Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute

Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

If chronic sinusitis is accompanied by a deviated septum or other structural issues, we have in-office procedures to correct these issues.

What is Acute and Chronic Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses, resulting in pain and pressure in the head and face. While it typically resolves within 2-3 weeks, it can become a chronic issue. The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the forehead, nose, cheeks, and eyes, connected to the nose. The swelling of the sinuses prevents mucus drainage and can lead to breathing difficulties and facial tenderness. It can be caused by various factors, including colds, allergies, or structural abnormalities. Chronic sinusitis lasts for over three months, and an ENT specialist can diagnose it through examination, tests, and imaging. Treatment options vary, from natural remedies to medications and surgeries, depending on the cause and severity of the condition.

The most common symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:

Treatment:

Treatment may vary depending on the cause of chronic sinusitis, and natural remedies such as saline nasal irrigation, drinking fluids, or using a humidifier may be recommended. Medications, allergy treatments, and sinus procedures may also be used to alleviate symptoms.

The RapidRelief™ / SimpleSinus™ procedure is a non-surgical treatment option that involves widening clogged sinus passageways and promoting natural  drainage without surgery. Minimally invasive methods are used to access congested sinus cavities via the nostrils.

If chronic sinusitis is accompanied by a deviated septum or other structural issues, procedures such as in-office septoplasty or turbinoplasty may also be helpful to correct these issues.

How can Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute Help You?

A Relief Sinus Surgeon can diagnose your recurrent or chronic sinusitis if you have ongoing symptoms that do not respond to standard treatment. The diagnosis process involves a medical history review, examination, and tests. These tests may include nasal endoscopy, in-office CT Scan to look inside your sinuses, allergy tests, and occasionally nasal and sinus cultures.

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