Nasal Polyps

Overview A nasal polyp is a grape-like non-cancerous growth of the mucus membrane of the nose. It occurs mainly in patients of chronic sinusitis and allergy. Polyps can occur in either nasal cavity at the region where the sinuses open into the nose. Small polyps do not cause much obstruction but large and multiple ones … Continue reading Nasal Polyps

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Sinusitis

We discussed the causes, types, symptoms, and risk factors of sinusitis in the previous posts. In this,¬†we shall see the diagnosis and treatment of sinus infection. Most of the cases present to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist and a few may go to an infectious disease specialist or the local physician. The diagnosis involves … Continue reading Diagnosis and Treatment of Sinusitis

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CAUSES OF SINUSITIS

The sinuses are hollow spaces in between the eyes, behind our cheekbones, and inside the forehead. They produce mucus to keep the nasal cavities moist and prevent dust particles from going into the lungs. They also help reduce the weight of the head. Sinus infections occur when drainage of sinuses are blocked. In the previous … Continue reading CAUSES OF SINUSITIS

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SINUSITIS – What is it? What are the symptoms?

Sinus infection or sinusitis is the inflammation of sinuses. Sinuses are empty spaces inside our head and help to reduce its weight. They are lined by a mucus membrane and are usually filled with air. Symptoms due to sinus infection include nose block, nasal discharge, facial pressure, reduced sense of smell, tiredness, fatigue, pain behind … Continue reading SINUSITIS – What is it? What are the symptoms?