What is Sinusitis?

If you feel like the membranes lining your sinus cavities frequently become inflamed and swollen, you may have a condition called Chronic Sinusitis, or Chronic Sinus Infection. This inflammation causes a blockage in the nasal passage that inhibits natural draining of mucus from the sinuses. This is what causes the discomfort you are feeling. Rather than draining, all the fluid builds up and causes pressure in your sinus cavities.

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Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms

Symptoms may include any combination of the following: nasal congestion, facial pain, headache, night-time coughing, general malaise, thick green or yellow discharge, feeling of facial "fullness" or "tightness" that may worsen when bending over, dizziness, aching teeth, and/or halitosis.

Treatment Options

If you suffer with Chronic Sinus Infections, treatment can be frustrating--going back and forth to your primary care physician or urgent care center. Typically, you are prescribed antibiotics and steroid sprays, but it just keeps coming back. It might make sense to see a specialist to see if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure called Balloon Sinus Dilation.