Nose

nose and throat treatment in Mechanicsburg, PAThe nose is a visible organ that protrudes from the face and has different functions. In addition to helping bring air into the lungs, the nose is also responsible for transmitting smells to the brain and preventing large particles from entering the lungs as well as humidifying the air we breathe. When the nose is not working the way it should, a person can experience problems with the sinuses and allergies. Our practice treats problems with the nose and offers procedures to improve the function of the nose. Dr. Abram is also board certified in facial plastic surgery and offers the latest techniques in cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty).

If you or someone you care for is experiencing problems with the nose or would like to discuss a cosmetic procedure for the nose, please contact our office at 717-728-9700.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is a surgical treatment option for patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis that can’t be managed medically. It’s safe, effective, and less invasive than other procedures, requiring no cutting of bone or tissue. Sinusitis is the most prevalent chronic condition in the U.S., with an estimated 37 million people suffering from this persistent…

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Cosmetic Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to repair or reshape the nose. It can make your nose larger or smaller, straighten the bridge, reshape the tip, narrow the opening of the nostrils, and change the angle between your nose and upper lip. It can also be used to correct defects resulting from trauma or birth, and…

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Sinus Surgery

There are nearly 30 million Americans diagnosed with sinusitis per year. Sinus surgery may be needed if you suffer from chronic sinus infections. The sinuses are usually so inflamed that medication is unable to reach the sinus cavities to treat the infection. Sinus surgery is only performed after other treatments such as medication and nasal…

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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a safer option to traditional sinus surgery. An endoscope, a thin, flexible and lighted instrument, is fed through the nose in order to identify the problematic portion of sinus. Surgical instruments are then inserted alongside the endoscope. Tissue or bone that is blocking the sinus opening is cut away. Your nose will be based with gauze to absorb bloody drainage and you may be prescribed antibiotics or nasal steroids.

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Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages that prohibits mucus from draining properly. It is considered chronic when it persists for 12 weeks or longer, and doesn’t respond to medical treatment. Chronic sinusitis is the single biggest chronic health condition in the U.S., affecting some 37 million Americans annually. Chronic sinusitis is often the…

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Chronic Rhinitis

Chronic rhinitis is reoccurring inflammation of the nose. Chronic rhinitis can either be allergic or non-allergic. It occurs when blood vessels in the nose dilate, filling the nasal lining with fluid and causing swelling and inflammation. The symptoms of rhinitis are similar to nasal allergy symptoms. In addition to a runny nose, stuffy nose and sneezing…

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Nasal Obstruction

A nasal obstruction is anything that prevents the flow of air into and out of the nose. The blockage could be in one or both nasal passages, but it is temporary in most cases. Causes of nasal obstruction include sinusitis, allergies, viral infection, nasal polyps, deviated septum and benign or cancerous tumors. Treatments for nasal…

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Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is a significantly misaligned, off-center or crooked nasal septum. The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage that separates the nasal cavity in half. Signs of a deviated septum include difficulty breathing, chronic sinus infections, nosebleeds, facial pain, headache, postnasal drip and loud breathing or snoring. The symptoms of a deviated septum…

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Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are common, noncancerous, teardrop-shaped growths that form in the nose or sinuses. They typically form in the area where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. A mature polyp can resemble a peeled grape. If a polyp is small, it most likely needs no treatment and may cause no symptoms. If the polyp…

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Nasal Fracture

A nasal fracture is a broken or cracked bone in the nose. It typically happens when the nose is struck. A nasal fracture will be very painful and likely accompanied by a nosebleed and difficulty breathing through the nose. The area inside and outside of the nose may be swollen, and there may be dark bruises around the eyes. Most broken noses happen…

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Allergies

An allergy is an abnormal reaction of the immune system to a foreign substance in the body. Allergies are among the most chronic conditions worldwide with symptoms ranging from uncomfortable to life-threatening. When the immune system identifies a foreign substance in the body, it releases antibodies as protection. The antibodies travel to cells that release…

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Allergy Testing

Allergy testing can help you find which allergens are causing your allergic reactions and determine a course of care. Allergy tests can be skin tests or blood tests and are given under the guidance of an allergy specialist. The skin tests can either be a drop applied to a prick in the skin or an…

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Hay Fever

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is inflammation of the nose cause by nasal allergies. When the immune system identifies a harmless airborne substance as harmful, it produces antibodies that signal the immune system to release histamines in the bloodstream that result in hay fever symptoms. Common hay fever triggers…

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Non-Pharmacologic Therapy

The best treatment for your allergies and preventing hay fever symptoms is avoidance. Medications can typically help manage symptoms, but have traditionally not been useful for long-term allergy management. The following are non-pharmacological ways to manage your allergies…

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