Sinus Infection

Are Sinus Infections Contagious?

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Sinus infections (sinusitis) can cause a long list of symptoms – such as nasal congestion and drainage, fatigue, headaches, and more – that can make you miserable. Symptoms can persist for months or even longer, so you may wonder if these infections are contagious and if you can do anything to avoid getting them. In …

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Can A Sinus Infection Cause A Sore Throat?

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A sore throat can just be a symptom of a common cold that will soon clear up. Other times, however, it can be an indication that you may have a sinus infection. In this blog, the board-certified ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors with New York ENT explain how a sinus infection can cause a …

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How Long Do Sinus Infections Last?

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About 35 million Americans have at least one bout with a sinus infection (sinusitis) each year, with some suffering from symptoms for months – or even years. In this blog, the board-certified ear, nose, and throat doctors at New York ENT explain how long your sinus infection systems are likely to last. What is a …

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What Happens If A Sinus Infection Is Left Untreated?

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A sinus infection can cause a long list of annoying problems, but if left untreated, your symptoms could continue for months on end. And in rare cases, very serious complications can develop. In this blog, the board-certified physicians at New York ENT explain more about sinus infections and what can happen if they’re left untreated. …

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Can I Have Surgery for my Sinus Infection?

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Sinus infections (sinusitis) can cause daily misery and even (in rare) cases, life-threatening conditions. If you develop chronic sinusitis, symptoms of your infection last for 12 weeks or more, which can have a significant impact on your daily quality of life. In this blog, the board-certified physicians at New York ENT address the common symptoms …

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What Causes A Sinus Infection?

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A sinus infection is an inflammation of the lining of the sinus passages that can cause cold-like symptoms that get worse over time. As the passage of air becomes blocked, the sinuses can be filled with fluid, bacteria, and germs that can eventually lead to an infection. Most cases of sinusitis are acute, which last …

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What Is A Sinus Infection?

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Every day, thousands of people suffer from mild, acute, or even a more severe form of sinusitis, most commonly referred to as a sinus infection. The medical term not often heard, but mostly associated with a sinus infection, is rhinosinusitis. This is a condition that causes inflammation of the soft tissues that directly align with …

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