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Chronic Sinusitis: New procedure available

March 16th, 2016 (No Comments)

Intense pressure, pain, congestion and headaches. These are typical symptoms of a condition more than 700,000 Washingtonians are living with called chronic sinusitis. Now a new, minimally-invasive treatment is providing desperately sought relief to patients without any surgery. Paula Davis has suffered from chronic sinus infections for years. She feels it in her eyes, her cheeks – a stabbing pain that won’t go away. Ear, nose and throat doctor Michael Siegel says she has chronic sinusitis, Read more […]

Hearing Impairment

August 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

Nearly 30 million Americans have impaired hearing. The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media. For the elderly-the largest group affected-excessive noise, drugs, toxins, and heredity are the most frequent contributing factors. Hearing loss is a medical disorder. In a limited number of patients, it can be surgically corrected; medical devices and rehabilitation can substantially reduce hearing loss in the vast majority of patients who cannot be helped by surgery. The medical Read more […]

Pillar Procedure for Snoring

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

A simple option to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring. There’s nothing good about it. Chronic snoring disrupts sleep patterns and prevents a good night’s rest.  It damages relationships.  Snoring often is a factor in a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been linked to health issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Everyone snores occasionally, but chronic snoring may have serious health Read more […]

Snoring

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Snoring is a very common problem. At least 45% of normal adults snore occasionally and 25% snore every night. It is more common in males and persons who are overweight. Snoring also tends to worsen with age. Most people are unaware that they snore; it is often brought to their attention by a sleepless bed partner. Many couples have been sleeping separately for years so that at least one of them can get a full night’s sleep. Besides loneliness, a poor night’s sleep can lead to decreased job performance Read more […]

Cautery-Assisted Palatal Stiffening Operation (CAPSO)

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Our goal is to inform you of what you can expect before and after surgery and how to best care for yourself at home. We believe that having as much information as possible prior to surgery will help you feel confident before surgery as well as when you go home. General Information for Patients You will have pain at the roof of your mouth for 7 to 14 days after the operation. Your most severe pain will generally occur on postoperative days 3 through 5. Please refer to this handout for Read more […]

Making your own saline solution for nasal irrigation

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Saline solution: Boil 1 pint water Add 2 teaspoons salt Add 3 teaspoons baking soda (NOT baking powder) Let this mixture cool to body temperature. When using an irrigation syringe, begin by irrigating the right nostril. Tilt your head to the right side so that it is parallel to the floor. Fill the syringe with body temperature saline solution and gently push on the end of the syringe while it is within the nostril so that it can irrigate the nose. Do the same procedure on the left side, Read more […]

Fungal Sinusitis

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

What is a fungus? Fungi are plant-like organisms that lack chlorophyll. Since they do not have chlorophyll, fungi must absorb food from dead organic matter. Fungi share with bacteria the important ability to break down complex organic substances of almost every type (cellulose) and are essential to the recycling of carbon and other elements in the cycle of life. Fungi are supposed to “eat” only dead things, but sometimes they start eating when the organism is still alive. This is the cause of fungal Read more […]

Deviated Septum

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by mucous membrane. The front portion of this natural partition is a firm but bendable structure made mostly of cartilage and is covered by skin that has a substantial supply of blood vessels. The ideal nasal septum is exactly midline, separating the left and right sides of the nose into passageways Read more […]

Antibiotics and Sinusitis

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

An antibiotic is a soluble substance derived from a mold or bacterium that inhibits the growth of other microorganisms. The first antibiotic was Penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1929, but it was not until World War II that the effectiveness of antibiotics was acknowledged, and large-scale fermentation processes were developed for their production. Acute sinusitis is one of many medical disorders that can be caused by a bacterial infection. However, it is important to remember Read more […]

What is sinusitis?

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Insight into sinus problems in adults and children Sinus Facts Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn’t go away? If so, there’s a good chance you actually had sinusitis. Experts estimate that 37 million people are afflicted with sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health conditions in America. That number may be significantly higher, since the symptoms of bacterial sinusitis often mimic those of colds or allergies, and many sufferers never see a doctor for proper Read more […]


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