What is Chronic Sinusitis?
Sinuses are air-filled pockets behind the facial bones surrounding the nose. Each sinus has an opening that allows for mucus drainage. A buildup of mucus in the sinuses can lead to infection and inflammation, commonly called sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis lasts 12 weeks or longer despite treatment attempts.
Common symptoms of sinusitis include:
- Facial pain, pressure
- Nasal congestion or fullness
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Teeth pain
- Loss of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
Primary care physicians can successfully treat most cases of sinusitis with antibiotics and other medications and therapies. However, for some patients, even multiple courses of increasingly stronger antibiotics are not enough to relieve symptoms. Read more about sinus treatments.
How do I get started?
- Are you currently experiencing a sinus infection lasting longer than 12 weeks?
- Have you been treated with one or more courses of antibiotics within the past year?
If you answered yes to both these questions, it may be time to ask about a referral at (800) 628-2880 .