Sinus Problems

Sinus Infections and Allergies

The sinuses are air-filled cavities located throughout the face and head. When they become inflamed, it’s known as Sinusitis, or more commonly a sinus infection. This sinus inflammation is usually caused by a bacterial infection. People with weak immune systems are more susceptible to sinus infections.

Signs of a Sinus Infection

  • Bad breath
  • Coughing
  • Discolored nasal discharge
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Frontal headaches
  • Nasal stuffiness or congestion
  • Pain in the teeth
  • Postnasal drip
  • Tenderness of the face, especially under the eyes

Treatments for Sinus Problems

Often times, a simple antibiotic strictly taken will sooth or eliminate the symptoms of a sinus infection. As a supplement to the antibiotics, we might prescribe or recommend a nasal decongestant spray, saline washes, or a topical corticosteroid.

If you’re suffering from chronic sinus infections, give us a call and we’ll set up a consultation with one of our experts.

Need Sinus Infection Relief? Call 478-787-4728 to Make an Appointment!

Frequently Asked Questions about Sinus Infections

  1. How long do sinus infections last? With proper treatment, a sinus infection should run its course in 7 to 14 days.
  2. Do allergies make sinus infections worse? The body’s reaction to an allergen can cause the sinuses to swell, trapping bacteria in the nose resulting in a sinus infection. However, sinus infections do not cause allergies.
  3. Are sinus infections contagious? If the infection is caused by a virus, it’s possible to spread to other people. If the infection is caused by bacteria, it’s not contagious.
  4. What makes sinus infections worse? Not drinking enough water, smoking or being around a smoker, drinking alcohol.