Sinus Disease

  • Chronic sinusitis is a common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks, despite treatment attempts.

  • Also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, this condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus buildup. Breathing through your nose might be difficult. The area around your eyes and face might feel swollen, and you might have facial pain or tenderness.

  • Chronic sinusitis can be brought on by an infection, by growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or by a deviated nasal septum. The condition most commonly affects young and middle-aged adults, but it also can affect children.

 

Symptoms

At least two of the four primary signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis must be present with confirmation of nasal inflammation for a diagnosis of the condition. They are:

  • Thick, discolored discharge from the nose or drainage down the back of the throat (postnasal drainage)

  • Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose

  • Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead

  • Reduced sense of smell and taste in adults or cough in children

 

Other signs and symptoms can include:

  • Ear pain

  • Aching in your upper jaw and teeth

  • Cough that might worsen at night

  • Sore throat

  • Bad breath (halitosis)

  • Fatigue or irritability

  • Nausea

Contact us for more information

Mathew M. Varghese, MD

Pediatric & Adult Allergy Specialists

136 North Washington Ave. Suite 203

Bergenfield, NJ 07621

1201 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307

 

8901 Kennedy Blvd West, Suite 4SW

North Bergen, NJ 07047

 

Tel:  201-374-1718  

Fax: 201-374-1719

 

 

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