Recurring sinus infections are known as chronic sinusitis. This is when the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks, despite treatment attempts.
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:
- Difficulty breathing and nasal congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Discolored nasal discharge
- Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
- Reduced sense of smell and taste in adults
- Asthma-like symptoms (you may even be seeing a doctor for asthma)
- Ear pain
- Teeth Pain
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
- Fatigue or irritability
The causes of chronic sinusitis include infection, nasal polyps (growths in the sinuses) or a deviated nasal septum. It is most common in adults but can occur in children.
Treatment Options for Recurring (Chronic) Sinusitis
If you’ve already been prescribed one of the typical treatment options for a sinus infection including antibiotics, nasal decongestant sprays, antihistamines, or topical nasal corticosteroids, and the infection continues to persist after 4 weeks or has recurred multiple times, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about sinus surgery.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sinus Surgery?
Those with some sort of obstruction that prevents the nasal cavity from draining properly are the ideal candidate for sinus surgery. Surgery will remove any blockages, like polyps, or enlarge the hole that the sinus drains through, allowing the sinuses to drain properly and preventing infection from building up.
Booking an Evaluation
If you have recurring sinus infections and are interested in learning more about our simple sinus procedure, book a consultation at our office in [city].
Our doctors will determine if you have sinusitis during your exam and propose the best treatment option based on the cause.
To book an evaluation, give us a call at [phone] or email us at [email]. You can also contact us with any questions you have.