Causes & Symptoms of Sinusitis
Sinusitis Symptoms

What is Sinusitis?

Are Your Symptoms Caused By Sinusitis? Here’s What You Need to Know About Sinus Infections

Is facial pressure, coughing, and nasal discharge making you miserable? You may be suffering from sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection. When dealing with a sinus infection, you can be left feeling drained, and without the energy you need to have a good day and complete normal tasks.

If you do in fact have a sinus infection, don’t ignore it. Your long-term health and happiness may be in jeopardy. You owe it to yourself to have answers about what is going on in your body, and more importantly, why it’s happening.

Discover what’s causing your symptoms and how to find relief by scheduling an appointment at Virginia Sinus Center.

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What is Sinusitis?

Your face houses a system of hollow “cavities,” which are your sinuses, located near your cheekbones and lower forehead. Your sinuses contain mucus and work to moisten the air that you breathe and flush out bacteria. These cavities can become blocked and inflamed, causing sinusitis (a sinus infection).

When your sinuses are inflamed and blocked, this can lead to a variety of symptoms that include: fever, feeling overly tired, having trouble breathing, difficulty sleeping, and general congestion.

What Type of Sinusitis Are You Suffering From?

An Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor can determine what is going on in your sinuses and walk you through how to minimize or eliminate your symptoms. Based on your symptoms and the extent of your sinus infection, you may have one of the following forms of sinusitis:

  • Acute: The least severe and most common form of sinusitis. Acute sinusitis can appear as a cold and comes and goes without returning frequently. An acute sinus infection lasts under three-four weeks.
  • Recurrent acute: Suffering from three or more acute sinus infections in a given year is considered recurrent acute sinusitis. If this is the case for you, there is likely an underlying health issue at work.
  • Recurrent acute: Suffering from three or more acute sinus infections in a given year is considered recurrent acute sinusitis. If this is the case for you, there is likely an underlying health issue at work.
  • Allergic: Sinusitis induced from common allergens.
  • Pansinusitis: Acute or chronic sinusitis that results when all your paranasal sinuses are inflamed or obstructed.

Eliminate Your Discomfort, Improve Your Health! It’s Possible with Virginia Sinus Center!

Make an appointment today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Saffold to learn about your condition and to discover a treatment plan that works for you. After a full examination, our staff will get you back to breathing with ease in no time.

At Virginia Sinus Center, Dr. Saffold lives his belief that people in all communities have the right to expect technologically advanced, state-of-the-art healthcare.

Just say no to your symptoms! Fight back against sinusitis by scheduling your appointment today!

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