Are You Suffering From Sinus Pain?
Suffering from sinus pain can be miserable, but when it becomes chronic and recurring, it can start to take a toll on your life. If you have been suffering from sinus pain for a long time, you likely have tried everything from home remedies to over-the-counter medications. It's time to stop just managing your symptoms and get real relief from the professionals.
At Sinus and Nasal Specialists of Louisiana, we can diagnose the root cause of your sinus pain to give you the best long-term treatment possible. So stop just managing your symptoms and take your life back today.
Unsure of how bad your sinus problems are?
What Are The Sinuses?
Your nose is made up of several cavities that are filled with air called paranasal sinuses. These sinuses help keep mucous membranes moist, warm, and clear so they don't become infected or inflamed. They also protect against infection by trapping foreign substances in their walls and then expelling them from the body by draining mucus.
When these sinuses or sinus linings develop an inflammation or infection, this causes nasal congestion and pressure inside the head, which keeps the mucus from draining. The inability to drain leads to infection and symptoms like headaches and other types of sinus-related issues such as facial swelling, stuffy nose, or postnasal drip.
You May Be Suffering From Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis or sinus infection occurs when the nasal passages become inflamed, trapping mucus in the sinus cavity. The mucus that's unable to drain contains foreign substances like bacteria, fungus, or viruses that begin to multiply and cause an infection.
Chronic sinusitis occurs when infection lasts longer than 12 weeks or recurs more frequently than 4 times per year. Most people who suffer from chronic sinus infections are not aware they have them until their condition has become severe enough to require medical attention.
What Can Cause My Sinusitis To Become A Chronic Condition?
Your sinusitis can be recurring due to an underlying cause like allergies, nasal obstruction, nasal polyps, or other respiratory conditions such as asthma. Once you get, the underlying condition solved, your chronic sinus infections should improve. At Sinus and Nasal Specialists of Louisiana, we can diagnose and treat your underlying cause to enhance your overall sinus health.
What Are The Common Symptoms Of Chronic Sinus Infections And Sinusitis?
There are some common symptoms of sinus infections that you can look out for that include:
- Postnasal drip
- Pain around the eyes
- Facial pain
- Sinus pressure
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Bad breath
If any of these symptoms persist beyond 2-3 months then you are probably suffering from a chronic condition.
How to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection
The most effective way to cure chronic sinusitis is by treating its underlying causes. We offer several treatments, including balloon sinuplasty, allergy treatment, medication therapy, and others. Each patient will receive individualized care based upon their specific needs.
Some common effective treatments that may be part of a treatment plan include:
- Sinus rinse/Neti pot
- Stay properly hydrated
- Over-the-counter medications
- Saline nasal spray
Our goal at Sinus and Nasal Specialist of Louisiana is to find the source of your sinus problems so that we can effectively manage your condition.
Get Treatment For All Of Your Sinus Issues
Whether you are suffering from acute sinusitis or something more serious at Sinus and Nasal Specialists of Louisiana, we diagnose and treat the underlying issues of your sinus condition to give you the long-lasting successful treatment you deserve.