How To Tell If You Have Chronic Sinusitis
June 12, 2019
Are you one of those people whose sinus infections come around like clockwork? Or are you someone who never knows when congestion is going to come along and ruin your day? We’re in the business of getting to the root of your breathing trouble—we’ve seen everything under the sun! Here are a few warning signs that your sickness is pointing to a case of chronic sinusitis:
What are your symptoms?
Symptoms of a sinus infection include pounding headaches, debilitating fatigue, excruciating fever, unbearable congestion, and non-stop drainage. Sometimes, you may even experience jaw pain! If you come down with these symptoms more than once a year, you could have chronic sinusitis.
Is it seasonal?
If your sinus infections come with the changing of every season, you could be having more of an allergic reaction than a case of chronic sinusitis. We know, though, that the congestion you experience at the season change is serious. If this is you , you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting treatment for your allergies in tandem with your sinus treatment.
How often do you have headaches?
If you’ve come to expect a constant throbbing in your head, then it’s time to call the doctor. While, yes, sinusitis may be the root cause of those headaches, you may also just be experiencing a side effect of allergies or asthma. It’s important to find the origin of the pain so that it can be treated properly.
Is your pain severe enough to miss work?
Chronic sinusitis is likely to take you out of commission for days on end. Between the fever, headaches, and severe congestion it’s hard to get out of bed, much less participate in a work meeting.
Whether you have chronic sinusitis or just severe allergies, congestion is something that you shouldn’t have to live with every day. We’ve seen incredible results in our patients, whose lives are actually changed by their ability to breathe effortlessly.
Ready to find your own solution? We’d love for you to call us, so that we can get you on a path to healing today.