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Everything You Need to Know About Sinusitis: Part 2

PART II Treating Sinusitis There are multiple ways to treat sinusitis. Which one is best depends on the causes of the problem. Treating sinusitis with medication can be effective for acute (occasional) sinusitis but chronic sinusitis can often be better treated by other methods.   How to Avoid Sinusitis Preventing sinusitis from occurring at all…

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A man with sinusitis

Everything You Need to Know About Sinusitis: Part 1

PART I Sinusitis (sometimes called rhinosinusitis) is an inflammation of the tissues lining the sinuses. It can lead to poor or blocked sinus drainage, which causes congestion, headaches, runny nose, loss of sense of smell and taste, and infections. It affects millions of people every year.   What are Sinuses The sinuses are air-filled pockets…

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Mucociliary Clearance

Mucociliary clearance is the way in which our sinuses clean themselves out. This occurs on a daily basis. Mucous is produced from the cells on the mucous membranes that line the nose. These cells (on the mucous membranes) have little fingers (cilia) that sweep mucous out of the sinuses and out of the nose. The…

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Do I Smell?

Being able to smell is often taken for granted. When it is gone, there is a lot about life that is missed. One cannot, “take time to smell the roses”, smell coffee, chocolate or enjoy that new car smell. You also miss out on bad smells, you can’t smell bathroom odors, dog or cat poo.…

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