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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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  Acute sinusitis is a condition that causes the cavities around your sinuses to swell. When this swelling happens, it causes mucus and drainage to build up, which causes pain or pressure. Sinusitis symptoms include: Nasal drainage Nasal congestion Pain or pressure in the face Ear pain Headache Sore jaw or toothache Sinusitis Treatment When […]

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Chronic sinusitis is the most common chronic condition in the United States. It is not only painful, but also hard to treat in some patients. Until recently, the cause of chronic sinusitis was something of a mystery, but researchers at the St. Louis University School of Medicine think they may be onto solving it. The […]

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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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  Traditional sinus surgery is very effective, but it is also the number one cited fear of those that suffer from ongoing sinusitis. The fear makes sense, when you consider the horror stories you hear nightmarish talk about the seemingly miles of packing gauze and post-surgery pain. Luckily, those techniques are on the way out, […]

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Respiratory disease is often a complication of cystic fibrosis. When we think of respiratory disease, we tend to think of lung disease as the major problem, but both acute and chronic sinusitis is a major concern, as well. Sinusitis can causes serious symptoms and even worsen lung disease. The sinuses are four pairs of air […]

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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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