Tag Archives: nose

Eustachian Tube Anatomy for Dilation

This is just a quick video post of eustachian tube anatomy that we are able to capture this week.  There is a little bit of blood in the patient’s nasopharynx here from procedure we did at the same setting just before we made the video.  This is the patient’s right eustachian tube, we are passing […]

Q&A: Why does my nose run when I exercise?

Question: My nose almost always runs when I work out. Usually it is thin and watery but sometimes thicker. It can be embarrassing since I’m constantly blowing my nose like I’m sick. -Barbara in St. Pete Beach, Florida Answer: The nasal mucous glands can get inappropriately activated during a number of otherwise normal scenarios. The […]

Lost your Smell?

A change in smelling ability (the sense of “olfaction”) is known as anosmia or parosmia.  It is of course very common with the cold, flu, or sinusitis, but can be a real burden if the loss of smell sticks around afterwards. The most common reason for anosmia is swelling in the top of the nasal […]

Environmental Controls for Allergies

We joke that if your doctor suggests you get rid of your cat to control allergies, then you’re more likely to get rid of your doctor.  This is probably very true, however many of the things we can do to control our environment are fairly painless and may be things you haven’t thought of before.   Pet […]

Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis

The humidity plus many of the urban environments that Atlanta provides is ripe for producing allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS).  In fact the southeast United States has the highest rate of fungal sinus conditions in the world.   Allergic fungal sinusitis is type of sinusitis caused by an abnormal response to otherwise “normal” fungi in the […]

Rhinitis of Pregnancy

Stuffy nose during pregnancy is very common, especially during the third trimester.  Circulating hormones cause the internal nasal tissues to swell, blocking breathing through the nose and creating a constant “drip”. This does not usually indicate an infection, but sometimes an infection can overlap the symptoms. The big question is “What do we do about […]

Sinus Infections & SuperAntigens

The problem with chronic sinus infections is that we don’t seem to have an answer as to “why”.  To be totally accurate we seem to have all kinds of answers, too many answers even.  Readers: be skeptical when doctors have a lot of answers for something, it probably means they really don’t know.  Those who […]