If your nasal symptoms take longer to recede even with a prescription and over the counter medication, you may have a sinus infection. Chronic sinusitis is characterized by recurrent infection, regardless of allergens. You do not need to have allergies to have chronic sinusitis. To have these symptoms examined, and to determine if you need sinus surgery, come to Arizona Ear, Nose, Throat Physicians. Our practice serves Sun City, AZ, and Sun City West, AZ.
Who would benefit from sinus surgery?
Many people who suffer chronic sinusitis would benefit from sinus surgery. Other reasons why you may need surgery are obstructions of the sinuses and injury.
Some of the signs patients experience with chronic sinusitis are:
- Inflammation of the nasal passages for three months or more
Many irritations of the nose go away on their own, but long-lasting inflammation or recurrent symptoms may need a visit to the doctor.
- Struggles with allergy symptoms that do not end
As stated before, sneezing and blowing your nose even after you’ve treated the symptoms with medications is a sign you may need additional help. You may also experience post-nasal drip or mucus that always drains at the back of the throat.
- Swelling and redness inside of the nasal passages
These symptoms are often confused with allergies, so it is a good idea to have a specialist check and rule out any other conditions. Sinuses can swell up and block airways, making it hard to breathe, sleep, and even speak.
Non-stop nose-blowing interferes with day-to-day activity and leaves you tired. The increased nose blowing may lead to more swelling and irritation of the sinuses, creating a cycle of inflammation.
Sinus surgery may be the procedure you need to find lasting relief if you have recurrent sinus infections. If constant nose blowing and sinus headaches sound like you, it may be time to come into our Sun City or Sun City West, AZ, office. Call us at (623) 975-1660 for our Sun City West, AZ, location. Patients in Sun City, AZ, may reach us at (623) 972-2951 for a consultation.