SoCal Sinus Team, Author at Southern California Sinus Institute

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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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Nasal Obstruction After Septoplasty

Nasal Obstruction After Septoplasty

  • July 17, 2020
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If you have persistent nasal obstruction after septoplasty (deviated septum repair), you’re not alone. But what causes this frustrating and uncomfortable problem? A deviated septum is a very common condition that happens when the wall of narrow bone and cartilage in your nose becomes misaligned from its normal position. It can end up blocking or […]

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What to Expect with In-Office Septoplasty

What to Expect with In-Office Septoplasty

  • June 19, 2020
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Your nasal cavity is divided into two sides by the nasal septum, a thin wall of narrow bone and cartilage. Fairly commonly, this septum can become “deviated” or misaligned from its normal position. A deviated septum can result from injury, such as a broken nose, or it may be present from birth. Many people aren’t […]

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Should You Get Sinus Surgery

Should You Get Sinus Surgery

  • May 27, 2020
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Getting sinus surgery can be a big decision between you and your doctor. Before you make that decision, there is much to consider. What Your Options Are for Chronic Sinusitis You have two options if you suffer from chronic sinusitis: Undergo a procedure or surgery Continue to take medications or use other forms of treatment […]

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What to Expect from Deviated Septum Surgery

What to Expect from Deviated Septum Surgery

  • April 30, 2020
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Deviated septum surgery, also known as septoplasty, is a procedure for straightening the bone and cartilage in between the two sides of the nose.  This is a very common condition and can cause one-sided or bilateral congestion of the nose on a chronic basis.  Patients will often say the problem is day and night but […]

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What Happens When You Don’t Treat Acute Sinusitis

What Happens When You Don’t Treat Acute Sinusitis

  • February 28, 2020
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Acute sinusitis is something none of us want, but which we all experience on occasion. The stuffy nose, the headache, sore throat, cough, earache… Many of us choose to power through, and the treatments for sinusitis are most often home remedies. So, it can be tempting not to have yourself checked out at all. Most cases of […]

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Recovery Guide for Balloon Sinuplasty

Recovery Guide for Balloon Sinuplasty

  • January 28, 2020
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Many people who experience chronic sinusitis can now choose a highly-effective, revolutionary procedure called balloon sinuplasty to open blocked sinus passages and provide sinus relief. Learn more about this procedure and check out our guide to recovery for balloon sinuplasty. How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work? Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be effective […]

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The Differences between a Cold and Sinusitis

The Differences between a Cold and Sinusitis

  • December 30, 2019
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If you’re afflicted with a runny nose and sore throat, you can most likely attribute it to the common cold. Adults average two to three per year, and they typically last between seven and 10 days. There are some symptoms, however, that may point to a sinus infection. Common Cold While people can catch a cold […]

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