What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a very common condition that most people will experience at least once in their lifetime. It is usually caused by a viral infection, such as the common cold, and often improves within two or three weeks. However, some cases can become chronic and may require medical treatment.  No matter the degree, our sinusitis treatment in Friendswood can help.

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What Are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?

The symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Blocked nose
  • Pain in the cheeks, forehead, or around the eyes
  • Fever
  • Green or yellow discharge from the nose
  • High temperature 
  • Toothache
  • Bad breath 
  • Reduced sense of smell

If you think you may have sinusitis, it is important to see a skilled ENT for a diagnosis. Treatment for sinusitis usually involves taking medication to relieve the symptoms and help to clear the infection. In some cases, surgery may also be necessary.

Is My Sinusitis Chronic?

Most cases of sinusitis are acute, meaning they last for less than four weeks. However, some people may experience chronic sinusitis, which lasts for more than three months. acute sinusitis will usually improve with self-care measures such as decongestants, warm packs, and irrigation with saline. However, if symptoms persist or worsen, your GP may prescribe antibiotics or corticosteroid spray or drops. If these treatments are unsuccessful in improving symptoms, you may be referred to an ENT specialist for surgery.

Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?

When it comes to ENT care, you can’t find a better team than the one at Texas ENT Specialists. Our providers are board-certified, fellowship-trained, and hold over 250 years of combined experience. This places them at the forefront of ENT care. And, with our network of 30+ ENT providers and surgeons, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands. At our offices, we use state-of-the-art medical equipment and the latest in ENT techniques and treatments. This allows us to provide you with the most up-to-date procedures. So, if you’re looking for excellent ENT care, look no further than Texas ENT Specialists.

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When Is Sinus Surgery Used as a Treatment for Sinusitis?

Sinus surgery is used to treat sinusitis when other treatments, such as antibiotics or nasal corticosteroids, have not been effective. It involves opening the sinuses to allow drainage and improve the airflow. It can be performed as minimally invasive surgery, using tiny incisions inside the nose.

Sinus surgery can be an effective treatment for sinusitis and can help to improve symptoms when other methods are not providing long-term relief. 

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What Is the Procedure To Treat Sinusitis With Surgery?

Sinusitis surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed endoscopically through the nose. This type of surgery does not require any external incisions and is therefore less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. An endoscopic camera is used to provide a high-definition illuminated view of the sinus and nasal cavity. Endoscopic instruments are then used to open the sinus cavities and remove polyps and/or inflamed tissue. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.

Sinusitis Treatment FAQ

How long is the recovery for sinusitis?

Recovery from sinusitis surgery is usually quick, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within a few days. However, it is important to follow your doctor's instructions for post-operative care to ensure a successful recovery.

Do I need surgery for my sinusitis?

If you have tried antibiotics, corticosteroids, and other treatments with your ENT and have not had success, you may be a good candidate for sinus surgery.

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