What is a Sinus Infection?
Sinusitis can cause your sinuses (or spaces) to become inflamed or swollen. This can cause blocked drainage and mucus buildup.
Acute sinusitis can make it difficult to breathe through the nose. You might experience swelling around your eyes and forehead, as well as throbbing or headaches.
Symptoms of a Sinus Infection?
Signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis include:
- Thicker, yellowish, or greenish mucus extending from the nose (runny nasal) or down the back (postnasal drainage).
- Congestion – a blocked or stuffy nose that can cause difficulty in breathing.
- Tenderness, swelling, pain, and pressure around your eyes.
You may also experience the following signs and symptoms:
- You may also experience the following signs and symptoms:
- Pressure in the ears
- Teeth ache
- Alternate sense of smell
- Bad breath
What Causes a Sinus Infection?
Sinus infections are caused by fluid buildup in the air-filled spaces in the face (sinuses). This fluid buildup is what allows germs to thrive. Sinus infections are most often caused by viruses, but some sinus infections can be caused by bacteria.
Treatment Options May Include:
Century providers will provide a full examination and likely offer conservative treatment as well as tips to reduce pain and discomfort.
- Prescription Steroids
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
They will likely recommend a follow-up visit to determine the impact and need for further treatment.