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- Tracheostomy: A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an opening through the neck into the trachea (windpipe). A tube is usually placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions from the lungs. This tube is called a tracheostomy tube or trach tube.
- Rhinology: Rhinology pertains to sinus diseases and the anterior skull base.
- Sinusitis: acute, chronic Sinusitis or rhinosinusitis is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. It can be due to infection, allergy, or autoimmune problems. Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days.
- Environmental allergies: An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Symptoms such as red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, or an asthma attack. Allergies can play a major role in conditions such as asthma. In some people, severe allergies to environmental or dietary allergens or to medication may result in life-threatening reactions
- Rhinitis: Rhinitis is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. Common symptoms of rhinitis are a stuffy nose, runny nose, and post-nasal drip. The most common kind of rhinitis is allergic rhinitis, which is usually triggered by airborne allergens such as pollen and dander. Allergic rhinitis may cause additional symptoms, such as sneezing and nasal itching, coughing, headache, fatigue, malaise, and cognitive impairment. The allergens may also affect the eyes, causing watery, reddened or itchy eyes and puffiness around the eyes.
- Pituitary tumor: Pituitary adenomas are noncancerous tumors that occur in the pituitary gland.
- Empty nose syndrome describes a nose that has been physiologically crippled by excessive surgical removal of turbinates in the nose (mainly the inferior turbinates) in a surgical procedure known as ‘turbinectomy’ or ‘conchotomy’. It is therefore an iatrogenic condition that can and should be avoided.
- Severe or recurrent epistaxis: An epistaxis or a nosebleed is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, 070-414 usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less common, more likely to require medical attention).