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The pandemic saw many medical practices and clinics shutting their doors across the US; however, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Nass, award-winning and renowned Manhattan NY ENT and sinus specialist, will be providing full sinus, ear, nose, and throat services again to patients starting on September 1st, 2020.
In light of Covid-19, Dr. Nass and his practice are fully committed to safety and are taking extra precautions to protect their patients while also ensuring that they continue to get the quality ear, nose, and throat care they need during this time. Dr. Nass and his staff always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as limit the number of patients that are seen every day.
It’s a top priority for Dr. Nass and his team to provide comprehensive and dependable care to those dealing with both urgent and non-urgent matters, as well as providing surgical needs and elective procedures during this time. The staff at Dr. Nass’s office has received proper training and education on policies and practices to minimize exposure to COVID-19.
It is important to understand symptoms of COVID-19 and to avoid coming into the office if you are experiencing symptoms such as a persistent cough, sore throat, chest congestion, fever, and body aches. Dr. Nass offers telemedicine visits to patients who are concerned about their symptoms but still wish to remain at home while receiving proper medical care.
Dr. Richard Nass has been a Castle Connelly Top Doctor for 15 years in a row. He’s also won Leading Physician of the World. He specializes in treating a wide range of conditions and infections that affect the sinuses, ear, nose, and throat. From allergies and chronic sinusitis to sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Dr. Nass can now treat any problems you are facing at his Manhattan practice starting at the beginning of September.
To learn more about Dr. Richard Nass and the services he offers at his Manhattan NY practice, contact his office at (212) 734-4515 to ask about our treatment options or to schedule a consultation.
Is it a cold, flu or a sinus infection? Our otolaryngologist can help you spot the warning signs of sinusitis.
With winter in full force, it isn’t surprising that a lot of people are getting sick. So, if you are battling some unpleasant symptoms you may find yourself wondering whether it’s a sinus infection or something else. Since symptoms of a sinus infection can mimic other illnesses, it’s important to be able to spot signs of sinusitis. Find out when you can treat a sinus infection at home and the warning signs that it’s time to turn to our Manhattan, NY, otolaryngologist Dr. Richard Nass for treatment.
You might have sinusitis if you are experiencing,
- Facial pain, pressure and tenderness (typically around the eyes and sinuses)
- Nasal congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Ear pain
- Bad breath (more common with bacterial sinus infections)
Of course, a lot of these symptoms are also present when you have a flu or cold. So, how can you tell the difference? It is most likely a sinus infection if,
- You’ve been dealing with sinus pressure, nasal congestion and a stuffy or runny nose for more than 10 days
- You were dealing with symptoms of a cold that got better but then symptoms returned or got worse
- You notice yellow or green nasal discharge
- You have severe facial pain and pressure
- You have a fever over 102F
While sinus infections are often the result of a virus, bacterial sinus infections will require antibiotics; therefore, if your symptoms don’t get better with rest and home care, or if your sinus infection symptoms are severe it’s a good time to visit our Manhattan, NY, ENT doctor for a diagnosis.
How can I treat a sinus infection on my own?
If symptoms have just appeared and they aren’t severe then you may just choose to treat the problem on your own. Over-the-counter nasal sprays, decongestants and pain relievers can help manage symptoms until the infection goes away. You may also choose home remedies such as a Neti-pot, which flushes out the sinuses.
Bacterial infections will only go away with antibiotics so home care will not be enough. Our otolaryngologist may also prescribe corticosteroid nasal sprays, antihistamines or allergy medications. Patients dealing with recurring or chronic sinus infections may need to consider surgery or specialty procedures to treat blockages within the sinuses.
If you are looking for an ear, nose and throat doctor in Manhattan, NY
But our commitment to proper ENT health remains the same!
We are proud to announce that the office of Dr. Richard Nass, your trusted Sinus Specialist, has moved to a bright, new space, set in a more convenient location. Although now situated in 161 Madison Avenue Suite 11 W, Dr. Nass’s office still remains committed to bringing those in Manhattan the best ENT care possible.
As always, we are here to provide a wide range of services to boost the health of your sinuses, ear, nose, and throat. Some of these include:
- Remedies for nasal breathing problems
- Diagnoses and treatments for sleep apnea
- Treatment for sinusitis
- Balloon sinuplasty
- Facial Pain
- Ear infection treatment
Whether you’re already a faithful patient or seeing an ENT physician for the first time, give us a call at 212-734-4515 to schedule a consultation at our new Manhattan office, located on 161 Madison Avenue Suite 11 W, New York, NY 10016.
The primary function of the sinuses is to produce a mucus that helps to protect the nose from inhaling dust and dirt, as well as prevent it from drying out. However, these large spaces on the the front and sides of your skull can become inflamed from allergies, presence of a virus or bacteria, or growths inside of them. When these problems persist, your ear, nose, and throat doctor in Manhattan, NY, Dr. Richard Nass, may diagnose you with chronic sinusitis. Dr. Nass goes into more detail about the role of the sinuses and how he can help with their chronic issues in this post.
What is chronic sinusitis?
Chronic sinusitis is defined as ongoing mucus buildup, drainage, and pain associated with inflammation inside the sinuses that surround your nose and eyes. To be considered chronic, at least two of these symptoms must be present for 12 weeks or more and persist even though you and your Manhattan ENT have attempted various treatments. Other symptoms that may accompany chronic sinusitis include a cough, sore throat, or bad breath.
What causes chronic sinusitis?
Your Manhattan ENT doctor finds that many cases of chronic sinusitis are caused by stubborn pathogens left over from bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. Allergies or asthma may also contribute to persistent sinusitis. Structural problems like a deviated septum or nasal polyps (small, round outgrowths of tissue) may be restricting the space inside the sinuses and not allowing them to drain properly. Dr. Richard Nass will work with you to determine the cause of your chronic sinusitis, allowing for effective treatment.
How is chronic sinusitis treated?
The treatment and management of your sinusitis will largely depend on what's causing it. Antibiotics may help to clear up a bacterial infection, while allergy medication or shots can help to control symptoms if your Manhattan ENT determines that allergies are affecting your sinuses. Steroids may also help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. If these treatments are ineffective, a procedure known as a balloon sinuplasty may be performed in our office to enlarge your sinus passageways.
If you're tired of dealing with sinus problems, you have options. Contact Dr. Richard Nass at our ear, nose, and throat practice in Manhattan, NY, for an evaluation today.