Nose

Pediatric Nose Services

Allergy and sinus conditions are common in children, whose sinuses continue to develop well into the teen years. Allergy and sinus symptoms are similar, making a proper diagnosis a bit challenging. Symptoms of allergy and sinus conditions include runny nose, sneezing, stuffiness, coughing, sore throat, wheezing, headaches, snoring and itchy eyes and nose. When allergies…

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Hay Fever

Hay fever is the common term for allergic rhinitis, a condition in which the nasal passages become swollen and inflamed, producing cold-like symptoms. Unlike a cold, however, hay fever is caused by an allergic response to a substance such as pollen, mold or animal dander. Signs of Hay Fever An allergic reaction to a substance…

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Loss of Smell

Loss of smell, known medically as anosmia, is an inability to perceive odors. It can be partial or complete and, while rarely the symptom of a serious condition, can still cause misery for those suffering from its effects. It is usually temporary, the result of a cold or upper respiratory infection, but in some cases…

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Nose Bleeds

Though common and sometimes frightening, nosebleeds are rarely anything more than a nuisance. They are usually the result of minor irritations in the nasal passages and are most common in children younger than 10 or adults older than 50. Nosebleed Causes & Categories When the membranes lining the inside of the nose dry out and…

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Sinus Infections

A sinus infection, also called sinusitis, is inflammation and swelling of the tissues that line the sinuses. This interferes with normal mucus drainage, leading to breathing difficulties, pain and pressure. When the condition persists for 12 weeks or longer, it is considered chronic. Causes & Symptoms Sinusitis is the number one reported chronic condition in…

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Nasal Obstruction

Nasal obstructions are blockages of the nasal cavity that impede airflow in and out of the nose. Either one or both nostrils may be affected. Most nasal obstructions are temporary, caused by colds, allergies, sinus infections, or medications, while others require medical intervention. Types of Nasal Obstruction There are several different types of nasal obstruction.…

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., with 37 million American adults suffering annually. Most find relief from over-the-counter or prescription medications, but some require surgery for long-term relief. Traditional endoscopic sinus surgery isn’t always effective, and it can cause scar tissue and other complications. A newer, less-invasive procedure known…

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Nasal & Sinus Surgery

Lake Jackson ENT offers premier nasal and sinus surgical treatment options for conditions that either require surgery or aren’t responding to other medical or procedural treatment plans. We treat many nasal and sinus conditions. Most of these can be managed or cured using nonsurgical treatments. In some cases, though, our physicians may recommend surgical solutions.…

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