When Should I See a Doctor for Sinus Pain?
Are you experiencing pain in your forehead, cheekbones, or around your eyes? If so, then you might have sinus pain. Sinus pain is a frequent problem that occurs from inflammation in the sinus cavities brought on by colds, allergies, or a sinus infection (sinusitis). The inflammation causes blockage of mucus drainage, which then causes a buildup of pressure and pain.
If you believe you are suffering from sinus pain, make an appointment with our team of doctors at the Cross Timbers ENT. We have locations to serve you in Arlington, Midlothian, and Mansfield, TX. Patients also come from DFW and the metroplex. Our audiology experts approach each patient one-on-one to address their sinus problems and concerns.
Inflammation of the sinuses can make you feel miserable. Many people experience sinus pain, pressure, and a sinus headache. The sinus headache often worsens every time they lean forward as the pressure builds.
Treating sinus pain
Most sinus conditions will start to clear up within a week, but if the sinus pain persists past ten days, you should seek medical care. Reoccurring sinus pain is also concerning.
At Cross Timbers ENT, a member of our team will examine your ears, throat, and nose to further assess your condition and make a diagnosis. They will determine if the sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection or a virus. The physician will then possibly prescribe:
Antibiotic to treat a bacterial sinus infection
Antifungal medications might also be prescribed to treat a fungal infection
Nasal or oral corticosteroids help relieve inflammation
If your sinus pain continues, you may have to undergo balloon sinuplasty to relieve the pressure and ease the pain.
At-home sinus pain treatments
If you cannot get in to see a physician right away, you might want to explore at-home treatment remedies to gain relief from sinus pain.
Use an over-the-counter nasal decongestant to find relief from sinus pain. Always follow the directions on the sinus treatment product.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
Take a hot, steamy shower and inhale the steam to break up the congestion in your sinuses.
Use a humidifier to add humidity to the air.
Take over-the-counter pain medication for sinus pain.
What are the common causes of sinus pain?
Sinus pain can occur from a variety of issues, such as:
Our team at Cross Timbers ENT will collaborate closely with you to identify the cause of your sinus pain and develop a customized treatment plan to address the issue.
How to identify a sinus headache
Sinus pain usually leads to a sinus headache, which causes pain throughout the entire face. You’ll feel pressure and throbbing within the forehead, nose, and cheekbones. The sinus headache will often persist and impact your entire life without proper treatment.
Schedule a consultation today
Are you experiencing sinus pain? If so, you should seek treatment. Our experienced team at Cross Timbers ENT will examine you, listen to your concerns and symptoms, and then work with you to develop a treatment plan to treat the underlying cause, such as allergies, chronic sinusitis, or other conditions. Our team treats patients throughout the DFW and metroplex area. Schedule a consultation in Midlothian, Arlington, or Mansfield, TX today.