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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
This winter has been brutally cold, and infections of the nose and throat are common when the delicate sinus tissues are injured by the entry of bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances.