Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems in the U.S. Is defined as an inflammation of the sinus lining, and is commonly caused by structural issues such as ostial blockage, bacterial infections, viral infections or a combination of these.
Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat; nasal obstruction or congestion; tenderness and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead; and/or a reduced sense of smell and taste.
For many patients, symptoms vary and may include nasal congestion, facial discomfort, nasal discharge, headache and fatigue. Sinusitis is considered acute when symptoms last 4 weeks or less and chronic when it lasts 12 weeks or longer.
For more than 20 years, the physicians at Melnick, Moffitt, and Mesaros ENT Associates have been providing state of the art quality ear, nose, and throat medical and surgical care. If you think you suffer from sinusitis symptoms, please contact Melnick, Moffitt, and Mesaros ENT Associates for a comprehensive consultation.
Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20)
Click the button below you will find a list of symptoms and social/emotional consequences of your rhinosinusitis. To find out your score, simply answer the following questions to the best of your ability.
HOW TO TAKE THIS TEST: Consider how severe the problem is when you experience it and how frequently it happens.