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Chronic Sinus Infection: Why Balloon Sinuplasty is Revolutionizing Treatment

A man experiences discomfort related to a chronic sinus infection.

It’s very common for people affected by a chronic sinus infection to be so uncomfortable and distracted by its symptoms, that it significantly degrades their quality of life. When a flare-up of sinusitis occurs, you can usually expect to be

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Allergies or Sinuses: How to Tell the Difference

It’s not easy to tell whether you’re experiencing a sinus infection or symptoms which have resulted from your allergies. In many cases, the symptoms produced are very similar between these two causes, and both of them might well trigger headaches,

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Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)

A patient with AERD takes precautions before takings aspirin from the bottle.

Often shortened to AERD and also known as Samter’s Triad, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease is considered a ‘chronic’ medical condition that affects the body in three different ways: asthma, sensitivity to aspirin, and sinus disease (with recurring nasal polyps). In addition

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How to Avoid Allergy Symptoms at Home

Most people confuse nasal allergies for sinusitis, which is not hard to understand. Both conditions produce similar symptoms and obstruct the nasal passageways. You have to approach allergies in a different manner than sinusitis. Sure, medications may help but if

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The Difference Between Allergy Conditions

Over 40 to 50 million people have allergies, experiencing several debilitating symptoms that affect their day-to-day activities. What most don’t know is that allergies can appear at any time and any age. If you begin to feel symptoms because of

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Seasonal Allergies: How to Protect Yourself and Find Relief

The changing seasons are either a blessing or a curse if you have allergies. During the winter, everything seems fine, but suddenly it’s spring and your hit with a flood of symptoms. Living with seasonal allergies shouldn’t hold you back

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How Food Allergies Occur and Trigger Sinusitis

Food allergies are known to be a trigger for sinus problems. Whether you usually sneeze or swell, this can eventually lead to problems for your sinuses. As we’ve discussed before, sinusitis and allergies do have similar symptoms. But the causes

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What Are Nasal Polyps and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Unfortunately, balloon sinuplasty does not work for getting rid of nasal polyps. This is a common misconception. Why might that be? Because sinusitis has symptoms that are similar to polyps. But treating polyps is a little more complex than treating

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Are Humidifiers the Right Option for Winter Sinus Relief?

As cold and flu season steadily approaches, those looking to stay warm and healthy will be using humidifiers to deal with winter sinus relief. Humidifiers use an internal heating element that boils water before releasing it into the environment as a

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Allergies? Balloon Sinuplasty Can Help

Over 50 million people are dealing with nasal allergies in the United States. The coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes are among some of the worse symptoms. However, the inability to breathe is possibly one of the more troubling symptoms. How

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