy nose Rhinitis may occur before a case of sinusitis or with sinusitis, a condition where infection or inflammation affects the sinuses...

Turbinate Hypertrophy
...This can be an acute (one time) or chronic (ongoing) problem, and can be caused by many conditions including: Upper respiratory infection, or the common cold Acute sinus infection Allergic rhinitis  Non-allergic rhinitis Chronic rhinosinusitis Medications Hormonal changes Other related factors or conditions that can cause nasal blockage include a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, and external nasal deformity, or other kind of sinus disease...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

Pediatric Sinusitis
Sinusitis (rhinosinusitis) in children can look different than sinusitis in adults...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
...Other symptoms include: Crying or irritability Poor appetite, or feeding and swallowing problems Weight loss or poor weight gain Wet burps or vomiting, or regurgitation Stomach aches Abdominal and/or chest pain Sore throat Hoarseness Asthma or wheezing Chronic coughing and throat clearing Chronic sinusitis  Ear infections and/or fluid in the ear Tooth decay What Causes Pediatric GERD...

Cholesteatoma
...Seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infections (cough/cold), or sinusitis may contribute to eustachian tube dysfunction...