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What are nasal polyps?

Polyp generally refers to an extra outgrowth of fleshy material from one of the membranes of our body. They occur sometimes in the nasal passages as well as the colon and other internal organs. The polyps in the nasal passages are quite different in the nature than in other locations. Most cases of nasal polyps […]


What is a Concha Bullosa?

There are many reasons people suffer from nasal obstruction.  Some are due to membrane issues, such as allergies or any other process that makes the lining of the nose more swollen.  Other reasons are more anatomical in nature.  Perhaps the most common cause in this category is a deviated septum.  The inferior turbinates are the […]


Why does my nose run all the time if my doctor said I have no allergies?

Our nasal passages may quite a bit of mucus on a daily basis, which typically helps moisturize the nose, facilitate with sinus drainage, as well as air-condition the air as we breathe it.  Typically, this mucus is slowly delivered to the back at nose, and we end up swallowing it without really paying much attention […]


Why is my nose stuffy even though I am using decongestants?

Your nose is congested because you are using decongestants. The nasal membranes have various different mechanisms for regulating the degree of congestion. Typically, one side of the nose becomes decongested and open in order to allow for maximum breathing, as the other side becomes congested in order to allow for normal maintenance functions of the […]


Why is my nose still blocked after surgery?

Nasal obstruction is a serious condition that affects millions of people. Some of the reasons are due to allergies and membrane-type issues, which in theory could be reversible with the right medicines. Otherwise, bony and cartilaginous deformities in the form of deviation of the septum and swelling of the turbinates (sidewalls of the nose) can […]


Why does a deviated septum actually cause obstruction in BOTH sides?

Briefly, the nasal passages are in charge of delivering air from the tip of the nose to the back of the throat and then into the lungs. Typically, the air passes through each nostril into the nasal cavity and then into the throat. Various conditions can limit the amount of airflow through the nasal passages […]


What is a Concha Bullosa?

Before, we dig into what a concha bullosa is; let’s talk about normal anatomy of the nasal passages. When looking into the nasal passages, the structure and the midline is called septum. This typically should be more or less a straight bony and cartilaginous structure that is covered by membrane. On the side wall of […]


What is Coblation of the inferior turbinates?

The inferior turbinates are structures located on the sidewall of the nasal passages. We have three sets of them: the superior, the middle, and the inferior turbinates. The largest one of them all is the inferior turbinate, which is critical in the overall function of the nose. It is also the one that may pose […]


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 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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