Do you have chronic sinus infections? If “yes,” you need to see this new procedure

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – It’s minimally invasive with less than a day’s worth of downtime – and the procedure can be performed in less than 30 minutes. And the kicker? It could clear up your chronic sinus infections for good. Doctors are touting the benefits of a relatively new sinus balloon procedure. WIS filmed a procedure at Palmetto ENT on Devine Street in Columbia. “It kept getting re-infected,” said Leonard …

94.3 – The Dude Interviews Our Doctors

Transcription: Host – Tyler (Ty) Ryan: 94-3 The Dude. It’s Tyler and today we’re talking about the overall health of your honker; your nose. From The Sinus of Center of South Carolina Dr. Ben Paysinger, Dr. Anna Bouknight and Dr. Tab Thompson. Docs, I’ve been hearing about it term in the news and things called sinusitis. What exactly is that? Anna Bouknight: Well, sinusitis comes in a variety of flavors …

Dr. Bouknight Talks About The 4 Kinds of Sinusitis and The Best Treatment Options

Sinusitis is one the most common diseases – it affects over 40 million Americans each year and is responsible for over $6 billion dollars in healthcare costs. (1, 2, 3) It is characterized by symptoms including facial pain, headache pressure, nasal drainage, congestion and fatigue. Less common symptoms include fever, facial swelling and tooth pain along the upper molars. The range of symptoms is related to the nature of the …

Dr. Paysinger discusses how to tell if you need to see a specialist

Sinuses Not Up to Snuff? How to Tell If You Need to See a Specialist Sinus disease is a major health problem nationwide and according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, it affects 31 million people in the United States. Every year, sinus disease is responsible for 16 million doctor visits as well as the sale of $150 million worth of prescription medication and $1 billion of …

Dr. Tab Thompson Discusses Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Chronic Rhinosinusitis-What is it? How do allergies contribute to it? How do you treat it? Chronic Rhino-sinusitis (CRS) describes a persistent swelling of the sinus and nasal pathways that prevents normal drainage, leading to a build-up of mucus, infection, and the painful symptoms associated with sinusitis. Over 30 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with at least one form of CRS and the disease is responsible for approximately …

Do I Have Fall Allergies or a Sinus Infection?

Fall brings with it cool breezes, vibrant leaves and perhaps even a little spiced cider. Sounds good…unless you’re the victim of pollen allergies. Also referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, these allergies affect about 30 million Americans and usually surge this time of year. The challenging part is, fall pollen allergies are often puzzled with sinus infections, and a misdiagnosis can lead to ineffective treatment. So how can …

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is known to many individuals as hay fever. Researchers claim that nearly 50 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies. There are two types of allergic rhinitis–seasonal and perennial. Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis appear during spring, summer, and early fall. The seasonal variety is triggered by allergies from pollen, grass, trees, or airborne mold spores. Some people experience nasal allergies year round, which …