Nonstop nasal and sinus infection symptoms can significantly impact your quality of life.
Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus cavities. These cavities are hollow spaces in the bones around the nose that connect through small channels. When these channels are open, the sinuses can stay healthy. Sinus infections happen when viruses or bacteria cause the sinus cavities to become inflamed and fill with fluid.
Sinus infections can be classified by duration: acute sinusitis lasts for four weeks or less, chronic sinusitis lasts more than twelve weeks, and recurrent sinusitis consists of several acute attacks within a year. Most acute cases of sinus inflammation eventually lead to a bacterial infection.
Some of the most common symptoms between the types of sinusitis are:
- Yellowish-green nasal discharge
- Nasal congestion or obstruction
- Facial pain or pressure
- Decreased sense of smell
- Bad taste in mouth
Even simple movements such as standing up, sitting down, or bending over become triggers for pain. As a result, sinus symptoms prevent patients from living normally, doing the things that bring the most joy in life.
It's time to change the conversation you have with your doctor about your sinus infection symptoms.
Constant facial pressure caused by sinus symptoms shouldn't be something you're forced to live with; neither should refilling prescriptions that provide little to no relief. You might be struggling with chronic sinusitis and you and your doctor are the key players in the search for resolution.
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Comprehensive, Individualized Sinus Treatments
Dr. John Stewart and his team at Arizona Breathe Free have extensive experience in treating a full array of nasal and sinus complaints.
Having a medical professional correctly identify the underlying inflammation will ensure that the treatment is effective. Our treatment expertise includes a variety of medical treatments such as OTC medications, to minimally invasive procedures, to comprehensive allergy treatment if indicated, as well as traditional surgical options, such as endoscopic sinus surgery.
First line treatments for sinus infections may include antibiotics, antihistamines, decongestants, and even some natural remedies. When correctly used, these solutions can be effective, but they do not provide long-term relief for every patient. Some may experience temporary symptom relief while others see minimal improvement.
For patients whose symptoms do not respond to treatment or have recurring sinus issues, there are options that provide long-term relief. These solutions help to restore the natural flow through the sinus passages and relieve the pressure that often results in sinus related headaches.
The Patient Experience...
Great doctor and staff! The staff is excellent so nice to me and helpful and Dr. Stewart is very good. He spent time with me and [he's] very detailed. He didn't just rush me out of the office.
Been to multiple ENT doctors in the area and none of them were as thorough as Dr. Stewart. He walked me through my scan, showed me the inside of my nose and most importantly gave me some real solutions! Highly recommend.
Great Experience! We were seen immediately though we had never been before. The nurses were so helpful and Dr. Stewart was quick and funny. I am so thankful!
Five Stars! Big thank you and very grateful to Dr. Stewart and his staff who promptly treated me.
Please Note: Every patient is unique, and your results may vary.