HACKENSACK, NJ, January 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- During the winter months, many patients complain of sinus congestion. While many experience relief within a week, others might be unable to find relief for their symptoms. Dr. Christopher Shaari, ENT in Hackensack
, understands that chronic sinus complications are troubling his patients, and informs his patients that he is available to help find the relief for their symptoms.
"If you have been suffering from sinus problems for more than 12 weeks, it could be sinusitis. By understanding common sinus problems, I hope that I can further help my patients receive the care they need to breathe easily again," said Dr. Christopher Shaari, Hackensack ENT
Acute bacterial sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities that is caused by bacteria and is usually preceded by a cold, allergy attack, or irritation by environmental pollutants. Unlike a cold, however, bacterial sinusitis requires a diagnosis from Dr. Christopher Shaari, Hackensack ear, nose and throat
doctor, and treatment with an antibiotic to cure the infection and prevent future complications.
Mucus normally collects in the sinuses and drains into the nasal passages, but when a person has a cold or an allergy attack their sinuses become inflamed and are unable to drain. Without drainage, this can lead to congestion and infection. Dr. Shaari, Hackensack, NJ ENT
, will diagnose acute sinusitis if a patient has up to 4 weeks of purulent nasal drainage accompanied by nasal obstruction, facial pain-pressure-fullness, or both. The sinus infection is likely bacterial if it persists for 10 days or longer, or if the symptoms worsen after an initial improvement.
Acute sinusitis becomes chronic when a patient has frequent sinusitis, or the infection lasts more than three months. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may be less severe than those of acute, but untreated chronic sinusitis can cause damage to the sinuses and cheekbones that sometimes can require surgery to repair. Antibiotic therapy for bacterial sinusitis may be an appropriate treatment for sinusitis. If Dr. Shaari, Hackensack sinus
doctor, thinks that a patient has chronic sinusitis, intensive antibiotic therapy may be prescribed and sometimes surgery may be necessary to remove physical obstructions that may contribute to sinusitis.
By understanding chronic sinusitis, Dr. Shaari, ENT Hackensack, NJ
, hopes his patients will better understand the need for expert care from his office. Patients can visit Dr. Shaari's practice website at http://www.drshaari.com
to get an in depth look into various sinus and nasal problems. As always, Dr. Christopher Shaari encourages his patients to schedule an appointment if their symptoms do not improve after a week.
About Dr. Christopher Shaari: Dr. Christopher Shaari is a board certified otolaryngologist and has been practicing in Hackensack, NJ since 1997. Dr. Shaari provides care in medical and surgical management of nasal and sinus disorders, as well as surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid conditions. He completed his six-year Accelerated Biomedical Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College in 1991. Dr. Shaari was also elected President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated Cum Laude with Distinction in Research from Albany Medical College, where he received the Daggett Trust Prize, the Merck Manual Medical Student Award, the Sandoz medical Student Award, and an array of other awards. Dr. Christopher Shaari has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, and has developed several medical patents in his field.
Dr. Christopher Shaari
20 Prospect Ave. Suite 712
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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