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Can you recommend the best humidifier for sinus problems?

Can you recommend the best humidifier for sinus problems?

Humidifier: Typically, a cool mist humidifier is recommended for sinus issues. The brand name of the actual humidifier is less important. However, different patients respond differently. Some respond better to warm mist. But as a general rule. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What is the best type of humidifier for sinus problems, warm mist or cool mist?

What is the best type of humidifier for sinus problems, warm mist or cool mist?

See below:: For safety, use cool-mist humidifiers for children. Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she gets too close. Warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers are equally effective in humidifying the air. Also, by the time the water vapor reaches your child's lower airways, it's the same temperature regardless of whether it started out warm or cool. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for severe sinus problems?

What's the best cure for severe sinus problems?

Read here for more: Sinusitis has many causes, including infection, allergy, bony obstruction, nasal polyps, cystic fibrosis, tumors and even cancers. An ear, nose and throat specialist can evaluate and provide treatment options. To read more, see www.Richmondsinusandallergy.Com. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to deal with recurring issues of blocked and painful sinus problems?

What are the best ways to deal with recurring issues of blocked and painful sinus problems?

See ENT specialist: The best way to deal with the problem you brought up will depend on the cause of it. If you have enlarged nasal polyps/adenoids, they may need to be removed. If you have deviated nasal septum, it ought to be corrected. If there is another anatomical abnormality it is to be treated. See your primary care provider or an ENT specialist to sort it out. ...Read more

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I have been getting frequent ear infections due to sinus problems. What's the best way to prevent these if your tubes don't drain right?

I have been getting frequent ear infections due to sinus problems. What's the best way to prevent these if your tubes don't drain right?

Otitis; sinusitis: What tubes do you mean? Tympanostomy tubes to drain fluid from middle ear, or the eustachian tubes? For t-tubes, consult with pcp/ent. Eustachian tubes may be inflammed & swollen shut; so antiinflammatory NSAID should help as well as decongestant (not antihistamine) like sudafed.. Avoid smoking or 2nd-hand smoke, allergens. Ent may have other options for opening eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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How do I fight sinus problems?

How do I fight sinus problems?

Address cause: One reason may be allergies producing nasal congestion. If it is, try nasal steroids. You may also have progressed such that your anatomy encourages sinus infections such as swollen nasal lining or obstruction of your sinus openings. See an ENT who will try to treat it medically first and then resort to surgery, if needed. ...Read more

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How can I cure my sinus problems?

How can I cure my sinus problems?

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. Sinusitis can be chronic on nature or recurring acute infections that return to baseline between infections. This can be caused by abnormal anatomy, problems with your immune system, allergy, exposures, this list can go on and on. See your ENT doctor for guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain why I have sinus problems for years?

Please explain why I have sinus problems for years?

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. Sinusitis can be chronic on nature or recurring acute infections that return to baseline between infections. This can be caused by abnormal anatomy, problems with your immune system, allergy, exposures, this list can go on and on. See your ENT doctor for guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I have sinus problems for years?

Many reasons: Sinusitis is a favorite term that lay people use when they walk into a doctors office. First a diagnosis needs to be made with a cat scan. That is the gold standard. But to be more specific, here are some possibilities. 1.) allergic rhinitis, 2.) hypertrophy of the middle turbinates of the lateral wall of the nose, 3.) a severely deviated nasal septum, 4.) specific granulomas of the nose.See ent. ...Read more

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What is making me so unsteady? Sinus problems again?

Hmmm: While sinus problems can sometimes make you unsteady, it is not the most likely cause. You should see an ENT and/or neurologist to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

Humidifier (Definition)

Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more