Is It a Sinus Infection or Mold Exposure?

Make sure it's Just a Sinus Infection.

Make sure it’s Just a Sinus Infection.

NYC mold removal is becoming more important than ever. Case in point: Did you know that a sinus infection may not be quite what it seems? That’s right. Research conducted by the Mayo Clinic has found that chronic sinus infections were caused by exposure to mold in 9 out of 10 cases! These findings have differed from as little as 20 years ago when physicians believed that virtually all sinus infections were caused by either a virus or a bacteria.

Home and Work

Both home and work environments were the cause for these findings, as being exposed in either place was enough to both cause a sinus infection and prevent it from going away. And when you think about it, a warm dark and moist place, exactly like inside of your nose, is a perfect breeding place for mold.

What’s the Difference?

A genuine sinus infection and a mold-borne sinus infection are very similar. Headaches, congestion, discolored discharge and pressure in your sinus area are all symptoms of a genuine sinus infection and they are the same symptoms of a fungal sinus infection.


Since antibiotics do not affect fungal sinusitis, non-invasive surgery may be required to kill the mold in your sinus cavity. A simple probe is inserted into your nostrils and the treatment is highly effective.

If you have any questions about mold infestation, what to do to keep mold at bay, or if you would like a free mold inspection, contact Stern Mold. We are the experts at NYC mold removal!