Is a Sinus Infection Bacterial

A sinus infection can be a miserable experience—painful pressure in the face, headache, body aches, postnasal drip, fever, and congestion. But is a sinus infection bacterial or viral? It actually can be either—or both! The symptoms for viral and bacterial sinus infections can be similar, but the treatments may be ...
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Balloon Sinuplasty

Recovery Guide for Balloon Sinuplasty

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 ...
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Differences between a Cold and Sinusitis

The Differences between a Cold and Sinusitis

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 ...
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Turbinate reduction

Turbinate Reduction Treatment Techniques

Turbinate reduction, sometimes known as turbinate surgery or turbinoplasty, is a procedure used to reduce the size of the inferior nasal turbinates which are responsible for nasal congestion. This action provides for improved airflow through the nasal cavities. Typically, the procedure takes place through the nostrils on both sides of ...
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Deviated septum repair

What Deviated Septum Repair Can Do for You

You might have been born with your deviated septum, or your nose might have been injured in a number of ways. It's likely no one notices you have a deviated septum, but you notice; and, you might be suffering because of it. Maybe you have frequent sinusitis, unpleasant nasal discharge, or ...
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Regain sense of smell

How to Regain Your Sense of Smell

Whether you are recovering from a cold, suffer from an illness, are aging, or are taking certain medications, you may be experiencing anosmia or a loss in sense of smell. You are likely having a hard time going about everyday life. Your sense of smell is directly related to your ...
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Considered the best sinus surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Alen Cohen is an expert at successfully treating patients through the use of minimally invasive techniques for the surgical management of nasal and sinus disorders.

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