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woman suffering from symptoms of a deviated septum

Am I Suffering from a Deviated Septum?

Do you have trouble breathing through your nose? Do you suffer from recurrent sinus infections? Does your snoring interrupt your sleep? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a deviated septum. What Causes a Deviated Septum? The septum is made up of cartilage and bone. Its purpose is […]

woman suffering from throat pain

What to Expect During an Adult Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is frequently associated with childhood, but adults who suffer from frequent sore throats or experience constant pain in their throat may also benefit from having this procedure performed. An adult tonsillectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure where an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) removes tonsils that have become enlarged or frequently get […]

man wonders, can postnasal drip be cured

Can Postnasal Drip Be Cured?

Postnasal drip is one of the most common symptoms that leads to a visit to see an otolaryngologist, or ear nose and throat doctor and many wonder, can postnasal drip be cured? Mucus, the thick, wet substance that helps to trap and annihilate foreign substances like virus and bacteria before they cause infection, is found […]

woman wonders if sinusitis is contagious

Is Sinusitis Contagious?

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, are an inflammation of sinus tissue. One of the most common questions regarding this condition is, “is sinusitis contagious?” In this blog, board-certified Otolaryngologist Dr. David O. Volpi will address this question. Who Gets Sinusitis? There are several reasons that someone could contract sinusitis, but in most cases, it […]

woman suffering from sinus puffy eyes

How to Treat Puffy Eyes from Sinusitis

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 […]

woman suffers from sinus pain caused by acid reflux

Can Acid Reflux Cause Sinus Pain?

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 […]

man suffering from chronic sinusitis, wonders if balloon sinuplasty is right for him

How You Know It’s Time For a Balloon Sinuplasty

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 […]