Sinus issues can be a challenging health condition that affects many people. These problems often result in symptoms like headaches, congestion, runny nose, and facial pain. If not properly addressed, sinus issues can lead to complications and significantly affect your quality of life. This article will provide some helpful insights on what to do when […]
Tonsillectomy is one of the oldest surgeries documented. Before the advent of modern surgery and anesthesia, it used to be done by ENT doctors performing the surgeries during a home visit. My late uncle, who used to be a big burly guy in his youth, told me stories of him having a summer job as […]
First let’s talk about nomenclature. Vertigo technically refers to a symptom, not a disease. Strictly, vertigo means the sensation of the room spinning around you. This could have many different reasons. Sometimes, if we are not able to readily diagnose the source of the symptoms of vertigo, we might use vertigo as a diagnosis, but […]
For the cutest video of a little boy and his father doing nasal saline irrigation, watch the video here. If he can do it, so can you.
The following is a guest post by Taylor McKnight, Author for Duct Doctor USA What Are Sinuses? Sinuses are cavities, or air-filled spaces, surrounded by a sheet of tissue. They form near the nose and eyes and help warm and moisten inhaled air. The sinuses drain through small openings in the nose to the throat or […]
Read my article about the effects of dry air in the winter and why some people are more likely to get a nosebleed. The article is available here.
The paranasal sinuses are air-filled pockets that directly communicate to our nasal passages. We have 4 pairs of these sinuses. During normal function air and mucus can freely travel in and out of the sinuses. However, during a sinus infection the narrow passages can get blocked, therefore trapping mucus and air pressure within the sinuses. The secretions can then […]
Many people often use the terms sinus headaches interchangeably with migraines, even though the two entities are very different. In this article I contribute to a better understanding of the difference between the two.
As we head into the winter season, more people will be affected with acute bronchitis and pneumonia. I was fortunate to be featured in this article discussing the salient features of each. Please follow this link to learn more.
Every doctor’s visit has a specific structure that we try to follow in order to get the most information in the most efficient way. Generally, the visit starts with what is called the Chief Complaint, which is the main reason you are seeing the doctor. Following that, we investigate History of Present Illness (HPI). This is the section […]