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Birmingham, AL | ENT Specialists
ExcelENT of Alabama
Sinusitis and Sinus Infection Treatments

Sinusitis: Sinus Infection Treatment in Birmingham, AL

At ExcelENT, we provide comprehensive and effective treatment options for sinusitis and sinus infections. Sinusitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation and infection of the sinus cavities, resulting in nasal congestion, facial pain, and pressure.

Our experienced medical professionals are skilled in diagnosing and managing sinusitis, tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s specific needs. We offer a range of treatment options to provide relief and promote sinus health. With our expertise and personalized care, we strive to help our patients find long-term relief from sinusitis and regain their quality of life.

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We offer a range of effective treatments for sinusitis to help relieve symptoms and promote healing. Mild cases can often be managed with conservative treatments, such as nasal irrigation, saline sprays, and over-the-counter pain relievers. More advanced treatments may be recommended for chronic or recurrent sinusitis, including corticosteroid nasal sprays, oral corticosteroids, or immunotherapy.

In some cases, minimally invasive procedures like balloon sinuplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery may be necessary to restore proper sinus drainage. Our experienced ENT specialists will evaluate your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your sinusitis symptoms and improve your overall sinus health.

Common Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or blockage
  • Facial pain or pressure, especially around the cheeks, eyes, forehead, or nose
  • Thick, discolored nasal discharge
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste
  • Headache, particularly in the forehead or around the eyes
Frequently Asked Questions

Sinusitis FAQs

The sinuses are air-filled spaces located in the bones of the face and skull. They are connected to the nasal passages and play a crucial role in filtering, humidifying, and warming the air we breathe. The sinuses also produce mucus, which helps to trap and eliminate bacteria, viruses, and other foreign particles from the respiratory system.

No, sinusitis itself is not contagious. Allergies, infections, or structural abnormalities in the sinuses primarily cause sinusitis. However, the underlying cause of sinusitis, such as a viral or bacterial infection, can be contagious. If a viral infection causes sinusitis, it may spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Bacterial sinusitis can also result from an untreated viral infection.

It’s essential to practice good hygiene to reduce the risk of developing sinusitis, including washing hands frequently, covering the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with individuals who have respiratory infections.

Chronic sinusitis is a condition characterized by inflammation and swelling of the sinus tissues lasting for 12 weeks or longer. It causes symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain or pressure, nasal discharge, reduced sense of smell, and headaches. Unlike acute sinusitis, which is usually induced by a bacterial or viral infection and resolves within a few weeks, chronic sinusitis persists and may be caused by factors like allergies, nasal polyps, deviated septum, or recurrent infections.

Effective treatment options are available to manage chronic sinusitis and provide relief from its symptoms. Consult with an ENT specialist for a proper evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Birmingham ENT specialists, call us at (205) 988-6858, or send us an appointment request.

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