Sinus & Nasal Allergy Health

October 29, 2014

Rhinitis & Allergies

Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include congestion, sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation in the nose. There […]
November 2, 2014

Winter & Sinusitis

Sinus problems are usually considered seasonal, more prevalent in Spring and Summer.  Winter also causes sinus problems due to cold weather and closed, damp houses without […]
December 12, 2014

Acute Sinusitis vs. Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis affects 37 millions people in the U.S., and is defined as the inflammation of the lining of the nasal passages blocking the drainage of mucus. […]
September 23, 2015

Do I Qualify for Balloon Sinuplasty?

Traditional sinus surgical procedures require cutting, via a microscopic drill, into the sinuses to remove sinus bone and tissue. A balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that […]
November 4, 2015

Chronic Sinusitis Causes and Treatment Options

A stuffy nose, post nasal drainage, loads of congestion – and it’s not even flu season. What’s going on? If you experience these symptoms, along with […]
November 13, 2015

Sinusitis and Balloon Sinuplasty: Evaluating the Risks

Sinusitis is a condition that causes inflammation and swelling of sinus lining. This can cause blockage of the openings and  when they become blocked they can […]
January 6, 2016

Is Sublingual Immunotherapy Right for Me?

Sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy is a treatment for allergic rhinitis. It works by boosting a patient’s tolerance to specific allergens thereby decreasing allergy symptoms, rather […]
January 21, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Scheduling ENT Surgery

If you’re faced with an upcoming surgery, details like health insurance may be the last thing on your mind. Nonetheless, understanding your health insurance coverage is […]
January 25, 2016

Facing Seasonal Allergies in Richmond

Richmond’s humidity and geography make it a perfect destination for many different allergens to be present. Whether it’s the grasses in the summer, ragweed in the […]
February 9, 2016

When to Consider Immunotherapy over OTC Allergy Treatment

Treatment for allergies runs the gamut from avoiding allergy triggers to allergy immunotherapy. For the nearly 30 percent of Americans who have allergies, it may be […]
February 19, 2016

Winter and Nosebleeds: What’s the Connection?

Within the United States, one of every seven people will develop a nosebleed at some point in their lives. Nosebleeds are commonly caused by ruptures of […]
February 29, 2016

When to See an ENT for Your Toddler’s Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are a common occurrence for children of all ages and have various causes that range from benign to serious. In toddlers, nosebleeds are usually related […]
April 12, 2016

Must-Take Steps If Your Baby Has Noisy Breathing

Noisy breathing is one of the most common complaints that ENT doctors hear from new parents, and in most cases it doesn’t pose a serious threat […]
May 5, 2016

Ear Infection or Sinus Infection? Treating Your Symptoms Quickly

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether you are experiencing an ear infection or a sinus infection because of the similarities in symptoms. Both diagnoses involve significant pressure […]
May 23, 2016

Are There Surgical Options for Chronic Nasal Congestion?

Have you ever felt like you just can’t breathe through your nose because your nose feels stuffy? Many of us experience this sensation when we have […]
June 6, 2016

How Can a Deviated Septum Interfere With My Sinuses?

Patients diagnosed with a deviated septum may not understand what this diagnosis entails and how a deviated septum may impact their lives. Whether a deviated septum […]
July 11, 2016

Is Ear Pressure A Sign of An Ear Infection or Something Else?

It can sometimes be challenging to determine the exact cause of ear pressure. It could be from a sinus infection or an ear infection. But in […]
July 18, 2016

Effects of Allergies on Your Other Medical Conditions

If you live in Richmond, Virginia, you know it is spring when friends and family start to complain about itchy, watering eyes, sneezing, and scratchy throats. […]
September 8, 2016

Why See an ENT Doctor to Treat My Allergies?

Those suffering from allergies must overcome the daily challenges they cause. Whether patients know the specific allergens to avoid or not, one of the most important […]
November 17, 2016

Loss of Smell: Understanding Your Symptoms

Loss of smell, or anosmia, is a condition that can range from nuisance to safety hazard. The loss of smell can affect the taste of food […]