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What Is a Rhinologist And How Can One Help With My Sinus Problems?

Is your nose running? Are you always sniffling or feeling stuffy but you know it’s not a cold? It’s likely your sinuses giving you a heads up that they require some care. Your sinuses act as an air filter and make mucus to add moisture to the air you inhale. But if you need sinus infection treatment, a rhinologist can help.

The moist, warm air in South Florida can contribute to sinus problems. So can the air conditioning in homes and office buildings.

Common Sinus Problems

Sinus infections or sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses. Sinusitis affects approximately 37 million people in the United States. An infection with a virus causes most cases. You can also get sinusitis from colds, bacterial infections, allergies, and asthma.

What Is a Rhinologist

Types of Sinusitis

  • Acute Sinusitis – a temporary inflammation of the sinuses. The mucous membranes of your sinuses, nose, and throat swell and causes the mucus and pressure to build up due to the lack of drainage.
  • Chronic Sinusitis – happens when the symptoms become more frequent or worse. If you have more than three sinus infection in a year or have symptoms that last longer than 12 weeks, you could have chronic sinusitis.

Some people have physical issues that can contribute to a sinus infection and more than likely cause their chronic sinus infections such as:

  • Nasal polyps – benign nasal growths that contain mucus
  • A narrowing of the sinus opening
  • Deviated nasal septum- which is a deformity of the bony partition between the two nasal passages

All is not lost if you struggle with nasal problems. Whatever it is that causes you to seek treatment for your sinus infection, a rhinologist’s office is a place where you will have a chance to receive comprehensive care.

What Is a Rhinologist?

rhinology and sinus problems

A rhinologist is a board-certified otolaryngologist, and an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor who specializes in treating both nasal and sinus-related disorders. Rhinologists provide sinus infection treatment to people with chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, skull base tumors, and many other conditions.

Perhaps you think you should see an Otolaryngologist or an (ENT) doctor. But, you’ll likely receive a different level of care by seeing a rhinologist. They are ENT subspecialists who have additional training and expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of nasal and sinus disorders.

Ways a Rhinologist Can Help With Sinus Infection Treatments

Whether you have a common sinus problem or an unusual condition, rhinologists have extensive experience in advanced testing and surgical procedures. They are experts at endoscopic sinus surgeries that can treat chronic sinusitis, correct nasal issues such as deviated septums, remove polyps and other sinus related issues.

The Best Sinus and Allergy Treatment in South Florida

Do you need sinus infection treatments or help dealing with seasonal allergies? Let Dr. Mandel help you. He will conduct an examination in his state-of-the-art facility at Florida Sinus & Snoring Specialists. He performs a wide range of in-house diagnostic studies, including CT scans and a minimally invasive nasal endoscopy procedure, to determine the underlying causes of your current condition. The sooner you have a diagnosis of your issues the sooner you can get back to a better quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment—your plan is tailor-made for you. Call to make an appointment today at 954-983-1211.