When the sinuses become inflamed or swollen, many different unpleasant symptoms can arise. Whether it is acute or chronic, sinusitis is something you will definitely want to address. You are invited to discover what the symptoms of this condition are and what can be potentially be done about it when you visit us at Asthma Allergy Centre.
What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is a medical condition where the tissue in the sinuses become swollen or inflamed. Normally, your sinuses are filled with air. If they become blocked and/or filled with fluid, they become a breeding ground for germs. These germs can eventually turn into an infection. Many different things can cause the sinuses to become blocked, including the common cold, allergies, a deviated septum, and nasal polyps. Millions of Americans get some form of this condition every year.
This condition can be either acute or chronic. Acute sinusitis typically lasts for weeks. Chronic sinusitis is when the symptoms last for 12 weeks or more. If your condition is chronic, it is important to look around your home to find potential causes. Things that can trigger it include dust, mold, and pet dander.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
What your symptoms are will depend partially on whether or not you have the acute or chronic version of this condition. Common symptoms are listed below.
- “Stuffy” nose
- Pressure in the nose
- Runny nose
- Loss of sense of smell
- Dental pain
- Bad breath
- Pus in the nasal cavity
- Discolored nasal discharge
- Nasal obstruction
- A feeling of “fullness” in the face
- Tooth pain
- Bad breath
- Feeling constantly tired
The treatments available at Asthma Allergy Centre for this condition depend on your symptoms. But it is important to seek professional treatment for this condition. In very rare cases, untreated sinusitis can lead to potentially dangerous complications.
You can learn more about sinusitis and how to treat it by reaching out to our team of experts at Asthma Allergy Centre. A member of our knowledgeable and friendly staff would be happy to set up a time for you to come in for a consultation and learn more about your specific case and treatment options. We have a number of offices located in McMinnville, Beaverton, Newberg, and Tigard. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started on the journey to exploring your treatment options. We look forward to hearing from you!