What is sinus pain?
If you experience persistent pain around your eyes, forehead, or cheekbones, the problem could be connected to your sinuses. Sinus pain is usually the result of allergies, colds, or sinus infections (sinusitis), all of which cause inflammation in the sinuses. Inflammation can block proper mucus drainage, leading to sinus pain and pressure. Other common symptoms of a sinus condition include post-nasal drip, stuffy nose, runny nose, nasal obstruction, and cough. Many patients describe the pain as a sinus headache that gets worse when leaning forward. The skilled practitioners at Cross Timbers ENT provide high-quality care to alleviate acute, chronic, and recurring sinus pain. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Midlothian, Arlington, or Mansfield, TX.
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How is sinus pain treated?
Many painful sinus conditions clear up on their own within a week. However, it's a good idea to seek professional treatment for sinus pain if your symptoms continue for more than ten days, or if you experience recurring sinus pain. During your appointment at Cross Timbers ENT, one of our board-certified physicians will assess your condition by looking inside your ears, nose, and throat. Depending on the diagnosis, and whether you have a viral infection, an antibiotic may be prescribed. Other possible sinus pain treatments include antifungal medication (for fungal infection), as well as nasal or oral corticosteroids to treat inflammation. If the pain persists, we may consider balloon sinuplasty to relieve pressure from inflamed sinuses.
Sinus Pain FAQ
What causes sinus pain?
Sinus pain can be caused by a number of issues, including:
- Acute sinusitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Sinus infection
- Deviated septum
- Nasal polyps
During your initial consultation at Cross Timbers ENT, our team will be able to better identify the main cause of your sinus pain for more customized treatment options.
What does a sinus headache feel like?
One of the main symptoms associated with sinus pain, a sinus headache, can cause pain throughout your whole face. A constant ache can occur within your cheekbones, forehead, and nose area. If you have a sinus headache that persists over time, you may need to come in for a consultation to determine the root cause.
How do I know which sinus pain treatment is right for me?
Various treatments are available for sinus pain, depending on the cause of the pain. Our team at Cross Timbers ENT will properly diagnose your pain and evaluate how long the pain has been present prior to offering treatment. Some common treatment options include antibiotics and corticosteroids.
Relief for Sinus Pain
If you experience sinus pain that interferes with your everyday life, it may be a good time to seek professional treatment. The experienced team at Cross Timbers ENT provides solutions to treat pain caused by chronic sinusitis, allergies, and more. Get in touch with one of our office locations in Mansfield, Midlothian, or Arlington, TX to book an appointment.
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