Reach out to Dr. Chirag Patel, Dr. Thu Aung, and Dr. Bruce DeCotiis of Ocean Allergy and receive effective sinusitis treatment in Brick, and Wall, NJ.
What Is Causing Your Case of Sinusitis?
Found inside your head are cavities known as the sinuses. These sinuses are responsible for keeping your nasal pathways clear.
If fluid pools inside your sinuses, they will likely become infested with germs. The presence of those germs will cause inflammation. Inflamed sinuses are the main elements of sinusitis.
So, what caused the fluids to pool in your sinuses?
Possible culprits include allergens, bacteria, and viruses that entered your body. Those foreign entities can trigger fluid buildup in the sinuses.
Your habits can also help explain why you are currently dealing with a case of sinusitis. Smokers and those who are exposed to secondhand smoke regularly are more likely to develop that aforementioned condition. Swimmers may also struggle with sinusitis frequently if they don’t take the steps necessary to protect their sinuses.
Sinusitis is also more likely to affect people with unusual nasal or sinus structures. Prepare to deal with this problem regularly if you have a deviated septum or a similar condition. An existing injury to your nose may also make you more susceptible to sinusitis.
Lastly, people who have weak or compromised immune systems will probably have to struggle with sinusitis more often. That’s mainly because they have a hard time fighting off the infections that cause the inflamed sinus cavities.
How Is Sinusitis Treated?
Some cases of sinusitis get better with rest, taking over-the-counter medication, and increased fluid intake. That approach may work for some people, but it may not provide the relief you seek. If your case of sinusitis is proving persistent, you must reach out to a doctor.
After confirming your case of sinusitis, your doctor may prescribe some antibiotics. Your doctor may also prescribe a steroid spray. Only use that steroid spray according to the doctor’s instructions because it may exacerbate your problem if it is used incorrectly.
Notably, there are some patients who may not respond to either antibiotics or steroid sprays. Even other forms of medication may not work for them. At that point, surgery may be put on the table as a potential lasting solution for the patient’s case of chronic sinusitis.
Dr. Patel, Dr. Aung, and Dr. DeCotiis of Ocean Allergy are ready to help if you need sinusitis treatment in Brick, and Wall, NJ. Book your appointment by calling (732) 458-2000 for their Brick location or (732) 681-8700 for their Wall clinic.