Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections

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Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and pathogens is blocked when the sweet taste receptors are also stimulated. While glucose and other sugars are known to Continue reading Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections

Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis Show Improvement with Verapamil Treatment

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A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients. It is the first study of its kind to explore Continue reading Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis Show Improvement with Verapamil Treatment

Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis

Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Dec 9. doi: 10.1002/alr.21898.
Lee VS1, Humphreys IM1, Purcell PL1, Davis GE1.
BACKGROUND:
Manuka honey (MH) has been shown in vitro to be effective against biofilm-producing bacteria. This study assessed the effectiveness of MH for patients with active chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and prior sinus surgery. Continue reading Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis

FDA MedWatch – Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: Drug Safety Communication – Warnings Updated Due to Disabling Side Effects

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ISSUE: FDA approved changes to the labels of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs for systemic use (i.e., taken by mouth or by injection). These medicines are associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, Continue reading FDA MedWatch – Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: Drug Safety Communication – Warnings Updated Due to Disabling Side Effects

Sinus Surgery Again?

Yes, I just had sinus surgery again: my fourth or fifth in fifteen years. All were done post-transplant and were performed by my favorite and only ENT, Dr. Lanny Close at NY- Presbyterian.

There were a few reasons to have this surgery now. My last surgery was in October 2010. My head Continue reading Sinus Surgery Again?

Wind Sprint 45: Sinus Irrigation with Cystic Fibrosis

After six sinus surgeries, Jerry considers himself an expert on sinus irrigation and care. He suggests a number of techniques, including saline spray, a water pick, and Nasatouch. No matter what technique you prefer, irrigation in an important step in staying healthy and Continue reading Wind Sprint 45: Sinus Irrigation with Cystic Fibrosis

Sinus Solutions? By Andrea Eisenman

What can be done for sinuses that seem to get infected quite frequently? Oral antibiotics, IV antibiotics, nasal lavage, inhalations and lions, tigers and bears, oh my.

But seriously, aside from the easiest, oral antibiotics, which can wreak havoc on the rest of our Continue reading Sinus Solutions? By Andrea Eisenman