Health Page Archive: Nose

Nasal Obstruction

Your nose serves the important functions of warming, filtering and humidifying air and smelling. When you have a nasal obstruction that blocks those functions, it can affect your daily life. The simplest reason for a nasal obstruction is congestion of the mucosa, or specialized lining of ...
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Respiratory Care Program Earns Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Saint Francis has been a consecutive recipient of this award ...
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Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

For a person with chronic sinusitis, surgery may be the best option if all other treatments – including antibiotics, medicated nasal sprays and saltwater nasal washes – have failed. The most commonly used treatment is endoscopic surgery, during which the surgeon inserts a lighted tool called ...
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