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Posts Tagged ‘sinusitis’

Why Do I get a lot of Sinus Infections?

woman with a sinus infection in bed
December 8th, 2017

Millions of Americans suffer bouts of sinusitis (sinus infection) each year, with inflamed nasal passages and sinuses causing uncomfortable symptoms. In some cases, the misery continues despite attempts to treat the infection. Symptoms may also seem to get better, only to return. In this blog, the ear, nose, and throat specialists at New York ENT […]

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Smoking and Sinusitis

man smoking a cigarette
March 24th, 2017

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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What Causes a Sinus Infection?

woman with sinus infection
December 7th, 2016

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?

a list of ENT conditions, with sinus problems underlined
December 1st, 2016

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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Who is a Good Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?

man with chronic sinusitis
November 22nd, 2016

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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