Chronic Sinusitis Treatment from Collier Otolaryngology
Put an end to sinus infections! We develop a treatment plan that works for you!
Is your constant sinus pressure ruining your life? While some infections can resolve on their own under the right conditions, infections that develop within your sinus passages are painful, disruptive, and can turn into chronic issues. The answer is simple. You can prevent further harm to your health and take your life back from sinus pressure and pain by seeking treatment from ENT professionals at Collier Otolaryngology.
Are you ready to stop your sinus infection symptoms?
ENT specialists at Collier Otolaryngology have experience treating all forms of sinusitis. To find the solution that puts an end to your sinus infections, start by scheduling a consultation with our office. For more explanation, continue reading about sinus infection treatments.
How do I know if I have a sinus infection? And what can Collier Otolaryngology do about it?
A sinus infection, also known as chronic sinusitis, is present when tissues within the nasal cavities become inflamed, which prevents normal, proper drainage and results in an infection.
An Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor, such as the professionals at Collier Otolaryngology, can be diagnose your specific condition. Their diagnosis that you may be a chronic sinusitis sufferer is based on several of the most common symptoms, which include:
- Constant, frequent headaches
- Stuffy nose and nasal discharge
- Pressure in your sinuses (behind the eyes and near your cheeks)
- Bad breath and coughing
- Extreme fatigue
These symptoms are signs that you may be a chronic sinusitis sufferer. Find out if your symptoms are caused by a sinus infection by scheduling an appointment with our office.Learn to evaluate your symptoms by taking our quick Sinus Quiz
What options do I have for sinusitis treatment?
There are many ways that sinus infections can be resolved; the treatment that will work best for you depends on your history and type of sinusitis (acute, recurrent, chronic, allergic, fungal) , your body, and your lifestyle. While it is best to work alongside a professional ENT to determine the most effective treatment for your specific condition, relief may present itself in several ways:
Balloon Sinuplasty, often referred to as Sinus Dilation
The Balloon Sinuplasty (Sinus Dilation) procedure can be performed in our offices in under an hour. A small balloon is placed in your blocked sinus pathway, inflated, and removed. The result is an open sinus pathway that allows drainage, preventing bacteria from building up and causing sinusitis. Since 2005, more than 375,000 patients have put an end to their recurrent or chronic sinusitis with the balloon sinus dilation procedure.Learn more about the Balloon Sinuplasty (Sinus Dilation) Procedure Here
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery, a popular treatment for chronic or recurrent sinusitis, is caused by a permanent problem with your nose. In contrast with Balloon Sinuplasty (Sinus Dilation), this is an invasive procedure that can take weeks or months to achieve full recovery. This permanent procedure involves removing bone and tissue in your nose to prevent further blockages that lead to sinus infections.
While mostly a short-term solution, antibiotics can help you with relief of a single sinus infection. They work by attacking the bacteria that leads to the infection; they do not address the root cause of your sinusitis, and there may be some additional risks.
Nasal sprays, another short-term treatment option, uses medication to reduce the swelling of your sinus openings. Drainage is restored, but only temporarily. This is meant as a treatment method to provide relief from the symptoms of a single sinus infection. If overused, you may become reliant on the product and the medications applied to your sinuses.
You have options. We can help you determine which option for relief is worth your time, money and effort.
Ready for long-term relief from chronic sinus infections? Learn more about Balloon Sinuplasty (Sinus Dilation), read some of the frequently asked questions patients like yourself have had when faced with their options, or take action now and schedule a consultation today!
Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty (Sinus Dilation) is not the answer to everyone’s sinus misery. Consult your physician for a full discussion of associated risks and benefits of sinuplasty technology and to determine whether this procedure is right for you.
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