Nose and Sinuses

Nose and Sinuses

Evaluation of Child with Nose Block, Snoring and Restless Sleep

Posted on January 21, 2011. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses, sleep apnea & snoring | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

With increasing awareness about sleep apnea child is increasingly being refereed to otorhilnolaryngologist (E N T specialists) by pediatricians to evaluate the cause of nose block, snoring and restless sleep. Nasal blockage is the sensation of reduced air flow either through one nostril (unilateral) or both nostrils (bilateral). It is common thinking amongst people that […]

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Balloon sinuplasty; A non-surgical treatment of sinusitis

Posted on January 19, 2009. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses | Tags: , , , , | Edit This

Sinusitis is inflammation of sinuses. Mucus collects and blocks the sinus openings. Symptoms are headache, facial pain,nasal discharge, nasal blockage and post nasal drip. Aim of treatment is to open up blocked sinus passageways. Balloon sinuplasty is true advance in the field of sinus care. It works on same concept as balloon angioplasty for the […]

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How to diagnose acute sinusitis? Clinical criteria and investigations

Posted on January 16, 2009. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Mostly patients of sinusitis can be benefitted without much investigation as diagnosis is mainly based on clinical criteria in patient who presents with persistent or severe upper respiratory symptoms.   Although sinus aspiration is the gold standard for the diagnosis of acute bacterial sinusitis, it is an invasive, time consuming, and potentially painful procedure that […]

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Home Care for chronic cough

Posted on January 9, 2009. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses | Tags: , , | Edit This

General measures at home—   Though it does not replace proper diagnosis and medical management but it helps as supportive treatment in faster recovery and reduces sleepless nights. I am unaware if proper researches are carried out on this but personally I have advised patients and it works in lessening patient’s discomfort.     Proper […]

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Home care for sinus problem

Posted on January 7, 2009. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses | Tags: , , , , , , , | Edit This

Infection of sinuses is called sinusitis. Sinusitis may be caused by anything that interfere with airflow into the sinuses and mucus drainage out of the sinuses, usually follow a viral infection, allergy, or irritants. Thus treatment is aimed at thinning of secretions for easy drainage or reducing inflammation to open up blocked sinus passageways. Home remedies […]

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Nasal douching or “jala-neti” for sinusitis

Posted on December 31, 2008. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Originally a yogic tradition nasal wash, nasal douching, nasal irrigation or “jala-neti” is very effective in  sinusitis-allergic or infective, post nasal drip and even post-sinus surgery to clean nasal passages and easy breathing.   As an E.N.T. specialist I have witnessed improved quality of life and reduced visits of patients to my clinic.  Randomized controlled […]

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Sinus, Acute sinusitis and treatment

Posted on December 19, 2008. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Management of sinusitis has witnessed fundamental change in the last two decades. Nasal endoscopy and CT scan has revolutionized visualization of nose and sinuses.       Basic understanding- (What is Sinus?) Human skull contains four pairs of hollow air filled cavities connected to the space between nostril and nasal passage; these are called Sinuses […]

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