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Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSC (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Northwell Health and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, and game-based learning from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He has a special interest in faculty development and has been a speaker or faculty at hundreds of local, national, and international courses and conferences. He is also an active blogger and podcaster for several organizations, including the Harvard Macy Institute (HMI), Harvard Medical School CME Online, and BackTable Innovations. He has been featured in the news and print for media outlets such as USA Today, Businesswire, The Washington Post, Nature Medicine, Fox News, and KevinMD. He was also the Vice President, Medical Director of a medical video game company, Level Ex from 2018 to 2023 that utilized game technology and psychology to create interactive experiences for healthcare professionals. | He is recognized as an expert on the implementation of educational technologies and gaming with a foundation in educational theory for health professions education. He was honored to be inducted as an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators and as an Associate Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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What is Sinusitis?

Infection of the sinuses, which are cavities around the nose and face. The infection can be acute (lasting about a week) or chronic (lasting more than three months). Most often infections start as a viral upper respiratory infection (URI) and then bacterial infection sets in. The symptoms include fever, facial pain or pressure, and nasal obstruction or drainage. Imaging including CT scans may be necessary.

Typical Symptoms of Sinusitis

  • Discharge of yellow or green sputum.

  • Headaches without seizures

  • Nose pain

  • Pain inside my cheeks, next to the nose and/or under the eyes

  • The presence of foul-smelling nasal discharge

  • Runny nose with yellow or green mucus

  • Bouts of violent coughing

  • Allergies other than to food, metal or drugs

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Sinusitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have yellow or green sputum?

  • Have your headaches been occurring without any seizures?

  • Do you have pain in your nose?

  • Do you have pain on the sides of your nose and under your eyes?

  • Do you have a bad smell with your runny nose?

Treatmentof Sinusitis

Treatment depends on the duration and severity. Short courses of symptoms can be managed with nasal rinses, analgesics, and nasal steroid sprays. Symptoms lasting longer than a week may require oral antibiotics and/or even oral steroids. In chronic or recurrent cases, surgery may be necessary. Control of allergic rhinitis may be necessary as well. In children, surgery is often focused on removing adenoid tissues in lieu of doing surgery on the sinuses unless the infection extends outside the sinuses into the eye or brain.

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References

  • Weinberger M. Whither Sinusitis? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Aug;57(9):1013-1019. doi: 10.1177/0009922818764927. Epub 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29562756.

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0009922818764927

  • Melén I. Chronic sinusitis: clinical and pathophysiological aspects. Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 1994;515:45-8. doi: 10.3109/00016489409124323. PMID: 8067243.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00016489409124323

  • Tan R, Spector S. Pediatric sinusitis. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2007 Nov;7(6):421-6. doi: 10.1007/s11882-007-0064-5. PMID: 17986371.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11882-007-0064-5

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Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSC

Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSC (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Northwell Health and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, and game-based learning from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He has a special interest in faculty development and has been a speaker or faculty at hundreds of local, national, and international courses and conferences. He is also an active blogger and podcaster for several organizations, including the Harvard Macy Institute (HMI), Harvard Medical School CME Online, and BackTable Innovations. He has been featured in the news and print for media outlets such as USA Today, Businesswire, The Washington Post, Nature Medicine, Fox News, and KevinMD. He was also the Vice President, Medical Director of a medical video game company, Level Ex from 2018 to 2023 that utilized game technology and psychology to create interactive experiences for healthcare professionals. | He is recognized as an expert on the implementation of educational technologies and gaming with a foundation in educational theory for health professions education. He was honored to be inducted as an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators and as an Associate Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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