SoCal Sinus Team, Author at Southern California Sinus Institute

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Congestion After Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

Congestion After Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

  • January 28, 2021
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Experiencing congestion after a procedure that was initially done to reduce congestion can be quite frustrating. Not only can it feel a little disheartening, but it can make you question whether your septoplasty procedure or turbinate reduction was worth it to begin with. Don’t fret, this is quite common and can be alleviated with a […]

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Enlarged Turbinate and Deviated Septum

Enlarged Turbinate and Deviated Septum

  • January 15, 2021
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Experiencing nasal congestion all the time can become frustrating when you’re experiencing it around the clock. There’s nothing fun about feeling stuffy or like you’re not getting enough oxygen when you try to breathe. For some, it’s as simple as sinus issues, for others it can be enlarged turbinates, and for some it can be […]

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Dry Throat and Septoplasty: Is It a Concern?

Dry Throat and Septoplasty: Is It a Concern?

  • December 22, 2020
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It is not unusual to have trouble breathing from time to time because of a clogged nose. However, when this breathing difficulty becomes a daily battle, individuals start looking for solutions to this stressful problem. Fortunately, for many, this situation can be fixed through a procedure known as septoplasty. Yet, even though this surgery can […]

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What Does a Deviated Septum Have to Do with Weight Loss and How I Feel?

What Does a Deviated Septum Have to Do with Weight Loss and How I Feel?

  • December 15, 2020
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You’ve more than likely heard that every part of your body has its role time and time again. The statement is something that we all hear and all know, but what you may not realize is that something like a deviated septum can impact more than your breathing or how often you get migraines. A […]

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Sinus Surgery: Causes, Types, Post-Operative Care, and Why Avoid Alcohol

Sinus Surgery: Causes, Types, Post-Operative Care, and Why Avoid Alcohol

  • November 30, 2020
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Sinus Surgery: Causes, Types, Post-Operative Care, and Why Avoid Alcohol Sinuses refer to the cavities inside your skull. They are situated around the nose and eyes and the front of the face. Most people have eight sinus cavities which extend to behind the forehead. These cavities help make your skull is lighter and produce mucus […]

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How to Sleep After Septoplasty

How to Sleep After Septoplasty

  • November 30, 2020
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A deviated septum can cause a lifetime of annoying and often painful problems with breathing through the nose and sinus problems. People are sometimes born with a deviated septum, or it happens because of an injury, and it causes problems including sinusitis, nasal congestion and loud snoring. Often, surgery is the only option to fully […]

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How Long Does It Take for Turbinate Reduction to Heal?

How Long Does It Take for Turbinate Reduction to Heal?

  • October 28, 2020
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For people who have chronic congestion, chronic sinus infections, chronic mouth breathing/snoring and/or chronic nosebleeds that don’t respond well to other treatments, something called turbinate reduction may be the best option. Turbinate reduction or trubinoplasty, which is really an umbrella term for a few different procedures, aims to open up your nasal passages to allow […]

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A Guide On Deviated Septum– Deviated Septum FAQs

A Guide On Deviated Septum– Deviated Septum FAQs

  • September 29, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions About Deviated Septum What is a deviated septum? A deviated septum is a condition that impacts the nasal septum and affects our breathing. Our nasal septum is the dividing wall between the left and right sides of our nose and is made of bone and cartilage. In someone with a deviated septum, […]

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What is a Maxillary Sinus Retention Cyst?

What is a Maxillary Sinus Retention Cyst?

  • September 25, 2020
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A maxillary sinus retention cyst is a lesion that develops on the inside of the wall of the maxillary sinus. They are often dome-shaped, soft masses that usually develop on the bottom of the maxillary sinus. Fortunately, a retention cyst of the maxillary sinus is a benign lesion, or non-cancerous. Still, if you have a […]

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What to Expect With In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

What to Expect With In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

  • August 2, 2020
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Do you have a stuffy nose, pain and pressure in the face, and what feels like a cold that doesn’t go away for months? You may have chronic sinusitis (sinus infection / inflammation), a common condition experienced by many people in the Los Angeles area. What Causes Sinusitis? Your sinuses are hollow cavities filled with […]

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