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Category: Sinus

The Success Rate of Turbinate Reduction Procedures

The Success Rate of Turbinate Reduction Procedures

  • June 13, 2022
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Inside your nose are six filter-like shelves, known as turbinates (aka nasal conchae) that help filter, moisturize and humidify the air every time you inhale or take a breath. As such nasal congestion or blockages are often the outcome when these filters are exposed to toxins, irritants, allergens, and dust in the air or become […]

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How to Prepare for an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

How to Prepare for an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

  • February 7, 2022
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If you suffer from nasal polyps, congestion, frequent sinus infections or other type of issues that affect your ability to breathe comfortably, you may benefit from minimally invasive image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery. It’s a safe and minimally invasive treatment alternative to traditional sinus surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery in Dr. Cohen’s hands can often be performed […]

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Frequent Sinus Headache Treatments

Frequent Sinus Headache Treatments

  • January 31, 2022
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Sinus headaches are quite literally a pain to deal with. The distress and discomfort are often enough to temporarily put a person down for the count. Headaches caused by sinus infections occur because of congestion and inflammation in the nasal and sinus cavities. The sinus infection itself is usually triggered by an upper airway infection […]

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Effective Treatments for Chronic Sinusitis

Effective Treatments for Chronic Sinusitis

  • December 28, 2021
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Anyone experiencing ongoing or recurring sinus symptoms should see an ENT or sinus specialist for treatment. The Southern California Sinus Institute and Dr. Alen Cohen offer sinus treatment options that go beyond symptom management and target the cause for long-term relief. It’s important for anyone with sinus infections to understand that relying solely on natural […]

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Causes of Chronic Sinusitis

Causes of Chronic Sinusitis

  • December 20, 2021
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Acute sinus infections are very common, and often confused as the common cold or flu by some people. They both have similar symptoms that can take up to one to three weeks to go away.  Symptoms that persist longer than that and reappear indicate that chronic sinusitis may be to blame.  Unlike many mild upper […]

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Types of Sinusitis

Types of Sinusitis

  • November 19, 2021
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Have you ever developed a runny nose, red and puffy eyes, or experienced throbbing headaches that keep coming back? Do your symptoms seem to disappear, only for you to wake up several days to weeks later with a nose so stuffy and congested that you find it hard to rest and breathe? Millions of people […]

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Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms

Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms

  • November 10, 2021
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Acute sinusitis or inflammation of the nasal and sinus passages that lasts 12 weeks or longer is called chronic sinusitis. Inside of the nose are sinus cavities that are lined with a thin mucus membrane called respiratory epithelium that filters germs, dust, bacteria, pollen, fungi, and other particles and substances from the air that you […]

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Does Chronic Sinusitis Ever Go Away?

  • October 29, 2021
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You know the pain. There isn’t anything as painful as a sinus infection, and when you have chronic sinusitis, it seems like the pain will never end.  You work with your doctor to try and minimize the symptoms while fighting the infection, but there seems like there’s no relief in sight and you just have […]

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How to Treat Congested Sinuses

How to Treat Congested Sinuses

  • September 29, 2021
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Struggling to breathe through a stuffy nose is one of the most annoying and unpleasant sensations that can quickly put a damper on your mood and overall wellbeing. Many individuals manage their discomfort with anti-allergy meds, nasal irrigation devices, and other remedies. But for people with congested sinuses, the struggle to breathe freely is ongoing. […]

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Long Term Effects of Sinus Medication

Long Term Effects of Sinus Medication

  • July 28, 2021
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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 chronic sinusitis and using sinus […]

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