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Sinus Disease

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Overview

Sinus disease (rhinosinusitis or commonly known as sinusitis) is caused by inflammation of the sinuses and the nose. There is a difference between acute sinusitis (sinus infections) and chronic sinusitis.

Acute sinusitis is an inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages (sinuses) caused by a variety of infections, including the common cold, a bad viral upper respiratory infection (URI) or bacteria. This is what is commonly known as a sinus infection.

Chronic sinusitis is when that inflammation continues for more than three months and can be caused by a variety of conditions or is associated with allergies, asthma or nasal polyps.

7Common Symptoms

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Discolored nasal drainage
  • Smell loss
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Ear fullness

Diagnosis and Treatment

Treatment depends on the type of sinusitis diagnosed.


Meet Our Team

Our Sinus Center is comprised of surgeons and supportive staff specially trained to care for your sinuses and related nasal disorders.


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