We’ve all been there, that runny nose or nasal drip we just can’t shake. It just lingers, making your life miserable! Then your mind starts to wander, could it be something else? Can it turn into pneumonia or a chest infection? Or could it be a sinus infection? 

If your condition includes any of these symptoms, it may be sinusitis, pressure behind your eyes, headache, facial tenderness, sore throat, runny or stuffed up nose, nasal drip, or cough. 

Sinus infections have been on the rise here in Central Florida. Over the years we have seen a significant increase in people suffering from sinusitis

Many people who suffer from sinusitis often say it feels like a migraine or a pounding tension headache. Why does this happen? 

Your sinuses are small spaces filled with air located behind the bridge of your nose and, inside you cheekbones and forehead. They start to swell from an infection or allergic reaction, which produces mucus. The inflammation blocks them from draining properly. Causing the onset of pain, pressure, and other a host of other symptoms.

Sinus problems can stem from a number of things, from an infection, allergic reaction or nasal polyps. Treatment of any infection should be a priority.

Nasal polyps are soft, fleshy, non-cancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. They can be caused by recurring infections, chronic inflammation, sensitivity to certain drugs, allergies, and immune disorders. They typically cause the nasal passages to become inflamed, causing the same symptoms.

Relief Of All Your Symptoms

If you’re anything like me, I’ve tried just about every over the counter medication to get relief from my sinus headaches, antihistamines and decongestants, but the symptoms keep coming back. That’s when I found out there are more permanent solution.

Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe and very effective treatment for chronic sinusitis. It is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure during which a thin balloon catheter is inserted into the nose. The balloon is gradually inflated to relieve blockages and widen the sinus pathways.

Getting relief for me started when I visited Orlando Ear, Nose & Throat. With an exam, diagnosis, and treatment, I am breathing easy and pain free!

 


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