What You Need To Know!
Recognize the symptoms:
- Pain or pressure in the forehead, cheeks, nose and between the eyes
- Low grade fever
- Nasal congestion (called rhinitis)
- Post nasal drip, sore throat
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
- Cough, which may be worse at night
- Bad breath (called halitosis)
- An ache in the teeth
- Fatigue or general body ache
Understand the Anatomy:
Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed (swollen) or could be infected. Your sinuses are the hollow air spaces within the bones that surround the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is inflamed, this can block the sinuses and cause pain and infection.
Sinusitis can be acute (lasting for less than four weeks) or chronic (lasting much longer).
Know What Can Cause Sinusitis:
- Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection.
- Nasal problems (structural issues with the bones/cartilage or sinuses themselves)
Where Do You Start With Treatment?
Start here! Our physicians have been specially trained to not just treat the symptoms but look for underlying causes and prepare a plan based on those findings to treat the infection fully, identify the causes, educate for preventative measures and prescribe the right medications to treat sinusitis.