Dr Benke Knows  Nose

Nosebleeds  – The nose is an area of the body that contains many tiny blood vessels or arterioles that can break easily. In the United States, one of every seven people will develop a nosebleed some time in their lifetime.

Post-Nasal Drip  – Post-nasal drip often leads to a sore, irritated throat. Although there is usually no infection, the tonsils and other tissues in the throat may swell.

Surgery of the Nose  – Each year thousands of people undergo surgery of the nose. Nasal surgery may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or a combination procedure to improve both form and function.

Nasal Congestion and Your Stuffy Nose  – Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or obstruction to nasal breathing is one of man’s oldest and most common complaints.

Smell and Taste Disorders  – Smell and taste problems can have a big impact on our lives. Because these senses contribute substantially to our enjoyment of life, our desire to eat, and be social, smell and taste disorders can be serious. When smell and taste are impaired, life loses some zest.

Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, and Rhinosinusitis  – Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation and congestion in the nose.

Antibiotics and Sinusitis  – An antibiotic is a soluble substance derived from a mold or bacterium that inhibits the growth of other microorganisms.

Deviated Septum  – The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by mucous membrane.

Doctor, Please Explain Sinusitis  – Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn’t go away? If so, there’s a good chance you actually had sinusitis.

Fungal Sinusitis  – Fungi are plant-like organisms that lack chlorophyll. Since they do not have chlorophyll, fungi must absorb food from dead organic matter.

Pediatric Sinusitis  – Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until age 20. However, children can still suffer from sinus infection.

Sinus Headaches  – Not every headache is the consequence of sinus and nasal passage problems.

Sinus Pain, Can Over Counter Meds Help?  – The body’s nasal and sinus membranes have similar responses to viruses, allergic insults, and common bacterial infections.

Sinus Surgery  – The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis.

Sinusitis: Considerations, Aging Patients  – More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older, 14.1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13.5 percent.