Everyone has gotten a headache, facial pain, runny nose, and nasal congestion at some point in their lives. However, do you know what is triggering these symptoms? It’s important to get the proper diagnosis by a sinus specialist so you can properly address and treat these problems.
Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis
Sinus headaches, nasal congestion, facial pain can be caused by a blockage of normal sinus drainage. The obstruction causes mucus to build up and get trapped in your sinuses. Some of the symptoms of a sinus headache are:
Pain and pressure in the front of your face
Pain and pressure behind your eyes
Sore throat due to mucus build up
These symptoms are often intensified by damp, cold weather if it’s a sinus headache.
Effective Treatments for Sinusitis
The most important thing to keep in mind when looking to treat your sinuses is to figure out what is causing it. Is it caused by allergies or Congestion?
Initially you may seek treatment options that include:
Nasal Sprays – Nasal sprays can reduce swelling and relieve sinus congestion for sinus headaches that are caused by infection or allergies.
Antibiotics – If the sinus infection is caused by infection, antibiotics can treat the problem.
If nasal sprays and antibiotics do not resolve your breathing issues you may want to contact our sinus specialist for consultation which may include:
CT Scan – Allowing the sinus specialist to get closer more accurate insight as to what is happening inside your nose. We don’t ‘guess’ what could be wrong, we look deep inside to make sure we know what the cause may be.
Allergy Testing– The simple allergy test is done in-office and treatment options vary depending on what the patient prefers.
Balloon Sinus Surgery – There are sinus surgery options to open the blockage, therefore reducing the amount of sinus headaches. Balloon Sinuplasty is a quick simple procedure that opens the blockage, drains the sinus & irrigates the affected area. Results are described as immediate by patients and more importantly there is very little down time. Most patients return to work the next day! The procedure only takes a few minutes and it is covered by most insurance policies.
To book an appointment with a Broward Sinus Doctor or find out more about your treatment options call Odalys Alfonso at (954) 389-1414 or fill the short form below.