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By Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery - Highland
November 19, 2018
Category: Health
Tags: Sinus Condition  

Your ENT specialists in Highland, Indiana can help you breathe easier

Sinus problems are a common occurrence, especially if you have allergies. Your sinus issues can start out as just a stuffed-up nose, and develop into headaches, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery in Highland, Indiana can help you feel better.

Sinus problems can result from an allergic response to a substance like pollens, pet dander, grasses and other allergens. Your sinuses can become inflamed, resulting in pain, pressure, and headaches. You can also develop a sinus infection as a result of exposure to bacteria or a fungus. There are some definite signs that point to a potential sinus problem. You need to pay attention to:

  • Persistent, throbbing pain in the area of your sinuses
  • Pain and pressure in your jaws, teeth, nose, or forehead
  • Greenish-yellow discharge from your nose
  • Congestion and persistent coughing
  • A chronic sore throat, earaches or headaches

If you think you are developing sinus problems, you can try some easy solutions at home. Consider:

  • Placing a humidifier in your bedroom to moisten the air and soothe your sinuses
  • Irrigating your sinuses with a saline solution to clear out and soothe nasal passages
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories or pain medications to ease pressure

Remember to wash your hands frequently and not touch your mouth, nose, eyes or face. This helps to prevent spreading bacteria that can cause infection. If you smoke, you should stop because smoking causes chronic sinus irritation and can affect your breathing.

For severe, chronic sinus problems, it’s best to visit an expert. At Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery your doctor may recommend:

  • Prescription strength antihistamines, decongestants and antibiotics
  • Prescription strength corticosteroids to reduce sinus inflammation
  • Treatment for allergies including testing, injections and sublingual therapy

For severe sinus conditions, your doctor may recommend sinus surgery including balloon sinuplasty to open your sinuses and help you breathe easier.

Sinus problems can make you miserable, but there is relief. Just pick up your phone and call the ear, nose, and throat specialists at Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery in Highland, Indiana. Call today and breathe easier tomorrow!



2203 45th Street, Suite B
Highland, IN 46322