Sinusitis

Have you ever before had a cold or allergic attack that would not disappear? If so, there’s a likelihood you really had sinus problems. Professionals estimate that 37 million people are afflicted with sinusitis each year, making it among the most typical health conditions in America. That number may be significantly higher, considering that the signs of bacterial sinus problems commonly resemble those of colds or allergies, and many victims never ever see a physician for appropriate diagnosis and/or therapy.

Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus. Take the following quiz to see if you have sinusitis.

Am I Suffering From Sinusitis?

Do I have facial pressure/pain?YesNo
Do I have headache pain?YesNo
Am I experiencing congestion or stuffy nose?YesNo
Do I have thick, yellow-green nasal discharge?YesNo
Low grade fever (99-100°)?YesNo
Do I have bad breath?YesNo
Am I experiencing pain in the upper teeth?YesNo
NOTE: The questions in this table are provided by The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

If you answered “Yes” to three or more of the symptoms listed above, you may have a sinus infection resulting from allergies, bacteria, or a response to fungi. We recommend that you call the ENT clinic of Dr. Steven Peskind to make an appointment for an examination.