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By CENTRAL ENT CONSULTANTS
August 22, 2017
Category: ENT Care
Tags: Sinuses  

How Your Sinus Doctor Could Help YouSinuses

Have a sinus problem? You're not alone. Millions of people suffer from sinus problems. Central ENT Consultants has offices in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD, offers state-of-the-art treatments for ear, nose and throat problems. Read on to find out how your sinus doctor Dr. Kirby Scott could help you.

1. Specialty Care

ENT doctors specialize in the treatment of disorders that affect the ear, nose, and throat. ENT doctors have received the proper training and education needed to treat sinus problems. They are trained in standard treatment practices and surgery, so they're able to care for their patients from the time first symptoms occur through surgical procedures.

2. Symptom Relief

Diagnosis of a sinus problem depends on symptoms and requires an examination of the throat, nose, and sinuses. Sinus problems are treated with medications, nasal sprays, and nasal rinses. If allergies are contributing to your sinusitis, allergy shots might improve your condition. Occasionally, if you have acute sinusitis or chronic sinusitis that keeps coming back, an operation may be the best choice.

3. Improve Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep isn't easy when your sinuses start acting up. Sinus problems can make breathing difficult at night. Anything that causes you to breathe through your mouth can result in a sleep disturbance. If you have ENT-related sleep problems, start by getting an ENT examination.

4. Advice & Guidance

Regular physical exams give your sinus doctor in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD, the opportunity to discuss and counsel you on aspects of your lifestyle that is affecting your health. This counseling is an important part of the exam and it is vital that you listen carefully and discuss the changes and obstacles that you face with the doctor.

Sinus problems can affect your day-to-day activities and make life miserable. Get relief today with one of the country's top ear, nose, and throat doctors. Call Central ENT Consultants at 301-739-0400 now to schedule an appointment in Hagerstown, MD. Call 301-694-9111 to schedule an appointment in Frederick, MD. We will provide all the relief you need.

By Central ENT Consultants, PC
April 06, 2015
Category: General
Tags: Sinuses  

Effectively combat chronic sinusitis inflammation with this revolutionary new technique.

Did you know that chronic sinusitis is not as uncommon as you might think? Approximately 31 million Americans suffer from the Sinuplastyeffects of chronic sinusitis every year. Chronic sinusitis cause the linings within the cavities to become inflamed, prevent normal drainage from occurs. This leads to obstruction and persistent nasal infections. Those with chronic sinusitis typically suffer from severe facial pain, problems breathing, nasal discharge, lack of smell or taste, malaise, and congestion. If your Hagerstown ENT at Central ENT Consultants has diagnosed you with chronic sinusitis, then find out how PROPEL® implants could help.

Common Chronic Sinusitis Treatments

Typically, chronic sinusitis sufferers have had to go through multiple surgical and medical treatments to find even some relief from their symptoms. While some patients do respond to medications alone, there are those who require ethmoid sinus surgery. The purpose of the surgery is to unblock the inflamed tissue and allow normal drainage from the sinuses.

While sinus surgery can be effective, many patients still suffer from symptoms within the first year, and others require another surgery later to stop persistent obstructions.

PROPEL® Implants

After surgery, your ENT's main goal is to prevent the sinuses from becoming inflamed and obstructing the passageway again. In the past, this required the patient to come in for routine exams, and often take oral steroids to keep inflammation down.

However, the ENTs at Central ENT Consultants are happy to offer PROPEL® implants, which are dissolvable, steroid-releasing implants. They dispense the proper amount of steroids right into the sinus tissue, reducing inflammation and preventing obstructions after surgery.

These implants are placed inside the sinuses immediately following surgery, and help to reduce the number of sinus surgeries required. The implant offers a spring-like quality that keeps the sinuses open, while also directing steroids into the lining. And because the implant is dissolvable, it won’t need to be removed!

If you are looking for relief from your chronic sinus problems, then it’s time discuss PROPEL® Implants with the qualified ENT specialists at Central ENT Consultants in Hagerstown.