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Symptoms and Treatments for a Sinus Infection

More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with sinusitis (i.e., sinus infection and inflammation). This means millions of people are struggling with chronic sinusitis and other related medical conditions. If you are one of them, then you’re more than likely looking into sinus infection treatments for relieving sinus pain. Those in search of sinus relief should work with ENT specialists to get the help they need when relieving sinus pain.

Florida Sinus & Snoring Specialists is here to help you breathe easier. With two convenient locations in South Florida – one in Ft. Lauderdale and one in Plantation – relief from chronic sinusitis has never been easier. Dr. Lee Mandel, Director of Florida Sinus & Snoring Specialists and South Florida Snoring and Sleep Center, is one of the most accomplished otolaryngologists and rhinologists in the country. He is also one of South Florida’s only rhinologists. Dr. Mandel has used his decades of experience to create a number of innovative and proprietary sinus treatments. He has also put together a team of talented and dedicated sinusitis specialists.

Sinus Infection Symptoms

It can be a challenge to determine whether or not you’re suffering from a particular ailment. If you’re unsure if you’re experiencing or have experienced a sinus infection, consider the following symptoms:

  • Mucus in the nose
  • Pain and pressure in your sinuses
  • Severe nasal congestion

Chronic vs. Acute

There are two kinds of sinus infections that you should be familiar with: acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis. Typically lasting less than four weeks, acute sinusitis is usually related to a cold or another respiratory illness.

Chronic sinusitis is an infection that can last for more than 12 weeks or continue to recur over time. Since the symptoms for acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis are similar, it’s best to speak with ENT Specialists about sinus infection treatments for relieving sinus pain.

Sinus Infection Treatments

At Florida Sinus & Snoring Specialists, there are a variety of sinus infection treatments that the ENT specialists can administer for relieving sinus pain, including:

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Latera Implant
  • Turbinate Reduction

There are also over-the-counter treatments that may help, including:

  • Antihistamines – These are medications that reduce inflammation in your sinus cavities. They work best for allergic inflammation which results in swollen sinuses.
  • Nasal Decongestants – These are medications that you take orally or spray into your nose. They are similar to antihistamines in that they help reduce swelling in your nasal passages. Do not use nasal decongestants for more than three or four days (this can cause rhinitis medicamentosa or “rebound sinusitis”).
  • Nasal Washes – There are sometimes referred to as nasal rinses and include neti pots. Nasal washes work to help clear your sinuses by rinsing them with a saline solution.

Relieve Sinus Pain with ENT Specialists Today

If you’re experiencing any persistent problems with your sinuses or nasal allergies, it is important that you schedule an appointment with the ENT specialists at Florida Sinus & Snoring Specialists today. If you need sinus infection treatments for relieving sinus pain, new patients are being accepted. Request an appointment online or call 954-419-5923 today to get the help you need.