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Saturday, March 8, 2014
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
laser pens/pointers and use in treating sinus
I have been advised to purchase a cheap laser Pen and press the output point to the sinuse bone where it joins the nose. Is this a known treatment for sinusitus or is it a dangerous practice?
This is not an accepted treatment for sinusitis, or for any other nasal or sinus ailment.
Allen M Seiden, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Division of Rhinology and Sinus Disorders, Director of University Taste and Smell Center, Director of University Sinus and Allergy
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati