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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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nbsp; We hear a lot of wives tales, myths and home remedies from our patients. Some have been passed down from generation to generation so often they really are just regarded as fact. One of the most common is the idea that the color of your nasal drainage indicates whether you have a cold, allergies […]

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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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Spring is around the corner, which means the start of the dreaded pollen season. Seasonal allergies cause swelling in the tissue of the sinuses, which can restrict airflow and making it difficult to breathe. When the sinus openings are blocked, they become the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that causes sinus infections. In the […]

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Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a problem that over 35 million people in the United States battle with each spring. For people with allergies, the body’s immune system identifies the allergen, most commonly pollen or mold, as an invader to the body’s system. In reaction to the invasion, the body produces antibodies, which […]

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