What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis means an inflammation of the sinuses. The inflammation of sinuses can be acute or chronic. Sinusitis can result from underlying infections or from allergic causes. The infections of sinusitis are bacterial, viral or fungal. In some cases, sinusitis exacerbated by allergies can develop into secondary infections. Sinus infections should always be treated by a medical professional.

Common symptoms for sinusitis include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throats, post nasal drip
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache

Because sinus infections and allergic sinusitis can present with the same symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention if your symptoms do not clear up within a few days. If you suffer from allergy-related sinusitis, or if your allergies seem to lead to sinus infections with a certain degree of frequency, you may need the help of an allergist. Dr. Atul Shah of The Center for Asthma & Allergy is a Board Certified allergy and asthma specialist dedicated to helping his patients feel better every day, and can outline a treatment plan that will help reduce or eliminate the suffering and discomfort associated with frequent sinus infections and allergic sinusitis. We find ways to prevent frequent sinus infections.

If you suffer from chronic, possibly allergy-related sinus infections, come see Dr. Shah. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade and is always welcoming new patients. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at 631-395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your symptoms with our world class allergy & asthma specialist.

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