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What is Sinusitis?

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Here’s what to know and what to do about your sinusitis right now:

Does your face feel free and clear or stuffy and painfully full of pressure?

A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, can complicate your life in a frustrating manner, and even jeopardize your health. An infection is a sign that you are dealing with a more significant health issue, and it shouldn’t be ignored.

Do you want to put an end to the infections that are sucking the enjoyment out of your life and find long-lasting relief? If so, keep reading to learn more about sinusitis and what to do about it, or take action now by scheduling your appointment with Pittsburgh Sinus Centers.

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What is sinusitis?

In your face, there are cavities filled with air. These cavities, found behind your cheekbones and surrounding your forehead, are your paranasal sinuses. When healthy, your sinuses circulate air throughout your face. When the tissue lining your paranasal sinuses is inflamed or swollen, sinusitis occurs.

The blocked air pathways result in a buildup of germs that cause infections. When you suffer from an infection, you begin to experience various symptoms from sinusitis, including:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Feeling constantly tired
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Bad breath
  • Congestion
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Forms of Sinusitis

Sinusitis presents itself differently in each person. There are also multiple forms of sinusitis that you may suffer from.

The primary forms of sinusitis include:

  • Acute: A sinus infection that lasts over 7-10 days, but under three weeks.
  • Recurrent acute: Three or more acute sinus infections in a single year. Recurrent acute sinusitis occurs because the root problem of sinusitis has not been addressed.
  • Chronic: Sinusitis lasting 3-8 weeks or longer. If a long-term solution is not found to treat chronic sinusitis, it can continue indefinitely.
  • Allergic: Sinusitis caused by allergens (pet dander, pollen, dust mites, etc.)
  • Pansinusitis: The four sets of paranasal sinuses allow air to travel through the face and out the nose. Sinusitis is when one or several of these sinuses are blocked or obstructed from inflammation or irritation. In the case that all of the paranasal sinuses are obstructed, pansinusitis is present.
There are variations of sinusitis, many with similar symptoms, all of them miserable!

Options to treat your chronic sinusitis

There are several options available to treat chronic sinusitis, including:

Are your symptoms signs that you have chronic or recurrent sinusitis? There’s hope.

Schedule your appointment with Pittsburgh Sinus Centers to discuss your symptoms with an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor. After a full exam that will reveal the specifics of your condition, you will receive a diagnosis if an issue is present.

Sinusitis sufferers trust Pittsburgh Sinus Centers with their care throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, with offices in Wexford and Indiana, Pennsylvania. To best serve you, we accept most insurance plans, including UPMC and Highmark insurance.

Pittsburgh Sinus Centers and Dr. Sam Mathur will take you from a snotty, stuffy, infected mess and put you on the path towards breathing free and clear without congestion.

Do you really want to delay relief? If you’re ready to overcome your sinus issues, schedule your appointment today.

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