Sinusitis in Princeton, NJ
Inflamed nasal tissues resulting from sinusitis can hamper your ability to work and play. Seeking care from board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, at his Central New Jersey area clinic, is the first step toward getting your life back on track. Our practice serves patients throughout the neighboring communities of Princeton and Plainsboro.
What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis actually refers to inflammation of the mucous cavities that line the nasal cavity. There are two forms of sinusitis: acute and chronic. Acute sinusitis is relatively mild, and typically lasts less than four weeks. Chronic sinusitis lasts longer — even months or years in some cases. The only difference between chronic and acute sinusitis is the duration of symptoms, as both are characterized by congestion, pressure in the sinus cavities and mucous.
What Causes Sinusitis?
The most common causes are allergies and the common cold. Nasal polyps, which are small growths that occur inside the nose, are sometimes responsible for chronic sinusitis.
Benefits of Sinusitis Treatment
The biggest benefit to receiving sinusitis treatment is the fact that it allows you to breathe easier, and can also relieve some of the allergy or flu-like symptoms that often accompany it.
How is Sinusitis Treated?
Acute sinusitis is typically treated with decongestants or nasal sprays. Dr. Kay may recommend using a vaporizer or applying warm compresses to the nose in addition to taking medication.
Preparing for Sinusitis Treatment
Not much is needed to prepare for your sinusitis treatment, except to note where and when symptoms started, and what methods you have used to alleviate them (including over-the-counter medications).
Sinusitis Treatment Recovery
Stay alert for possible drowsiness, which is a side effect of many sinusitis medications. Drink plenty of water to help eliminate infection and ensure your nasal membranes remain moist.
How Much Does Sinusitis Treatment Cost?
Sinusitis is one of the least expensive ear, nose and throat conditions to care for; however, not everyone will require the same type of treatment. During your consultation, your cost and amount of available insurance benefits will be discussed. If needed, we will also advise you as to other payment options such as cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Is Sinusitis Treatment Right for Me?
If you suffer from acute sinusitis, chances are you can successfully treat it on your own using a combination of home remedies and over-the-counter medications. Should self-treatment prove ineffective or if chronic sinusitis is a concern, please visit our office.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates for Sinusitis Treatment?
As a board certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Scott Kay is capable of quickly diagnosing the cause of your sinusitis and recommending a course of action to bring you fast relief.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Sinusitis Treatment
Dr. Kay will look inside your nasal cavity to determine if a blockage exists. He may examine your throat, ears and mouth for signs of an infection. He will also review your medical history, and evaluate the effectiveness of self-help treatment to determine the next step.
Sinusitis affects hundreds of people in the Central New Jersey area, including those in Princeton and Plainsboro. A good number of them have obtained relief by visiting Dr. Scott Kay of Princeton Otolaryngology Associates. You can too by contacting us to schedule an appointment.