• How a Balloon Sinuplasty Can Help You
    Are you tired of living with constant congestion and sinus pain? Balloon sinuplasty, a procedure offered by your St. Peters, MO, ENT, Dr. Paul Burk, may help clear your sinuses Read more
  • Why Does Sinus Infection Season Start in the Fall?
    A sinus infection is when the contents of the sinuses become backed up and infected.  The cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed. Sometimes, they come with bad headaches or Read more
    SWIMMERS EAR Now that summer is here and we all like to be swimming and cooling off in some water.  Here's a few things.......   How do you know you have swimmer’s ear? What’s Read more
  • Summer Allergies: What are they?
    The sun is shining, children are out of school, and summer vacation plans are in full effect. What happens when suddenly you wake up with a sore throat, stuffy nose, Read more
  • Sinus Infections That Don’t Quit: When You Should Worry
    Give it time but keep your doctor in the loop if it lingers. Most of us know the discomfort and annoyance of a sinus infection. Especially when they linger on. But Read more
  • How Does Climate Affect Sinusitis?
    Sinuses are air-filled cavities located within the cheekbones, around the eyes, and behind the nose. An inflammation of the sinuses is called sinusitis and can be caused by infection, injury, or Read more
    Sinusitis is inflammation of your nasal or sinus passage. Chronic sinusitis is where you have chronic inflammation of your nasal or sinus passages that lasts for over 12 weeks at Read more
  • Dr. Burk’s 10 TIPS For Sinus and Respiratory Health This Fall and Winter
    The time of year is upon us when summer time heat is behind us. With the change of seasons come a multitude of challenges for the nose, sinuses and lungs. Allergens, Read more
      One of the most important doctors you can have as a part of your health care team is an ENT, or Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.  They study in a Read more
  • What Are the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection?
    Is it a sinus infection or something else? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. A sinus infection is bound to happen at some point; however, you may not recognize the symptoms, especially Read more
  • Types of Sinus Complications
    Are your sinus issues not going away? While the occasional sinus issues can often be managed with rest, hydration and home care, sometimes infections, obstructions and other sinus issues can lead Read more
  • What Is Causing Your Recurring Sinus Infections?
    Find out if you are dealing with chronic sinusitis and why. Most people dealing with the dreaded symptoms of a sinus infection can expect to recover within 10 to 14 days; Read more
  • The Reasons for Facial Pain
    Could your facial pain be caused by a sinus infection? Experiencing facial pain and pressure can be downright miserable. Perhaps this is your first time dealing with it, and you have Read more
  • Could Your Spring Allergies Be Something More
    Find out when your springtime allergies warrant seeing a specialist. April showers may bring May flowers, but they may also kick up your allergies as well. If springtime has you closing Read more
  • Should You Be Worried About Sinus Pain and Pressure?
    Most people will deal with a sinus infection in their lifetime. They are incredibly common. The nasal congestion, the swollen nasal cavity, the inflammation… can be downright miserable; however, when Read more
  • Are You Dealing With Nasal Obstruction?
    Find out what could be causing your nasal obstruction and what you can do about it. Having trouble breathing out of one or both nostrils? If so, you may find yourself Read more

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