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If you think those sinus problems that plague you during the spring and summer months will go away when winter arrives, you are in for a rude awakening. The winter season can cause just as much sinus misery as the warmer seasons. The good news is that you can minimize sinus or allergy flare-ups by […]

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Viruses cause both the flu and the common cold, but a cold is often mistaken for a sinus infection, as both have similar symptoms, including: Sinus pressure Sinus drainage Sinus blockage Headache Fever Sore throat Mild fever According to the CDC, “When sinusitis is caused by a virus or irritation in the air (like cigarette […]

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As every parent knows, complaints of a sore throat are one of the most common in school age children. It is important to pay attention to these complaints, and seek treatment if they persist. Germs that invade the throat and tonsils are typically the cause of sore throats. Additional symptoms that often accompany a sore […]

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With the weather fluctuating between freezing nights and 70 degree days, its no wonder so many of us are dealing with what seems like a never-ending case of the sniffles this month. As you go through your third box of tissues for the week, you might be asking yourself if it is time to head […]

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If you have asthma, there is a good chance that you also suffer from some type of sinus problems, as well. It makes sense, as the nasal passages carry air to the lungs, meaning that what goes on in the sinuses can have an effect on the lungs. When you add asthma to the mix, […]

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There are all sorts of things that can cause sinus infections, and if your sinusitis is reoccurring, you might be surprised if you are told you have nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are growths that hang down from your nasal passages or sinuses like teardrops. Small polyps cause no pain or discomfort, but larger ones can […]

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You really do have to see it to believe it: an X-ray released in the New England Journal of Medicine shows what one woman’s doctor was surprised to find—a screw from a dental implant lodged in her sinus cavity. The patient was a 57-year old Italian woman who complained of sinus headaches. The cause was […]

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  It is officially cold and flu season, and with that, primary care physicians, urgent care and pharmacy minute clinics are packed with patients seeking relief from congestion, sore throat, sinus pain and coughs. Even though being prescribed an antibiotic may make you think you will get better quicker, there is a good chance you […]

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When you think of the causes of sinus infections, you probably think of a virus or bacteria. Though not as common as viral and bacterial sinus infections, fungus can also be behind the pain and pressure of chronic sinusitis. Fungi are found both outdoors and indoors. When we breathe in, we take fungi spores into […]

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With spring around the corner, you might suspect that cold and flu season has faded away. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Common colds, the flu, strep throat, bacterial infections and RSV are still running wild in Atlanta this February and March. Common Colds A virus that is passed from person to person causes the common […]

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