Sinus infections have a wide range of symptoms. If you are suffering from sinusitis, or a sinus infection, you are most likely dealing with congestion, a sore throat and a headache, but did you know that puffy eyes are also a sign of sinusitis? The puffy eyes that frequently accompany a sinus infection are usually blamed […]
When you think about acid reflux, sinuses might not come to mind. Believe it or not, there are some specific correlations between acid reflux and sinus problems. Along with heartburn and other digestive complaints, acid reflux can contribute to a number of respiratory conditions. In this blog, Manhattan Otolaryngologist, Dr. David Volpi will explain whether acid […]
When ear pain, a sore throat, snoring or congestion strikes, many head to their family doctor or an urgent care center. Some do nothing at all and wait for the symptoms to go away on their own. If you are suffering from any ear, nose or throat condition, it’s best to seek out the care […]
Sinus problems plague millions of individuals across the country, each year. Unfortunately for some, these issues are not only annoying, but also ongoing, and symptoms can last for months, and even years. Many continue to suffer in silence and do not seek treatment, assuming that symptoms will clear up on their own, or that they […]
Most patients with the occasional sore throat or stuffy nose reach out to their primary care physician for treatment. There are some symptoms, however, that indicate the need to see a specialist. An otolaryngologist, or ENT doctor, is a specialist who is specifically trained to medically and surgically treat conditions of the ear, nose and […]
At some point, we’ve all suffered from ear, nose and throat symptoms that have made it hard to sleep, work or enjoy our free time. When these symptoms are the occasional bi-product of something like a common cold, they are easily dealt with. Unfortunately, millions of Americans deal with ear, nose and throat symptoms that […]
Mention an ear infection and some people may cringe as they recall a childhood episode involving a painful earache. Because ear infections are most commonly seen in children, we might think that as adults, we have ‘outgrown’ them. However, ear infections are a concern for adults as well– especially as one of the main culprits […]
As a respiratory viral infection, the flu can lead to an increased risk of complications associated with the lungs and breathing passages. If you have emphysema, asthma, or chronic bronchitis, contracting the flu can potentially increase your chances of a more serious illness, such as pneumonia.
Did you know that viral infections are a leading cause of the onset of a sinus infection? If your immune system is weakened by the flu, you may be at risk of developing sinusitis. This is because the flu can cause the inflammation and obstruction of the nasal passages. Sinusitis occurs when the nasal passages […]
The cold winter months are a bad time for the human voice. Its delicate tissues are easily damaged due to exposure to the elements as the moist covering of mucus dissolves the critical thin covering of mucus over the vocal cords and throat.