What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (the air-filled cavities in the skull). Sinusitis can be caused by infection, allergies, or other irritants. It can be a serious condition if not treated properly, so it is important to see one of our qualified ENTs for sinusitis treatment in Spring if you have symptoms.

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Symptoms of Sinusitis

Symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Pain and pressure in the sinuses
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath
  • Toothache

How Is Sinusitis Treated?

Sinusitis is usually treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as decongestants, antihistamines, and pain relievers. However, some cases may require antibiotics or other more aggressive treatments.

Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?

At Texas ENT Specialists, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care. We believe that personalized treatment is the key to successful outcomes. Our team of providers are fellowship-trained and independently board-certified, and our locations are equipped with the latest medical technology. This allows us to deliver a seamless patient experience whether you require complex surgery or a routine checkup. Our top-rated physicians work hard to ensure that our patients have access to the best possible care. If you are looking for an ENT specialist in Texas, we are confident that you will be pleased with the superior care that we provide. 

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What Is the Procedure for Sinusitis?

The first step in treating sinusitis is identifying and avoiding triggers, such as allergies or irritants. The treatment for your sinusitis will depend on the cause and whether it is chronic or acute.

  • If a viral infection is the cause, it will generally clear up on its own within a few weeks.
  • Bacterial infections may require antibiotics. These can be taken orally or, in some cases, delivered directly to the sinuses through a nebulizer.
  • Surgery is an option for severe or chronic cases that do not respond to other treatments. The type of surgery will depend on the underlying cause of the sinusitis. Surgery is sometimes necessary to treat chronic sinusitis that does not respond to other treatments.
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When Is Surgery the Best Option for Sinusitis?

Sinus surgery is a common procedure that is used to treat chronic sinusitis, remove polyps from the sinuses, and treat other conditions. Most people who have sinus surgery do so because they have severe sinus problems that medication has not helped. Sinus surgery may involve removing infected sinus tissue, bone, or polyps. There are several types of sinus surgeries that are designed to be less invasive so that patients can recover quickly. Some of the less invasive types of sinus surgery include balloon sinuplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery. These types of procedures have a shorter recovery time and less pain than traditional sinus surgery.

What Will My Recovery Be After Sinus Surgery?

Recovery from sinus surgery will vary depending on the type of procedure you had. In most cases, patients can return to work within a day or so, however, it may take several weeks for your sinuses to fully heal and for you to start feeling the benefits of your sinus surgery. 

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