Sinusitis Treatment in NYC & NJ
Sinusitis In Depth
by Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S.
The nose and sinuses work together as central system to many symptoms in the head and neck because of their anatomic location. The sinuses, eyes, and ears all drain into the nose. Inflammation in the back of the nose may not affect breathing but can lead to a variety of conditions including poor sinus circulation, headache, watery eyes or dizziness.
There are four paired paranasal sinuses:
The maxillary sinuses are located in the cheek area and can cause facial pain that may radiate to the teeth. The Ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and can cause pain that radiates to the eye area. The frontal sinuses are located in the forehead and can cause frontal headaches and pressure. The Sphenoid sinuses are located in the center of the skull and can cause pain radiating to the top and back of the head.
Sinus disease has become more common over the years because of a number of contributing factors. Underlying allergies, smoking, untreated nasal fractures, environmental irritants and antibiotic resistance are among the most common to blame. Bacteria may hide in what are called “biofilms” in the sinuses of patients with chronic sinusitis. Biofilms are an extracellular gelatinous byproduct that walls off (protects) the bacteria within the sinus cavity, preventing antibiotics from reaching them. Dr. Monica Tadros specializes in sinusitis treatment for her patients in NYC & NJ and Bergen County.
Dr. Tadros accepts most POS and PPO insurance in NYC & NJ for any medical issues related to the ear, nose and throat as an out of network provider. Please contact us today or call NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430.
Sinusitis is caused by infections that enduse inflammation in the sinuses. Microorganisms in the form of viruses, bacteria or fungus may grow within a sinus and develop inflammation and blockage of the opening where the sinus is suppose to drain. This results in pressure and retained fluid in the sinuses called an acute sinus infection.
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common medical diseases in the United States, affecting nearly 30 million Americans. Chronic sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Inflammation of the sinuses results in obstruction of the narrow natural drainage pathways of the sinuses, which in turn leads to further infection and inflammation of the affected sinus and leads to a vicious cycle.
Symptoms for patients in NYC & NJ may include sinus headache, facial pain, nasal drainage, nasal stuffiness and facial pressure. Occasionally this may be accompanied by fever, sore throat or cough. When the eyes fail to drain into the nose, excessive tearing may occur. When the middle ears fail to drain into the nose, ear pressure and pain can occur.
When symptoms last longer than one week, a bacterial infection should be suspected. Bacterial sinus infections more commonly occur in susceptible individuals with abnormal sinus tissue or blocked anatomy and unlike viral infections are generally not contagious.
Early treatment of sinus symptoms with decongestants, mucolytics and sinus irrigation may help prevent progression of a sinus infection.
Who is at risk for Chronic Sinusitis and How Does the Disease Progress?
Recurrent sinus infections should be investigated to prevent overgrowth (hyperplasia) of the sinus lining or polyps that may permanently obstruct sinus drainage. Rarely, complications of a sinus infection include bacterial meningitis, brain abscess, orbital cellulitis and invasive fungal disease.
Dr. Monica Tadros is committed to helping improve her patient’s sleep patterns and daily lives by delivering the best Sinusitis Treatment in NYC & NJ.
About Dr. Monica Tadros
Dr. Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S., is known as the leading ENT Doctor in Englewood, NJ and Bergen County.
She offers her patients compassionate care and cutting edge research in the field of nasal and sinus diseases.
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the prestigious Columbia University in 2006, where she taught many generations of residents and medical students, the art and science of Form and Function.
Dr. Tadros treats a wide range of problems including nasal allergies, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction and sinus. She is an expert ENT specializing in New Jersey sinusitis treatment and surgery for her patients in Bergen County and Englewood.
Interested in learning more about sinusitis treatment in NYC & NJ? Please call to speak to one of our Patient Advisors at NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430. You may also schedule your no-obligation consultation today. Our office is conveniently located in Bergen County near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631.