Midwest ENT
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... Treatment of both adult and pediatric patient population Diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of ear diseases Eustachian tube dysfunction (chronic full or “stuffy” ear) Diseases of the external ear Read More … Nose Treatments We offer medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the nose and paranasal sinuses including: nasal obstruction, cosmetic correction, sinus pain, sinus headache, sinus infection, sinus pressure and chronic sinusitis...

Disorders of the Nose
Nose & Sinus We offer medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the nose and    paranasal sinuses including: nasal obstruction, cosmetic correction, sinus pain, sinus headache, sinus infection, sinus pressure and chronic sinusitis...

Sinusitis Treatment That Lasts!
...- Sinusitis sufferers, like you, have found relief that lasts! How...

FAQ
... What is sinusitis...

What measures can be taken at home to relive sinus pain?
For acute sinusitis, symptoms may include facial pain/pressure, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, cough, and diminished sense of smell and taste...

Why does an ear, nose and throat specialist perform nasal endoscopy?
...During the endoscopic examination, the physician also looks for indication of infection as well as polyp formation and structural abnormalities that may cause sinusitis...

What are the consequences of not treating infected sinuses?
Not seeking treatment for sinusitis will result in unnecessary pain and discomfort...

What are the signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis?
Chronic sinusitis may have the following symptoms for 12 weeks or more: facial pain/pressure, facial congestion/fullness, nasal obstruction/blockage, loss or change in sense of smell, thick nasal discharge/discolored post-nasal drainage, pus in the nasal cavity, and at times, fever...

How is acute sinusitis treated?
Acute sinusitis is generally treated with 10 to 14 days of oral antibiotic care...

Balloon Sinuplasty
...You need to discover balloon sinuplasty, the modern way to treat sinusitis...

Sinus Surgery
Home >Services >Sinus Surgery Sinus Surgery: The Basics The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Faqs About Sinusitis
Everyone, at one time or another, has suffered with sinusitis...

Find Relief From Your Sinusitis
...Gordon Siegel of Midwest ENT, discusses chronic sinusitis symptoms and explains treatment options...

Signs You May Need Sinus Surgery
...You've had sinusitis so often this year that the condition basically is chronic...

What is Sinusitis?
...A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, occurs when the nasal passages become inflamed or irritated...

Can Balloon Sinuplasty Improve My Sinus Issues?
... If you are someone who has been dealing with chronic sinusitis (symptoms lasting more than 12 weeks) or experiencing 4 or more recurring sinus infections throughout the year then balloon sinuplasty could be right for you...

Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
...If so, then it’s time to turn to an otolaryngologist who can provide you with the relief that you need! While acute sinusitis is usually nothing to worry about and will go away fully after a few weeks of treatment, chronic sinusitis often needs a more proactive solution...

What Could Be Causing Your Breathing Problems?
... According to Michigan Medicine, chronic or acute sinusitis (aka sinus infection) affects millions of people in the US...

When is Sinus Surgery Needed?
...   The Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis In order for a sinus infection to be chronic, symptoms have to last for more than 12 weeks...

What Could Be Causing Your Breathing Problems?
... Common Causes of Breathing Problems You may have trouble breathing if you are dealing with: Common cold Acute or chronic sinusitis Asthma Allergies Deviated septum Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Emphysema Bronchitis Other upper respiratory infections (e...

Nose and Mouth
... Allergies and Hay Fever Antihistamines, Decongestants, and "Cold" Remedies Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Facial Sports Injuries 20 Questions about Your Sinuses Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis Antibiotics and Sinusitis Are We Through With Chew Yet...

Head and Neck
... Bell's Palsy Children and Facial Paralysis Dizziness and Motion Sickness Facial Plastic Surgery Facial Sports Injuries Children and Facial Trauma Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Sinus Pain Sinusitis Fall Prevention Head and Neck Cancer Sinus Headaches Thyroid Disorders and Surgery TMJ

Pediatric
... Pediatric Sinusitis Secondhand Smoke and Children

Cholesteatoma
...When the eustachian tubes work poorly, perhaps due to allergy, a cold, or sinusitis, the air in the middle ear is absorbed by the body, creating a partial vacuum in the ear...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergies should be considered in children who have persistent or recurrent sinus disease...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...The latter can cause recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Secondhand Smoke
...Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also damage the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (nephritis), cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

20 Questions about Your Sinuses
...How common is sinusitis...

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
...If facial pain or a greenish-yellow nasal discharge occurs, a qualified ear, nose, and throat specialist can provide appropriate sinusitis treatment...

Antibiotics and Sinusitis
... Acute sinusitis is one of many medical disorders that can be caused by a bacterial infection...

Deviated Septum
The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis...

Do I Have Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause enough inflammation to obstruct the openings to the sinuses...

Sinus Headaches
... Symptoms Of Sinusitis Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder...

Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
...1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13...

Tips for Sinus Sufferers
Symptoms Of Sinusitis: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more Facial pressure or pain Nasal discharge that is yellow or green Post-nasal drip Cough At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis: Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness, and help clear thick or crusty mucus Humidification (moisturizing the air) of living spaces in dry climates will aid the movement of mucus through the sinuses A Physician Visit For Your Sinus Pain Will: Determine if you have an infection requiring an appropriate antibiotic treatment Discover if you require intensive medical treatment for a condition such as a nasal obstructions, necessitating sinus surgery

Fungal Sinusitis
...When this occurs, fungal sinusitis results...

Post-Nasal Drip
...In cases of chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required...

Sinusitis
Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different than a cold or allergy...

Stuffy Noses
...Acute sinus infections generally respond to antibiotic treatment; chronic sinusitis may require surgery...

Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
...1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13...

Sinus Headaches
... Symptoms Of Sinusitis Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause enough inflammation to obstruct the openings to the sinuses...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
... In infants and children, chronic exposure of the laryngeal structures to acidic contents may cause long term airway problems such as a narrowing of the area below the vocal cords (subglottic stenosis), hoarseness, and possibly eustachian tube dysfunction causing recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of "sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Sinusitis
...Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip...

Colesteatoma
...Cuando la trompa de Eustaquio trabaja inadecuadamente, tal vez debido a una causa alérgica, un resfrío o sinusitis, el aire en el oído medio es absorbido por el cuerpo, creando un vacío parcial en el oído...

El Humo del Tabaco Ambiental y los Niños
...El fumar pasivamente agrava la sinusitis, la rinitis, la fibrosis quística, y los problemas respiratorios crónicos tales como la tos y el goteo nasal posterior...

Rinitis alérgica, sinusitis y rinosinusitis
...Si el dolor facial o un color verdoso-amarillo se produce en la secreción nasal, puede tratarse de sinusitis y el otorrinolaringólogo puede proporcionar un tratamiento adecuado...

¿Tengo sinusitis?
¿Tengo sinusitis...

Reflujo Gastroesofágico (ERGE)
... Otorrinolaringólogos, o médico de oído, nariz y garganta, tienen una amplia experiencia con las herramientas para el diagnóstico de ERGE y son especialistas en el tratamiento de muchas de las complicaciones de la ERGE, como: sinusitis e infecciones del oído, garganta e inflamación de la laringe, esófago de Barrett y ulceraciones del esófago...