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Go Get a Humidifier!

With the coming winter months, the colder weather as well as dry heating elements in our houses and apartments cause a great deal of dryness. The victim in this is usually our nasal passages, who have the task of humidifying the air before we breathe it all the way into our lungs. Our nasal passages […]


What is a Vallecular Cyst?

  Vallecular cyst is the name of specific type of cystic fullness in the area between the very back of the tongue (base of tongue), and the epiglottis. This area of the body is the empty space that is called the vallecula. Typically, there is quite a bit of lymphoid tissue in this location, similar […]


How do you treat nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are extra fleshy growths inside the nasal passages. They usually arise as a result of allergic reactions or other sensitivities within the nasal passages. Typically, the nasal membranes swell up, and at some point they form extra fleshy component which are called polyps. They are usually are anchored within the nasal passages or […]


What exactly is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

Video of Ballon Sinuplasty Schematic Many patients have questions about the new method of dealing with chronic sinus procedure involving balloon sinuplasty. This method has been around for the past few years, and is designed to provide relief from chronic sinus issues for patient without the need for more traditional ways of endoscopic sinus surgery. In […]


How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

Many people come to see me for various different types of sleep disorder. The most obvious problem to them is snoring. You do not really have to have a medical degree to diagnose somebody with snoring. Often time people are being told by their friends or their bed partners that they make an excessive amount […]


Two secrets to successful weight loss

Some patients with obesity, especially those who see me for sleep apnea issues, are looking for ways to improve the management of their weight. Many patients have tried various different diets, but have not been able to either lower the weight satisfactorily, or to keep the weight down at that point. I would like to […]


What are Singer’s nodules (vocal nodules)?

Singer’s nodules are small nodules that usually form on the vocal cords as a result of excessive or improper use of the vocal cords. They might be easily reversible if detected early and treated accordingly. However, in chronic cases, they need to be removed with endoscopic surgery. The right and left vocal cords are dynamic […]


What are Osteomas?

Osteomas are the most common benign bony growth within the nasal passages and the sinuses. An osteoma is the focus of very dense bony deposit that might form within the paranasal sinuses. At the present time we do not know what causes osteomas to form, and what regulates their growth rate. Most osteomas of the […]


What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is a clinical term that refers to any condition interfering with swallowing. The patients may have difficulty swallowing solids, liquids, or both. While in some people this is more of a rapid onset problem, others experience a slow gradual onset. In the more severe forms, patients may experience such severe difficulty that they may […]


What is Rhinitis Medicamentosa? What does this have to do with Afrin?

Many patients have various degrees of nasal obstruction. This could be due to fixed anatomical problems such as a deviation of nasal septum. Alternatively, a cold or a sinus infection can give you problems with the nasal passages resulting in obstruction. More chronically, signs of allergies or any polyp formation can also block up nasal […]


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