Suffering From Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms?
Nose and Sinus issues can have a severe impact on a patient’s quality of life. The staff at Easley Head and Neck Surgery are well-versed in the diagnoses and treatment of a wide-array of Nose and Sinus symptoms and conditions. Easley Head and Neck Surgery utilize the latest technologies and treatment methods available to ensure relief from Sinus and Allergy conditions. Dr. Saccogna offers state of the art immunotherapy (shots) to actually cure Nose and Sinus conditions, not to just treat them.
Easley Head and Neck Surgery also offer state of the art, in-office, Balloon Sinuplasty under local anesthesia with some mild sedation.
Do I Have A Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis or rhinitis, is present when your nasal cavities become inflamed. This inflammation causes the tissues in your nasal cavities to swell, which prevents drainage and results in an infection.
You might have a sinus infection if you’re experiencing several of the most common symptoms, which can include:
- Bad breath
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Nasal discharge
- Postnasal drip
- Sinus pressure
- Stuffy nose
Many times these symptoms are a sign that something is happening in your body, and it may need help to resolve. Find out if your symptoms are caused by a sinus infection by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Saccogna.
How Can I Get Rid of It? Sinus Infection Treatments
There are many sinus infection treatment options. The treatment that will work best for you depends on your body, the type of sinusitis you’re dealing with (acute, recurrent, chronic, allergic, fungal), the cause of your sinus infection, and your wants and needs.
Sinus infection treatments that may be an option for your sinusitis include:
Although a short-term solution, antibiotics can help you overcome a single sinus infection. They attack the bacteria that lead to your infection but do not address the root cause of your sinusitis. Medications also come with additional risks.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure that can be performed in our offices in under an hour. A small balloon is placed in your blocked sinus pathway, inflated, and removed. The result is an open sinus pathway that allows drainage, preventing bacteria from building up and causing sinusitis. Hundreds of thousands of sinusitis sufferers have put an end to their recurrent or chronic sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty. Could you?
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a popular treatment for chronic or recurrent sinusitis that is caused by a permanent problem with your nose. Endoscopic sinus surgery is an invasive procedure that can take weeks or months to fully heal from. It is a permanent procedure that includes removing bone and tissue in your nose to prevent further blockages that lead to sinus infections.
Nasal sprays are another short-term treatment option that uses medication to reduce the swelling in your sinuses. This can bring drainage back to your sinuses temporarily, which can provide you with relief from symptoms and resolve a single sinus infection. If overused, you may become reliant on nasal sprays and the medications applied to your sinuses.
The Good News About Chronic Sinusitis Infections
The good news is you have options. Dr. Saccogna can help you determine which options are worth pursuing.
If you’re looking for long-term relief from your sinus infections, read more about a minimally-invasive solution called Balloon Sinuplasty
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