Understanding Sinusitis & How Langford Allergy Can Help
Posted on: June 15, 2019 | Posted in Allergy Relief
It’s not uncommon for an allergic reaction to trigger sinusitis, a condition that prevents mucus from draining properly. Actually, it affects roughly 35 million Americans each year! With so many people suffering from this condition, it’s important to know if your frustrating symptoms are allergies or sinusitis. In either case, the Langford Allergy doctors can help you find relief.
Schedule an appointment today with one of our doctors.
In your skull, you have several sinus cavities – some big and some small – that are all connected. These hollow spaces have an array of responsibilities. From improving your voice to creating a mucus to moisturize the inside of our nose, our sinuses are important. It may seem contradictory to be happy about our sinuses creating mucus, but this mucus helps ward off allergens and pollutants from entering our nasal passage.
When your sinuses are healthy, they are filled with air. Sometimes, they can become blocked and filled will fluid. When this occurs, you may notice symptoms such as:
- Bad breath
- Painful pressure in cheeks and forehead
- Postnasal drip, often with a bad taste
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with a Langford Allergy doctor. Your allergist can determine if you have acute sinusitis (usually lasting 1 – 4 weeks) or chronic sinusitis (usually lasting 4 weeks – several years). Depending on the type of sinusitis you have and the symptoms you’re experiencing, our doctors will prescribe the best medication to treat the issue. The goal is to get your sinuses back to its healthy state and avoid future sinusitis episodes.
Our doctors have been able to help hundreds of people find relief from their sinusitis through medication. We are located in Gray, Forsyth, Macon, Milledgeville, and Warner Robins to best serve you!