Treatment for nose & Sinus
Sinusitis is quite common, but that fact does not take away the discomfort or pain associated with the condition. Fortunately, there is a way to find relief. Our doctor and his assistants have board certification and years of experience to help you whether you need prescription medication or surgery.
If you think you may have a sinus infection, don’t suffer in silence. We have several options for sinus relief and our providers would be happy to find the best treatment plan for you.
What We Prescribe for Varying Levels of Sinus Infection
When is it time to go to the doctor for a sinus infection? Answers may vary, but if you’ve suffered from a runny nose, bad cough, facial pressure and headaches for a month or longer and you find yourself in pain, we suggest you schedule an appointment. Sinus infections come with inflammation and swelling that make your sinuses ache, causing pain that can disrupt your day-to-day routine and worsen your quality of life. We treat the infection antibiotics, saline sprays, steroids, and surgery.
If you’ve been suffering from chronic sinusitis for some time and medications and saline sprays haven’t decreased your symptoms, more serious measures may need to be taken into consideration. We may recommend surgery to remove the blockage and flush away the infection.
Options for relief include non-invasive and surgical procedures, such as:
Balloon Sinuplasty — This non-invasive procedure makes use of a narrow tube with a tiny deflated balloon on one end. Our doctor uses the tube to move the balloon to the part of your nose that is blocked and then inflates the balloon to clear the passage and allow your sinuses to drain.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) — With very tiny and slim surgical instruments inserted into your nose, we can look into your sinus passages and see what and where the problems are. There may be abnormal tissue growths known as polyps or scar tissue that need to be removed.
Nasal Fracture Repair — Unless you are a doctor, you call this a broken nose, which is quite common and often goes untreated. However, this injury requires the broken bone to be realigned and the septum also may require repair.
Septal Repair — Often our patients have a tear or hole in the cartilage and bone that divides the nose into two nasal passages or nostrils, called the septum. When this occurs, the doctor has to take tissue from the nose or mouth to make repairs.
Whether it be through medication or surgery, draining your sinuses will relieve the pressure and the pain caused by a sinus infection, finally allowing you to breathe easy. Contact us today for help with chronic sinus problems. For more in-depth information about sinus infections and other head and neck conditions, we recommended paying a visit to enthealth.org.