The paranasal sinuses are air spaces located above, below and behind the nasal cavity. Colds and allergies frequently trigger sinus infections. Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal drainage, congestion, facial pressure, cough, headache and decreased sense of smell. Sinusitis becomes chronic when these symptoms do not clear or frequently recur.
The symptoms of chronic sinusitis are similar to those of allergies, viruses, and migraine headaches. An office evaluation including an endoscope and a CT scan of the sinuses is usually necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
Chronic sinusitis can be effectively treated with medication, allergy treatment as well as sinus surgery.
Call (877) 959-5087 to learn more about minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery at Northwest ENT Surgery Center.