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Sinusitis Specialist

Kamran Jafri MD PC

Sleep Specialist & Sinus Specialist located in Financial District & Midtown, New York, NY

Sinusitis is very common and can be short-lived or a chronic problem. No matter the length of your sinusitis, pain and nasal congestion can affect your quality of life. Kamran Jafri, MD PC, in New York City, offers advanced diagnostic testing and treatments to alleviate your symptoms and resolve your sinusitis. For an appointment, contact the Financial District or Midtown, Manhattan, office by phone or online today.

Sinusitis Q & A

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis refers to inflammation in your sinus cavity. The inflammation may be:

Acute sinusitis

A cold, allergies, air travel, or a decreased immune system may cause acute sinusitis. With acute sinusitis, you may feel like you have a bad cold that lasts a little too long. Usually, acute sinusitis resolves within four weeks or less.

Chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis refers to chronic blockage of your sinus drainage pathways. The blockage may develop because of scar tissue, allergies, swelling of the cavity, inflammation, polyps, or bone. Sinusitis is chronic when your symptoms last 12 or more weeks.

Both acute and chronic sinusitis can cause symptoms that affect your quality of life. For relief, contact Kamran Jafri, MD PC.

What are sinusitis symptoms?

Acute and chronic sinusitis cause similar symptoms. With sinusitis, you may experience:

  • Facial pressure
  • Headaches
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Bad breath
  • Ear pressure
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Facial swelling
  • Painful upper teeth
  • Poor sleep
  • Fatigue

Due to the poor drainage in the sinus cavity from the inflammation, your sinusitis can lead to a sinus infection, which affects 35 million Americans every year. 

How is sinusitis diagnosed?

Kamran Jafri, MD PC, conducts a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose sinusitis. The evaluation includes a review of your symptoms and medical history and evaluation of your nasal and sinus passages.

To determine a diagnosis, you may have a nasal endoscopy, which is a device that allows your provider to get a clear visualization of your inner nose and structures. You may also need a CT scan. 

Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, Kamran Jafri, MD PC, determines the type of sinusitis you have, which is used to formulate your dedicated, customized, and precise treatment plan. 

What are sinusitis treatments?

Kamran Jafri, MD PC, may first take a conservative approach to the management of your sinusitis. Your treatment may include:

  • Allergy medication
  • Antibiotics
  • Oral steroids
  • Saline rinses
  • Neti pot
  • Medicated sinus rinses

If conservative measures fail to get you the relief you need, a minimally invasive surgery, such as sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, septoplasty, or turbinoplasty, may be the best course of action.

For a diagnosis and treatment of your sinusitis with a patient-centered approach to care, contact Kamran Jafri, MD / Jafri Sinus Surgery, PC, by phone or online today. 

Notes: Minimally invasive procedures. Identify the type of sinusitis and formulate a dedicated, customized and precise treatment plan.