1. Changing Face of Sinusitis

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    It's like having a bad cold that won't go away. Sixteen million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis. Including John Boesch. “I think I have a pre-disposition because I’ve had this problem over and over,” says Boesch. The pain from inflamed nasal passages can be excruciating for some and unrelenting. It’s responsible for a huge number of medical visits nationwide. “Sinusitis is actually is one of the most common presentations in primary care. Roughly 1 in 7 adults will present to their health care provider with inflammation,” says Arlene Wright, nurse practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System. A careful review of symptoms will differentiate it from allergies. “With allergies they should not be having colored discharge, they might have some headaches, they might have some sinus pressure, but not nearly to the extent they will have if it is truly an infection,” says Wright. The diagnosis of sinusitis has been around for years, but it’s changing in the health care system. This common condition is becoming so common there are rising concerns about the use of antibiotics to treat it. “As soon as I start realizing what’s going on I start Amoxicillin and Mucinex,” says Boesch. New guidelines for sinusitis are meant to discourage overuse of antibiotics- recommending conservative treatment first. “Some type of acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory for the pain, nasal steroids to help reduce the inflammation, nasal saline to basically keep things moist. I think what the message has to be, is you do want to try the conservative at home measures first,” says Wright. If symptoms last longer than 10 days, then you can ring up your health care provider and consider appropriate drugs. “Usually about two weeks it’s gone and it stays gone,” says Boesch. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • What I use for Sinus Congestion and Headache

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      In this Video the Total Wellness Doc explains what she uses for Sinus Congestion and Pain that works instantly and can save you a lot of money every year.

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      • Allergy Headaches

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        It’s that time of year and for allergy sufferers, there’s a lot of sneezing, coughing, sniffling and headaches. “As to what is causing the headache, some people have sinus pressure, that can cause a headache,” warns Dr. Avery Wright, a Lee Memorial Health System family practice physician. And in some cases, that means migraines. “For example, some people have migraine headaches that are triggered by sinus pressure which is started by allergies. So, if we can prevent your allergies to pollen or whatever it is, then we can avoid the sinus pressure.” Sometimes the weather changes combined with the pollen in the air can make the problem worse. “It comes down to the pressure issue. Pressure changes can affect the sinus cavities.” This can make migraine pain more intense. “Ear pain; sensitivity; tenderness behind the sinus. So yeah, in that sense it can certainly cause headaches - weather changes.” If you find that you are suffering from frequent headaches or your headaches are affecting your daily life, you are encouraged to see your doctor. An adjustment in your medication may be all that you need to relieve the pain. View More Health Matters video segments at www.leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit www.leememorial.org/caring

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        • Sarasota Chiropractors Treat Headaches

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          http://www.srqchiro.com Headaches are a common complaint for many patients who get treatment at Sarasota Physical Medicine. Dr. Haley explains how sometimes a headache may have more to do with your neck and spine than your head. Pinched nerves and tight muscles can cause headaches, too. Often these types of headaches are confused for sinus infections. Find out how a simple chiropractic adjustment can relieve the pain and make life better.

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