Posts for: June, 2015
Sinus disease, also known as sinusitis, is a common condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Symptoms of this condition include headache, facial pressure, cough, fever and a sore throat. Sinus disease can be acute or chronic. ENT specialist Richard Nass, M.D. sees many Manhattan residents with this very concern every year.
What Causes Sinus Disease?
Sinus disease occurs when the nasal passages swell and become blocked, trapping mucus and air inside them. This can happen as the result of a cold, allergies, infection, a compromised immune system or a structural defect in the nasal passages.
What Sinus Disease Treatments are Available?
Thankfully, no matter what is causing your sinus disease, your Manhattan ENT likely has several treatments you can try. Talk to Dr. Nass to figure out which treatment is best for you.
For minor and temporary sinus disease, blockage or pressure, you can likely find relief simply by drinking plenty of fluids, using a humidifier, breathing in steam, flushing out your sinuses, avoiding household irritants and resting. For more persistent sinus disease, you may find it helpful to open or close your windows, depending on the air quality both inside and outside, and to change your home air filter.
If your sinus disease symptoms are moderate to severe, you may need to take antibiotics, decongestants, pain killers, allergy medications or steroids. Surgery is also an option when nothing else is effective.
If you are one of the many Manhattan residents currently suffering from sinus disease pain and pressure, make today the day you finally visit an ENT to do something about it. One visit to Dr. Nass may be all you need to uncover the cause of your sinus disease and decide on the right treatment method for you so you can live your life to the fullest, without fear or sinus pain and pressure, once again.