Understanding Chronic Sinusitis
Are Your Symptoms Lasting 12 Weeks Or Longer?
Sinusitis occurs when the linings of your nose, sinuses and throat become inflamed, possibly from a pre-existing cold or allergies. This swelling of the sinus and nasal pathways prevents normal drainage, leading to a build-up of mucus, infection, and the painful symptoms of sinusitis. When you have frequent sinusitis, or the infection lasts 12 weeks or more, you my have chronic sinusitis.
This ongoing condition can have a major impact on your life. Medication and doctor visits can be costly, but when chronic sinusitis causes you to miss work or miss out on time with family and friends, the price is even higher.
Call 704-752-7575 to schedule an appointment in Charlotte, Monroe or Indian Land.
Dr. McClelland explains the 3 contributing factors to sinus problems
At CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat, we offer a variety of treatment options for sinus problems. Conservative treatment includes using oral antibiotics or prescription nasal irrigations to reduce inflammation in the sinuses. For some patients, medications are not effective and surgery should be considered. We offer outpatient sinus surgery that does not require packing of the nose and has a recovery time of only three to four days. In addition, our doctors perform in-office balloon sinuplasty that provides lasting relief and quick recovery without stepping foot in an operating room.
To learn more about the sinus services available at CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat, call 704-752-7575 or go to our practice website at CornerStoneENT.com.