Recurrent Acute & Chronic Sinusitis Treatment
Delivering relief from the pain of blocked sinus passages
About 35 million Americans experience sinusitis each year.
Sinusitis can be acute, with symptoms lasting less than four weeks. It can also be chronic, with symptoms lasting for 12 weeks or more.
If your sinus symptoms last longer than a few weeks or reoccur at regular intervals, schedule a consultation with the specialists at the Boca Raton Sinus & Allergy Center. We offer years of experience in helping people with sinus problems. We will evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan to relieve the symptoms that you are experiencing.
With the help we provide, you can enjoy a fuller, healthier, symptom-free lifestyle.
A sinusitis examination and treatment program may help if you suffer from any of these common symptoms:
- Congestion, with difficulty breathing through the nose
- Facial pain or discomfort around the eyes, nose and forehead
- Impaired sense of smell or taste
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sinus pressure
- Sore throat
Frequently Asked Questions
How is sinusitis different than an allergy or cold?
Though different, sharing similar symptoms sometimes makes it difficult to tell them apart. The common cold is a respiratory viral infection that usually clears up within one week. Nasal discharge usually starts off clear and may thicken before clearing again. The associated swelling of the nasal and sinus passages due to a cold or allergies may limit and block mucus drainage leading to sinusitis. Symptoms including thick, discolored drainage, headache and facial pressure lasting longer than 10 days suggests a sinus infection.
How is sinusitis treated?
For most people, sinusitis is a temporary condition that goes away with simple treatments such as rest, medications for symptom relief, or nasal saline spray. In some cases, depending on symptoms, antibiotics may be prescribed. However, if lingering symptoms continue for a significant period of time without responding to antibiotics or other prescription medications, surgery may be the next, best option.
What if my case is more serious?
The specialists at the Boca Raton Sinus & Allergy Center will be happy to discuss alternative treatment solutions when you come in for an evaluation.
Endoscopic surgery is one option that can be performed by our experienced physicians. This surgery does not involve cutting through the skin as it is performed entirely through the nasal passages. Most patients typically return home the same day as the procedure.
In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty is another option available at our facility. This is a safe and effective procedure, performed with local anesthesia, and is associated with fast recovery and high patient satisfaction.
What’s my next step?
Schedule an appointment at the Boca Raton Sinus & Allergy Center at 833-MDSINUS (637-4687) for an evaluation with one of our specialists to discuss your treatment options for acute and chronic sinusitis.