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Sinus Headaches

Sinus Headaches – Features of headache with sinusitis

Patients who have sinusitis often complain of severe headache. There is nothing strange about this because such a painful symptom is one of the main signs and manifestation of this disease. Headaches are not uncommon in ENT diseases, in particular, diseases of the paranasal sinuses. Diagnosis of lesions of the anterior paranasal sinuses with headache …

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What You Need To Know About Balloon Sinuplasty

What You Need To Know About Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty, or catheter dilation surgery, is a procedure used by a doctor to clear blocked sinuses. Balloon sinuplasty was approved by the FDA in 2005. Its informal name is the “smart sinus” procedure. Balloon sinuplasty is recommended for patients with chronic sinusitis. It is usually adopted after other non-invasive conservative treatments have failed. Balloon …

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Common Myths And Misconceptions About Allergic Reactions

An allergy is a response by your immune system to a “typically” harmless foreign substance that is present in your body. These substances are known as allergens. Examples of allergens are pollen, certain foods, and pet dander. Your immune system has a specific task. It maintains your body’s health by fighting pathogens. It attacks potentially …

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Deviated Nasal Septum

Estimates are that 80 percent of all nasal septums are off-center, a condition that is generally not noticed. A “deviated septum” occurs when the septum is severely shifted away from the midline. The most common symptom from a badly deviated or crooked septum is difficulty breathing through the nose. The symptoms are usually worse on …

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Hearing Tests

Hearing Tests at Potomac ENT An audiologist will normally start by asking you some questions relating to your hearing, such as how you experience your hearing, if you have been subjected to loud noise or other incidents, if people in your family suffer from hearing loss or whether you hear better in one ear or …

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