Our expert physicians specialize in the treatment of allergy, food allergy, asthma, and sinus problems, as well as other conditions, such as hay fever, hives, eczema, contact dermatitis, insect allergies, drug reactions, anaphylaxis, and immune deficiency conditions.
Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the sinus tissues. Sinuses are hollow cavities surrounding the nose, which cannot properly drain fluid when swollen. A collection of blocked sinus fluid can lead to feelings of pressure or pain in the face, as well as an increase in bacteria causing a sinus infection.
Common Symptoms of Sinusitis:
- severe sinus area pain
- teeth pain
- yellow or green post-nasal drainage
- stuffy nose
- bad breath
- decreased sense of taste or smell
While sinusitis usually results from a bacterial infection, having allergies or asthma can increase your risk of getting sinusitis. In order to provide an accurate sinusitis diagnosis, your physician will perform a thorough medical evaluation which may include allergy testing.
Depending on how long a patient’s sinusitis occurs, it is categorized as either acute or chronic, the latter lasting up to 3 months. Fortunately, sinusitis is easily prevented and highly treatable. Treatment for sinusitis can include any combination of a nasal saline rinse, antihistamines, oral decongestants, nasal sprays, and antibiotics.
If you feel you or a family member is suffering from sinusitis, call 941-927-4888 to schedule an appointment today.