Headache and Stuffy Nose? Why It Could Be Sinusitis

SinusitisSinusitis affects more than 31 million Americans in the country each year. With varying degrees of sinusitis, from acute to chronic, many Americans may suffer without knowing what is causing it.

Allergies and infections can cause swelling of the sinuses. This inflammation of the sinuses is sinusitis. It can have painful and debilitating symptoms. You may have sinusitis if you’ve been suffering from cold-like symptoms for weeks or longer. Let’s explore what sinusitis feels like and why relief can be found at the doctor.

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Sinusitis can be difficult to identify by yourself because an infection can cause it. Your sinusitis may begin as the common cold. Common symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Nasal inflammation
  • Thick, discolored discharge
  • Symptoms that appear to be getting better only to worsen
  • Headaches
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath

There are a variety of symptoms. Sometimes, fever is possible with sinusitis, but some people have sinusitis without fever. If you’ve been having symptoms for more than a few days or weeks, you should visit a doctor.

Sinusitis Treatments 

A trained otolaryngologist can provide a variety of treatments for sinusitis depending on the cause and severity of your condition. Everything from prescription medication to surgery are treatment options that can be explored by your doctor.

Sometimes, underlying conditions can leave you susceptible to recurrent bouts with sinusitis. Conditions like nose polyps and deviated septums can increase your risk of developing sinusitis.

Before treatment can begin, it is important to know what led to your sinusitis, so it is vital to visit your doctor.

Find Sinusitis Treatment at Daneshrad Clinic ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery

Sinusitis can be a chronic, painful condition. Don’t delay in receiving care. In some instances, untreated sinusitis can result in blindness, meningitis, or even infection of the bone.

At Daneshrad Clinic ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Daneshrad and his team are dedicated to finding you the care you need. Dr. Daneshrad is board-certified and has worked with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Sparks. With locations in Torrance and Santa Monica, California, we look forward to helping you.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to begin sinusitis relief, please call their team at 310-453-6500.

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