Rhinology & Sinus Surgery

Rhinology & Sinus Surgery

The Division of Rhinology & Sinus Surgery offers treatments for a number of conditions including rhinitis, nasal obstruction, deviated septum, nasal polyps, acute sinusitis, and chronc sinusitis.

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Symptoms of Sinusitis, Allergies and Colds

Many people do not see a doctor for sinusitis because they believe they are suffering from allergies or a cold. While the symptoms are similar, unlike allergies or colds, sinusitis requires a physician's diagnosis and may warrant treatment with an antibioltic to cure the infection and prevent similar, unlike allergies or colds, sinusitis requires a physician's diagnosis and may warrant treatment with an antibioltic to cure the infection and prevent future complications. future complications.

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Did you know that Sinusitis is one of the most common health conditions in America?

Tips to Help Avoid Sinusitis

Some tips to help avoid developing sinusitis during a cold or allergy flare up  include the following:

  • Use an oral decongestant following the instructions of your doctor and the manufacturer.
  • Blow the nose gently, blocking one nostril while blowing through the other
  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep nasal discharge thin.
  • Use salt water rinses once or twice a daily
  • Avoid air travel. If it is necessary to fly, use an oral decongestant one hour before take-off to prevent blockage of the sinuses.
  • Avoid contact with allergy triggers, or use prescription antihistamines and a nasal steroid spray to control allergy attacks.


Note: Please read all directions and instructions accompanying over-the-counter medications. Consult your physician with any questions.

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