Nose and Sinuses

- Sinuses are spaces filled with air in the bones of the face and head. They are connected with the inside of the nose by small openings. The sinuses are important for the flow of mucus from the nose into the throat and for the way we breathe through the nose.

- A sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses. Sinusitis is caused by blocked, inflamed, or infected sinuses. Patients present with a stuffy nose, face pressure, increased and colored nasal secretions. The other symptoms are loss of smell and headaches.

- Most of the time, patients with sinusitis recover without antibiotic treatment with a good response to corticosteroid sprays and saline irrigations. A small number of patients will need antibiotics and some will even require surgery.

- If you have, among other things, a health problem from the following list, do not hesitate to call our clinic and consult an ENT doctor.

  • Nose bleed (Epistaxis)
  • Rhinitis (bacterial, viral, allergic, vasomotor)
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Runny nose (rhinorrhea)
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal polyposis