Suffering from Chronic Sinus Infections?
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinus lining and can lead to sinus infections. Symptoms of sinusitis include facial discomfort, nasal discharge, headaches, fatigue, and nasal congestion.
Over 37 million people in America suffer from sinusitis every year. Sinusitis is one of the most common health problems in the country today, even more prevalent than asthma and heart disease. Sinusitis has greater impact on a patient’s quality of life than other common conditions like chronic back pain. The symptoms of sinusitis do not only affect the physical and functional well-being of a person, but can cause emotional problems as well.
Types of Sinusitis
Sinusitis may occur in two main ways: acute and chronic.
Sinusitis often begins from a cold, an allergy attack, or irritation from pollutants in the environment. These conditions can lead to nasal pressure, congestion, fever, and a runny nose. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, you are experiencing acute sinusitis, the most common type of sinusitis. Recurring acute sinusitis (more than four times a year) means that you may have a more serious case. If the symptoms last for more than 12 weeks, then you may have developed chronic sinusitis.
Sinusitis symptoms may be treated with medicines and home care, such as applying a hot towel to the face. Antibiotics may be prescribed for a bacterial infection, but if symptoms persist or become worse, surgical treatment may be necessary.
Balloon Sinuplasty – a state-of-the-art minimally-invasive procedure – is now available to treat chronic sinusitis sufferers. Relief has never been easier or faster! Balloon Sinuplasty is an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication. The procedure utilizes small balloons that are inflated in key places in the nose and sinus, which expand the sinus pathways. The result is instant relief from sinus pain and pressure.
Relief is Simple
With breakthrough procedures, such as Balloon Sinuplasty now available, relief has never been easier or faster! Contact us to book an appointment for chronic sinusitis treatment at either of our ENT locations: Biloxi and Ocean Springs.