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Sinus and Sinusitis

Painful sinus infections can cause headaches, fatigue, fever, congestion and drainage, sidelining you for weeks. Unresolved, these problems can lead to inflammation and swelling of the tissue lining your sinus cavities causing sinusitis.

Our goal is to find out why the sinuses aren’t draining properly. At BreatheAmerica, we use CT (Computed Tomography and Computed Axial Tomography aka CAT) scans to allow our physicians to look into the sinuses and view the tissue to confirm whether the infection exists. Treating sinus infections will vary based on the extent and location of the infection, and it’s underlying causes. BreatheAmerica will take a methodical, step-therapy approach to treatment of your sinus conditions. For more information about treatment plans, click the links to the left of contact one of our centers for an appointment.  

 

Conditions and Treatments

Ear Infections

When is a simple ear infection not so simple? When they’re a more chronic condition caused by allergies or sinus issues. Allergies and poor sinus drainage can “congest” your ear canals, causing fluid to build up and become infected. For more information on sinusitis and ear infections and read more on how to prevent this from becoming a chronic issue, about medication options, and referrals for this condition, contact us today!

Headache

Sinus headaches and migraines have both been linked to allergies, but depending on their root cause, have different triggers and require different treatment. Allergy headaches have pain localized over the sinus areas, causing facial pain instead of headache. Migraines are more commonly associated with throbbing on one side of the head or face. These can both be triggered by sinus congestion. Sinus headaches occur when the sinus cavities are swollen, and their openings into the nasal passages are obstructed, causing pressure to build up. To learn about triggers, medication options and referrals for further treating this condition, contact us today!

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign growths on the lining of the nose. They aren’t easily treated with over the counter medication, and are triggered by chronic sinus infections, asthma or allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of nasal polyps include nasal obstruction, runny nose, postnasal drip, persistent congestion, reduced sense of smell, pressure in the forehead or face or snoring. To learn how to avoid nasal polyps, medication options and referrals for further treating this condition, contact us today!

Sinusitis Treatment

Sinusitis is the swelling or inflammation of the tissue lining the sinus cavities. This occurs when the sinuses, or cavities in your head and face, don’t drain normally. When a sinus cavity becomes infected, it can be painful, causing headaches, fatigue, fever, congestion, and drainage. To discover details on treatment options and referrals for further care surrounding this condition, contact us today!