Sinus Infection Treatment
What Is a Sinus Infection, aka Sinusitis?
A sinus infection occurs when an area of the lining of one of the sinuses gets swollen and irritated due to infections that can spread into the bloodstream through tiny openings called ostia. This causes pain and pressure around the affected sinus cavity. Sinus infections usually occur because of allergies or other conditions such as:
- Hay fever
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Poor diet
- Stress, etc.
The most common symptoms include:
- Nasal congestion
- Loss of smell or taste
- Discolored nasal drainage
- Thick drainage in the throat
- Facial pain or pressure
- Upper tooth pain
Who Gets It?
As of 2020, there were up to 73 million restricted-activity days related to sinusitis and total direct medical costs of almost $2.4 billion.
Don't settle for being a statistic, act as soon as possible and stand up to your sinus symptoms.
Are sinus symptoms making you miserable?
If what you thought was just cold is still hanging on, and those antibiotics didn’t resolve your sinus pressure and drainage, your symptoms might be due to something more than a cold. You might be struggling with chronic sinusitis.
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What Are My Treatment Options?
- Natural Home Remedies- hydration, steam & mist, or a sinus rinse/Neti Pot
For mild sinus infections that are not frequent or resulting from a medical issue, natural home remedies can be a helpful tool to control symptoms. Most natural solutions work to reduce swelling, open sinus passages, and restore the natural flow of mucus. Natural home remedies are not risk-free and should always be used under a doctor’s supervision, but they may be an important part of your treatment plan.
- Medication - antibiotics, decongestants, or corticosteroids
Sinus medications are often a helpful tool to rapidly control symptoms and manage infection. There are a variety of medications that come in various forms. Some directly work to reduce infection while others help reduce inflammation and restore natural sinus drainage.
- Traditional Sinus Surgeries - septoplasty, nasal polyp removal, or endoscopic sinus surgery
When frequent and severe sinus infections are caused by a physical defect or damage inside the nose, traditional sinus surgery may be a long-term solution. Sinus surgery involves the cutting and removing of bone or tissue to open the nasal passage. Traditional surgery is completed in a hospital or surgical center.
- Balloon Sinuplasty
Sinus sufferers who are looking for long-term treatment without the costs and risks of traditional surgery are turning toward Balloon Sinuplasty. This modern treatment has been around since 2005 and has helped more than a half-million patients achieve sinus relief. With a 95% success rate and an impeccable safety record, it has grown in popularity. This minimally invasive procedure is done from the comfort of the doctor’s office and allows patients to quickly get back to normal activity.
This simple procedure inserts a tiny balloon into the blocked sinus passage which is gently inflated to restore natural sinus flow. Once the sinus is opened and cleaned, symptom relief is dramatic. It is possible to find lasting sinus infection relief in less than an hour with this innovative solution.
Breathe Free with a Customized Sinus Treatment Solution
Our board-certified team is ready to evaluate your sinus infection issues. We take the time to listen to you as we work together to develop a customized treatment solution. Our treatments are designed to meet your goals, fit within your budget, and work to get you back to enjoying all that Richmond has to offer.
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