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Is Your Sinus Plumbing Backed-Up

Posted October 31st, 2017

Treatment is Key! Finding the right ENT specialist is not always an easy task. You want to find a specialist that has experience in treating sinus and nasal problems.

Here are some reasons your sinus plumbing is backed-up

Deviated Septum

  • The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into two halves. A deviated septum occurs when the septum is shifted away from the midline.

Nasal Polyps

  • Nasal polyps are shaped like teardrops and form as outgrowths on the mucous membranes of the nose and often occurs at the site of edematous tissue.

Turbinates

  • The turbinates are three bony projections in the nasal passage. The turbinates increase the surface area in the nasal cavity, filters and warms the air that passes through it.

Tumors

  • Tumors defined in simple terms, are a swelling. When a tumor grows in the ostium (a small opening in the sinuses where drainage occurs), the sinuses become obstructed.

Obstructions

  • Inside the sinuses that reduce their ability to drain mucous which causes infection.

If you feel you are in need of a Sinus Expert, please contact Melnick, Moffitt, and Mesaros ENT Associates for a comprehensive consultation.

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