updated: Apr. 26, 2022
Wondering why your cold isn't getting any better? You may actually have a sinus infection, one of the conditions treated by Dr. Ralph Bassett, Dr. Sanford Hoffman and Dr. Paul Borgesen, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors at Arizona ENT in Sun City West, AZ.
If you have a sinus infection, you may have some of these signs and symptoms:
Although some sinus infections go away on their own, others need treatment from your ENT. Call the Sun City West, AZ, ENT office if you've had sinus infection symptoms for more than 10 days or you have severe pain or a fever over 102.
Your ENT can prescribe antibiotics or antifungal medication depending on the cause of your infection. In addition to pain relievers, other treatment options include over-the-counter and prescription decongestants and oral or nasal spray corticosteroids to decrease swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages. If the infection causes a severe blockage, or you have frequent sinus infections due to polyps, a deviated septum or another problem, sinus surgery may be helpful.
Are you struggling with sinus infection symptoms? Call your Sun City West, AZ, ENTS, Dr. Bassett, Dr.Hoffman and Dr. Borgesen of Arizona ENT at (623) 975-1660 to make an appointment.