If you have nasal congestion, facial pressure, cough, and thick nasal discharge, you may have chronic sinusitis. The sinus specialists at Allergy & Asthma Care of New York can diagnose and treat your sinusitis quickly, painlessly, and effectively.
Your sinuses are hollow cavities within your cheekbones, around your eyes, and behind your nose. They contain mucus, which helps to warm, moisten and filter the air you breathe. When something blocks the mucus from draining normally, an infection can occur. Your infection may acute or chronic: acute sinusitis refers to sinusitis symptoms lasting less than four weeks.
Most cases begin as a common cold. Symptoms often go away within a week to 10 days; but in some people, a bacterial infection develops. Chronic sinusitis, also referred to as chronic rhinosinusitis, is often diagnosed when symptoms have gone on for more than several months, despite medical treatment.
I actually transferred my care to Allergy & Asthma Care of New York in November 2013 from another NYC allergist since I was not happy with my original allergists. There are two allergy doctors at the office. Dr. Cliff Basset – is who I usually see and who deserves his impeccable reputation. I’ve also been able to make same day appointments when my allergy flares up. During my first year of treatment, I visited the office quite frequently and both Dr. Bassett and Dr. Kaza (and the entire staff) knew me by name. With their help, my allergies are completely under control and I’m less miserable during spring and fall and I no longer suffer from constant coughing and headaches from sinusitus. Thank you – you are the best! ~ YELP
People with seasonal and indoor allergies may be more likely to suffer from chronic sinusitis. This is because the airways are more likely to become inflamed when allergic rhinitis or asthma are present. There are other causes of sinusitis including infection, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, or in rare cases an immune system deficiency.
What are the symptoms of chronic sinusitis? One or more of the following may occur:
- A runny nose (the discharge may be greenish and/ or yellow)
- A reduced sense of smell
- Pain over the affected sinus – in many cases, it is more of a feeling of facial fullness or mild discomfort rather than pain
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic bad breath
- A feeling that you have a toothache
- Chronic cough (especially upon waking)
- A feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears
- Chronic exhaustion
In children, symptoms may include:
- Chronic earaches
- Mouth breathing
- Feeding difficulty
- Nasal speech
Allergy & Asthma Care of New York accepts most insurance plans.
If you have any questions for the NYC allergists or would like to schedule a consultation with the allergists please feel free to contact Allergy & Asthma Care of New York (212) 964-1295 or (212) 759-8644 and indicate which NYC office (Financial District, Gramercy, Midtown) you would like to be seen.