2203 45th Street, Suite B Highland, IN 46322
(219) 836-4820
By Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery - Highland
February 07, 2019
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: Sinus Issues  

From nasal polyps and deviated septums to chronic sinusitis, we handle it all.

Every year, over 31 million Americans deal with sinus infections and over $1 billion is spent on over-the-counter medications to help treat sinus problems. Don’t let your sinus problems affect your quality of life. Our Highland, IN, ENT doctors are here to help.

 

Common Sinus Issues

Facial pressure, difficulty breathing and nasal congestion may be just some of the symptoms you’ll experience if you are dealing with sinus problems. The most common sinus issues include,

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum (when the wall that separates the two nasal cavities is crooked or misaligned, which can lead to partial or even full blockages)
  • Nasal polyps (growths that develop within the sinuses or lining of the nose)
  • Allergic rhinitis (also referred to as hay fever)
  • Blockage
  • Respiratory tract infection

Many of these conditions, particularly sinusitis, nasal polyps, and allergies can lead to symptoms such as,

  • Facial pain and pressure
  • A runny or stuffed up nose
  • Facial pain that radiates into the upper teeth
  • Postnasal drip
  • Snoring

 

When to See an Otolaryngologist

While an acute sinus infection alone won’t often warrant someone to visit our Highland, IN, otolaryngologists it is important to understand when you should schedule an evaluation. If your symptoms are persistent or don’t respond to at-home care, it’s time to see us. You should also schedule an appointment if you experience,

  • Trouble breathing
  • Worsening symptoms
  • Recurring ear, throat, or sinus problems
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Double vision
  • Loss of smell or problems with smelling
  • Regular nosebleeds
  • Chronic nasal congestion and facial pressure
  • Headaches with a high fever

While some patients may visit their regular doctor for minor issues like an acute sinus infection or allergies, you may want to turn to an ear, nose and throat physician if you are dealing with worsening or recurring sinus problems. If you are dealing with serious pain or discomfort, don’t wait to get the issue treated.

 

Give Us a Call!

The Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery in Highland, IN, wants to help you figure out what’s going on with your sinuses and determine how we can treat the issue effectively. If you are losing the battle with your sinuses give us a call today at (219) 836-4820.

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2203 45th Street, Suite B
Highland, IN 46322