What Is Sinusitis?

Most people are familiar with the common cold, which is caused by a viral infection. However, they may not be as familiar with sinusitis, which is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses. In some cases, this swelling can block off the sinuses, trapping mucus and air inside them. This can cause pain and pressure. Sometimes, it can lead to a bacterial infection, but there is a solution with our sinusitis treatment in Sugarland.

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How Can Sinusitis Be Treated?

Depending on the cause of your sinusitis and whether it is acute or chronic in nature, treatment may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Decongestants
  • Corticosteroids
  • In cases where these treatments are unsuccessful, surgery may be recommended

How Can Sinus Surgery Improve Sinusitis?

Sinus surgery can improve drainage and help to reduce inflammation. In some cases, it can also help to correct structural problems in the nose that are contributing to sinusitis. Surgery is typically only recommended when other treatment methods have failed and when sinusitis is having a significant negative impact on quality of life.

Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?

Are you tired of struggling with sinusitis? Are you looking for a place that can provide you with the best possible treatment? If so, you should consider Texas ENT Specialists. We are a team of experienced and knowledgeable ENT doctors who specialize in treating sinusitis and other sinus-related issues. All our providers are board-certified and fellowship-trained, and we use only the latest and most advanced techniques and technologies to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. We offer a variety of treatment options, so we can tailor a plan specifically for you. Plus, we accept all major insurance plans, so you can be sure that your treatment will be covered. 

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Acute Sinusitis vs Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis is generally divided into two categories: acute and chronic.

  • Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a viral infection and lasts for less than four weeks. 
  • Chronic sinusitis lasts for more than twelve weeks and can be caused by allergies, structural problems in the nose, or an underlying condition such as autoimmune disease. 

Treatment for sinusitis typically involves antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, decongestants, and home remedies such as saline nasal spray and steam inhalation. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to open the blocked sinuses. With proper treatment, most people with sinusitis improve within a few weeks.

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What Is the Procedure To Treat Sinusitis With Surgery?

There are two types of sinus surgery: functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and balloon sinuplasty.

  • FESS is the more common of the two procedures. It involves making small incisions in the nose and using an endoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to remove any blockages in the sinuses. 
  • Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive procedure that uses a balloon catheter to dilate the blocked sinuses. Both procedures are effective in treating sinusitis and can help improve quality of life. 

Sinusitis Treatment FAQ

What is the recovery from sinusitis treatment?

Recovery time is typically short, and most people can return to their normal activities within a few days.

Do I need surgery for sinusitis?

If you have exhausted all other treatments for sinusitis without relief, it may be time to consider surgery to handle the underlying cause with surgery.

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