Nose

Our noses facilitate breathing by helping to keep out potentially harmful dirt, allergens, and other agents. In addition to allergies, ENT specialists treat deviated septum, rhinitis, sinusitis, sinus headaches and migraines, nasal obstruction and surgery, and more.

Dr. Spencer C. Payne – Board Certified Otolaryngologist

Nose Conditions

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Asthma is a very common condition of the lungs where the passages within the lungs can become narrow and cause noisy breathing and shortness of breath.

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It is estimated that as many as 80 percent of people have a nasal septum that is off-center. This is called a deviated septum, which may or may not cause certain symptoms.

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Fungal sinusitis is a broad term used to describe various situations when fungus might be involved in the cause or symptoms of nasal and sinus inflammation.

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Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of the nasal cavity. Geriatric rhinitis is a common but often neglected or overlooked condition.

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Hyposmia is a decreased sense of smell, or a decreased ability to detect odors through your nose. Anosmia is the inability to smell anything.

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Nosebleeds (called epistaxis) are caused when tiny blood vessels in the nose break.

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Mucus is normally swallowed unconsciously, but when there is a feeling of the mucus gathering in the throat or dripping from the back of your nose, it is called post-nasal drip.

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Rhinitis is a condition that typically involves nasal obstruction or congestion, runny nose or post-nasal drip, itchy nose, and/or sneezing.

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Not every headache is the result of sinus and nasal passage problems.

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Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis because the symptoms involve both the nose and the sinuses, affects about one in eight adults annually.

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Spotlight

Sinus headaches is a common term used by patients and some healthcare providers to describe pain or pressure in the face, over the forehead, or between or behind the eyes.

Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis because the symptoms involve both the nose and the sinuses, affects about one in eight adults annually.

Rhinitis is a condition that typically involves nasal obstruction or congestion, runny nose or post-nasal drip, itchy nose, and/or sneezing.

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