As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Managing Sinusitis: Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, occurs when the sinuses become inflamed and swollen, often due to an infection. Understanding the symptoms, treatments, and prevention strategies can help you manage sinusitis effectively and reduce the risk of recurrent episodes. Dealing with sinusitis can be difficult and when you know how to manage your symptoms, you can properly function without the looming fear of prolonged pain and inflammation.

Dealing With Sinusitis

When dealing with sinusitis, it’s important to be able to identify the common symptoms. This will help you know when to see your ENT doctor and how to properly treat your symptoms. Sinusitis symptoms can vary, so it’s crucial that you can identify how it’s manifesting in your body. Common symptoms include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Thick yellow or green mucus from the nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fatigue

Often, you will want to start treating your symptoms at home. You should be sure to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and thin out your mucus. To relieve congestion, you can inhale steam from a bowl of hot water or take a hot shower to help clear nasal passages. Use saline sprays or rinses as needed to keep nasal passages moist and reduce congestion.

If you’re dealing with severe pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation. Steroid nasal sprays can reduce inflammation in severe cases. Depending on the cause of your sinusitis, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if it’s bacterial.

If your sinusitis is caused by allergies, you should be sure that you’re managing your allergic reactions. In severe cases, you may need surgery to improve your sinuses and reduce the persistence of sinusitis.

Contact Our ENT Doctor Today

Make sure you understand when you’re dealing with sinusitis and how to manage it. Contact your ENT doctor to learn more today.

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