Sinusitis is simply a chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane inside your nose and sinus cavities. This condition can be very painful and can disrupt your day, your sleep and your entire life.
You’re considered to have sinusitis any time the symptoms appear for a week or more. Sinusitis is the result of a chain of conditions that build up in your sinuses and nose:
- The mucous membrane inside the nose and sinus becomes inflamed and swells
- This blocks the normal drainage of sinus fluid into your nose and throat
- Mucous builds up inside the sinuses, causing pressure, pain and/or headaches
- The trapped mucous may breed bacteria, which causes even more pressure and pain
Nasal passages can be blocked for a variety of reasons, including nasal polyps, foreign objects or structural issues such as a deviated septum. Colds and allergies can trigger sinus inflammation and lead to sinusitis, as well.
If you have tried treating yourself with antihistamines, decongestants, or over-the-counter pain relievers with no relief, it is time to make an appointment with Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute. Dr. Farhad Sigari is one of the leading sinus headache doctors in the country and is expert in sinus, allergy and other otolaryngological (ENT) problems.
With our expert diagnostic equipment including an inoffice CT scanner, we can recommend appropriate treatment options, including surgery.The solution for you may be very simple. Dr. Sigari is one of the leading practitioners of balloon sinus dilation, an inoffice procedure that opens sinus passages to relieve congestion pain and pressure. Balloon sinus dilation is less invasive than traditional surgery because there is no cutting involved, minimal pain and you can go back to work the next day!
You don’t need to suffer from sinusitis. Call the Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute now and Breathe Better Today!