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Muhamad A. Amine, M.D.
...Amine, MD Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Clinical Expertise Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Pituitary Surgery Meningioma Surgery Deviated Septum Endoscopic Nasal Surgery Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Inspire Therapy Nasal Polyps Rhinoplasty (nose Job) for breathing Septoplasty-Deviated Septum Septoplasty- Nose/Bone Cartilage Sinus Cancer Sinus Disorders General ENT Thyroid and Parathyroid Sleep Apnea and Snoring Head and Neck Cancer Hearing and Balance Voice and Larynx Facial Skin Cancer Clinical Expertise Sinus Surgery Endoscopic Nasal Surgery Chronic Sinusitis Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Nasal Obstruction Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy  Education Medical School St...

Pediatric ENT
... Nasal and sinus problems, including sinus infections and sinusitis, can make it difficult for your child to breathe through the nose...

Sinus Surgery
Home >Services >Sinus Surgery   Different Types Of Sinus Surgery Options: The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Balloon Sinuplasty
...You need to discover balloon sinuplasty, the modern way to treat sinusitis...

Otolaryngology
... With over 35 million Americans developing chronic sinusitis each year, having doctors who specialize in nose disorders is extremely important...

Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
...If so, then it’s time to turn to an otolaryngologist who can provide you with the relief that you need! While acute sinusitis is usually nothing to worry about and will go away fully after a few weeks of treatment, chronic sinusitis often needs a more proactive solution...

What Could Be Causing Your Breathing Problems?
... According to Michigan Medicine, chronic or acute sinusitis (aka sinus infection) affects millions of people in the US...

What Could Be Causing Your Breathing Problems?
... Common Causes of Breathing Problems You may have trouble breathing if you are dealing with: Common cold Acute or chronic sinusitis Asthma Allergies Deviated septum Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Emphysema Bronchitis Other upper respiratory infections (e...

What Causes Nosebleeds?
... Other causes include: Repeated nose blowing Allergies Broken nose Acute or chronic sinusitis (a sinus infection) Common cold Irritants Certain allergy medications (these medications can dry out the nose) Traumatic injury to the nose Deviated septum Bleeding disorders High altitude Excessive use of blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications There are two main types of nosebleeds: anterior and posterior...

Your Sinus Surgery Options
Acute sinusitis can be a miserable condition for many...

Finding the Right Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
... A special balloon catheter procedure (similar to the one used to treat chronic sinusitis) can be directed into the nose and into the eustachian tube, where it opens up the tubes to help them drain properly...

Signs You May Need Sinus Surgery
... You have recurring sinus infections If you are dealing with chronic sinusitis, symptoms that last more than 12 weeks, or recurring infections (at least three infections in one year) it may be time to consider sinus surgery...

Signs and Symptoms of Postnasal Drip
...There are a few possible reasons such as: A cold or flu Allergies Sinusitis Dry, cold air Changes in weather Deviated septum (a common malformation in the nasal wall that separates the two cavities) Pregnancy Certain medications (e...

Nose
Asthma Dysgeusia Deviated Septum Fungal Sinusitis Geriatric Rhinitis Hyposmia and Anosmia Nosebleeds Post-Nasal Drip Sinus Headaches Sinusitis Rhinitis Turbinate Hypertrophy

Kids ENT Health
Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) Pediatric Hearing Loss Pediatric Sinusitis Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Asthma
...In adults, asthma can be seen in patients with sinusitis or nasal polyps...

Deviated Septum
... Inferior turbinate hypertrophy—turbinates are finger-like structures in your nose that warm and moisten the air you breathe, and sometimes the lower ones can get too big  Concha bullosa of the middle turbinate—this is when one of the turbinates next to your sinus openings gets a big air bubble in it Nasal valve collapse (internal or external) Sinusitis (acute, recurrent, chronic)   Headaches (contact point)   External nasal deformity (change in the shape of the nose) Decreased sense of smell Are There Potential Dangers or Complications...

Fungal Sinusitis
Fungal sinusitis is a broad term used to describe various situations when fungus might be involved in the cause or symptoms of nasal and sinus inflammation...

Geriatric Rhinitis
... Do I have rhinitis or sinusitis...

Hyposmia and Anosmia
... Symptoms of hyposmia or anosmia may be noticed gradually or suddenly, and include: Decreased or absent sense of smell Decreased sense of taste (flavor is the combination of taste and smell) Nasal blockage or congestion Nasal inflammation Respiratory infection Losing the ability to smell can often be accompanied by symptoms of chronic sinusitis, which may include frequent infections, facial pressure and pain, nasal obstruction, and drainage...

Post-Nasal Drip
...For chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required...

Sinus Headaches
...Studies of patients who have self-diagnosed or been diagnosed with sinus headaches were found to have migraines or tension headaches in more than 80 percent of cases; only three to five percent of these patients had sinusitis...

Sinusitis
...If symptoms of discolored nasal drainage and blockage hang around for more than 10 days, or worsen after they start getting better, there’s a good chance you have sinusitis, an infection or inflammation of the sinuses...

Rhinitis
... Symptoms of rhinitis may include: Nasal blockage or congestion Sneezing Runny nose or postnasal drainage Itchy nose Rhinitis may occur before a case of sinusitis or with sinusitis, a condition where infection or inflammation affects the sinuses...

Turbinate Hypertrophy
...This can be an acute (one time) or chronic (ongoing) problem, and can be caused by many conditions including: Upper respiratory infection, or the common cold Acute sinus infection Allergic rhinitis  Non-allergic rhinitis Chronic rhinosinusitis Medications Hormonal changes Other related factors or conditions that can cause nasal blockage include a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, and external nasal deformity, or other kind of sinus disease...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

Pediatric Sinusitis
Sinusitis (rhinosinusitis) in children can look different than sinusitis in adults...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
...Other symptoms include: Crying or irritability Poor appetite, or feeding and swallowing problems Weight loss or poor weight gain Wet burps or vomiting, or regurgitation Stomach aches Abdominal and/or chest pain Sore throat Hoarseness Asthma or wheezing Chronic coughing and throat clearing Chronic sinusitis  Ear infections and/or fluid in the ear Tooth decay What Causes Pediatric GERD...

Cholesteatoma
...Seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infections (cough/cold), or sinusitis may contribute to eustachian tube dysfunction...