Sinusitis

What’s the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Sinusitis?

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If you’re feeling congested and miserable, sinusitis may be to blame. This inflammation of the lining of the nasal passages causes mucus to back up in your nose and sinuses. It can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and in some cases, more serious health issues. Sinusitis can be either acute or chronic, and knowing which type …

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What Are The Risk Factors For Chronic Sinusitis?

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Chronic sinusitis is a common condition that can cause months of uncomfortable symptoms, including nasal congestion. It can affect anyone, including children, but it’s most common in young and middle-aged adults. In addition, there are several risk factors for chronic sinusitis, factors that can make you more likely to develop a chronic sinus infection. In …

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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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Smoking And Sinusitis

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Sinusitis (also called sinus infection) occurs when your sinuses, which are normally filled with air, become blocked with mucus. As mucus builds up and is unable to drain normally, it creates a breeding ground for germs that can cause infection. As a result, you may develop symptoms that include the following: Discolored drainage from your …

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Which Type of Sinus Surgery Do I Need?

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If you’ve been suffering from ongoing nasal and sinus issues that are causing severe symptoms despite an attempt to treat them, your doctor may recommend sinus surgery. In this blog, the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors at New York ENT will explain more about sinus surgery, including which type you might need. What is sinus …

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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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Who Is A Good Candidate For Balloon Sinuplasty?

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Millions of Americans deal with sinusitis every year, and in most cases, medications are used to treat this condition effectively, however, not all people experience relief after using medications. When other treatments don’t provide results, a balloon sinuplasty may offer the relief that you need. Here’s a closer look at sinusitis, what a balloon sinuplasty …

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