Tag Archives: sinus

Keeping Nasal Irrigation Clean

Millions of Americans use Neti Pots, or sinus rinse bottles, or other reusable vessels to irrigate their noses and sinuses.  Medical journal reports over the years have surfaced showing these rinses may be harmful, carry bacteria (or worse!) and have even been linked to death.  One of the earlier studies from Laryngoscope showed after six […]

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 […]

Sinus Infection Feature on Atlanta’s Fox 5

We worked on a piece with Fox 5’s Health Team to discuss the new Propel sinus implant that we use to help sinus surgery patients with healing and recovery.  This originally aired July 18 2012 !  We have been using the Propel stents in selected cases since first introduced into practice, and the past couple […]

Sinus Relief: How Do I Relieve Sinus Pressure?

Do you suffer from obstructed nasal breathing, obstructive sleep apnea, chronic drainage or recurring facial pressure? You may think you have a sinus infection, but antibiotics may not be the answer. In fact, it is incredibly common for people to suspect an infection when nasal inflammation, also known as rhinitis, is the cause of their […]

What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

If you’re experiencing frequent sinus issues, such as infections or difficulty breathing, you may wish to consider balloon sinuplasty. This option is less invasive than surgery and often results in a shorter recovery time. However, you’ll notice the same results from the procedure that you would from surgery. Here at Advanced Ear, Nose, & Throat […]

Feature with Dr. Redding: When Do I go to the Doctor with a Cold?

Exactly when to visit your doctor with cold symptoms can be puzzling.  Every week I see patients that can’t seem to wait to come in to let me know they have “been sick for three days”, whereas others “have been fighting this for 3 months” before they seek care. A recent study in the Journal […]

No antibiotics for sinusitis? -JAMA

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association disputes benefit provided by antibiotics for sinus infections.  In this study patients were randomly given a placebo pill or amoxicillin (a basic first-line antibiotic for sinus infections) for 10 days.  They found that there was no difference in symptom improvement at day 3 […]

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Second Neti Pot User -MedPage Today

via Medical News: Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Second Neti Pot User – in Infectious Disease, Infection Control from MedPage Today. Wow!  Louisiana State officials are announcing they have linked a second death from amoebic meningitis to the use of the Neti Pot.  This is a terrible 100% fatal form of meningitis that happens when a particular amoeba, […]

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 […]