When it comes to treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis, it’s not the drug that’s the problem, but rather finding a way to deliver it in hard to reach cavities of our sinuses. Optinose’s XHANCE aims to address this gap in sinus care by not changing the drug, but rather how patients take it. For now, responses have been positive to this innovative new medical device.
The devices have gotten a bad reputation thanks to fear of amoebas, but they’re easy to use safely, and worthwhile.
It’s not known what causes this unusual disease, and this girl was an unlikely target. GPA is most commonly seen in adults over age 60. It can be devastating: Untreated GPA has a mortality rate of roughly 80 percent at one year. Treatment involves powerful drugs that target the cells making the antibodies: high-dose steroids plus one of two fierce immune-suppressing medications borrowed from cancer chemotherapy.
“The symptoms making my patients miserable are exacerbated by smoking."
Social stigma aside, can putting your finger up your nose start off a chain of events with fatal consequences?
You've had a cold for five to seven days and thought you were getting better. Then it grew worse. More congestion, increasing fatigue and now headache or facial pain around your nose or eyes or upper teeth. You guessed it was a sinus infection.
The answer lies in the way your nose combats disease. The nose is a complex organ—it warms and modifies air as it comes into your body, and acts as a gatekeeper against the external environment, says Stella Lee, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. That means it's a major battleground for the immune system as it works to protect your body from invading disease.
Mucus is not widely considered a topic for polite conversation. It's something to be discreetly blown into a tissue, folded up, and thrown away.
But the simple truth is that without mucus, you wouldn't be alive.
Topics dealing with the nose and sinuses.
Conditions of the nose...
Congestion, allergic rhinitis, a deviated septum, are just a few of the varied health problems that occur in this region of the body.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Sudden onset of nose pain...