What is Sinusitis?

It is estimated that sinusitis affects 37 million people in the United States each year. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities in the skull. The sinuses are lined with a thin layer of mucous membrane, which helps to keep the nasal passages moist and free of bacteria and other particles. When the sinuses become blocked, this mucous membrane can become irritated and inflamed.  We offer sinusitis treatment in Pasadena to help handle these symptoms.

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What Are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?

The most common symptoms of sinusitis are:

  • A feeling of pressure or fullness in the cheeks, forehead, or nose 
  • Stuffy nose
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue

What Is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Sinusitis?

Sinusitis can be acute, meaning it lasts for less than four weeks, or chronic, meaning it lasts for more than 12 weeks. Most people with acute sinusitis will recover within a few weeks without treatment. However, some people may experience recurrent episodes or develop chronic sinusitis.

  • Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a viral infection, such as the common cold. It usually is treated with antibiotics, decongestants, and histamines. 
  • Chronic sinusitis is often the result of an underlying condition, such as allergies, a deviated septum, or nasal polyps. Treatment for sinusitis may include antibiotics, decongestants, antihistamines, and surgery. Chronic sinusitis can be a difficult condition to treat and may require a combination of medical and surgical treatments

If you think you may have sinusitis, see one of our ENT Specialists. Treatment for sinusitis can help to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?

When it comes to finding the best ENT care, look no further than Texas ENT Specialists. With over 30 providers and surgeons in our network, you can rest assured that you’re in excellent hands. Our providers are board-certified and fellowship-trained, with over 250 years of combined experience. We use state-of-the-art medical equipment and the latest ENT techniques and treatments. This allows us to provide the best possible care for our patients. Whether you’re coming in for a routine checkup or you need treatment for a more serious condition, we have the expertise and experience to provide the care you need. Visit us today and see why we’re the leading provider of ENT care in Texas.

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What Is the Procedure for Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery is performed primarily to remove blockages in the sinuses, which are small cavities in the skull that are lined with mucous membranes. These membranes produce mucus, which helps to keep the sinuses moist and free of bacteria. However, if the sinuses become blocked, they can lead to serious complications.

Sinus surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. First, the surgeon will make incisions in the nose to access the sinuses. Once the blockages have been removed, the sinuses will be flushed with saline solution and any remaining mucus will be removed. The surgical site will then be closed with stitches or stents. 

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What Will My Recovery Be Like After Sinus Surgery?

Patients will generally be able to go home on the same day of the surgery. Following surgery, patients can expect some amount of discomfort and swelling. Most can return to work within several days and be fully recovered from sinus surgery within two to four weeks. Sinus surgery is a safe and effective way to treat blocked sinuses and can improve the quality of life for those who suffer from chronic sinus infections.

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