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Signs of a Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is the thin wall of cartilage between the two nasal passages. Many people have a deviated septum, which is when the septum is displaced or off-center. This makes one nasal passage smaller than the other or can make both passages blocked, if the deviated septum is s-shaped ...
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What Causes a Deviated Septum?

The thin wall of bone and cartilage that divides your nose into left and right nasal passages is known as the septum. It can become deviated when it is displaced or off-center, making one of your nasal passages narrower than the other or making it shaped improperly. A deviated septum ...
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Dr. Cohen’s Corner: Will Fixing a Deviated Septum Stop Loud Snoring?

If you or your partner is a loud snorer, the culprit may be a deviated septum, but will fixing it stop problems of loud snoring? It depends. More than 80% of people in the U.S. may be living with a deviated septum and not know it, and snoring is a ...
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Long Term Effects of Sinus Medication

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, can be a miserable experience. Pain and pressure in the face, congestion, sore throat, headache, snoring, dry mouth, fever and fatigue are all common symptoms. If sinusitis is accompanied by certain symptoms and persists for more than 12 weeks, it’s considered chronic. If you’re managing ...
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Minimally Invasive Options for In-Office Sinus Surgery

Sinus inflammation (sinusitis) is a common condition that is diagnosed in more than 30 million Americans every year. It is an irritating condition that can cause a lot of discomfort, affects one’s quality of life, causes recurrent infections and even some degree of facial pain and headaches. The symptoms vary ...
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The Success Rate of Turbinate Reduction Procedures

Have you ever heard of Turbinate Reduction? It is a treatment that reduces the size of your turbinates. Turbinates are structures in the nose that can cause nasal obstruction when enlarged, inflamed, or infected. By reducing their size, patients experience less frequent episodes of sinusitis and chronic rhinosinusitis as well ...
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