Sinusitis or Allergies?

Unless you are a trained doctor, it can be hard to tell the difference between sinusitis (or sinus infection) and allergies.

Here are some simple guidelines:

Allergy symptoms:

  • Sneezing

  • Itchy, watery eyes

  • Runny nose with clear mucus

  • Nasal congestion

  • Sinus pressure

  • Difficulty breathing

Sinusitis symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Sinus pain and pressure

  • Altered sense of taste or smell

  • Bad breath and/or tooth pain

With sinusitis, your head fills with mucus, which does not drain normally through the nose and throat. Your head can become much heavier than usual, which puts additional strain on the neck during your daily activities.  This can lead to fatigue and exhaustion.

If you experience sinusitis symptoms more than three times per year, you may have chronic sinusitis.

Our Solution

Because the symptoms of allergies and sinusitis are similar and related, you may misdiagnose your condition. You need the care of an expert: Dr. Farhad Sigari of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute.  Dr. Sigari is one of the leading sinus doctors in the country and is expert in sinus, allergy and other otolaryngological (ENT or ear, nose and throat) problems.

With our expert diagnostic equipment including an in-office CT scanner, we can accurately assess your condition and 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 in-office 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!