Sinusitis And Sinus Infections
The sinus specialist doctors of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York can quickly and properly diagnosis and treat your sinus infection.
If you have nasal congestion, facial pressure, cough and thick nasal discharge, you may have rhinosinusitis, commonly referred to as sinusitis.
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: an 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.
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.
Allergy & Asthma Care of New York – now part of Schweiger Dermatology Group accepts most major 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 us at (212) 260-6078 for Gramercy or (212) 964-1295 for Financial District.