Blocked sinuses can be extremely painful and downright depressing. The constant dull pain that accumulates behind the eyes and in the center of the forehead can be utterly demoralizing and debilitating. This post looks at when it’s time to consult a specialist sinus doctor.
What is sinusitis?
Sinusitis is an umbrella diagnostic term for any illnesses that can cause symptoms of blocked sinuses. This can range from the common cold to something a lot more serious.
When to Consult a Doctor
Sinuses will get blocked when the body is fighting against viral infections such as the common cold. This is called acute sinusitis and usually not a reason to see a sinus specialist. More often than not, people who suffer the most from sinusitis are not in any mortal danger but have a recurrence of symptoms that can cause dull pains, nausea, lethargy, headaches and even fever. This is called chronic sinusitis. For many, this type of suffering can be so overwhelming that it even causes depression. In these circumstances, it’s definitely advised to consult a sinus doctor.
What are the treatments?
There are some very good sinus clinics in Vegas with doctors who specialize in treatment for people suffering from the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. They will first prescribe medication that aims to unblock the sinuses. However, if this does not work, then a sinus doctor may recommend a medical procedure.
Getting surgery for chronic sinusitis
The most common procedure to cure chronic sinusitis is a balloon sinuplasty in Las Vegas. This procedure can be done under local anesthetic and completed in 30 minutes. A small tube with a camera is inserted through the nostril in order to locate the blockage. Then a catheter line with a balloon is inserted. Once in position, the balloon is inflated causing the passageway of the sinus to widen until the blockage is completely cleared. The sinus will remain open and the bone surrounding sinus is restructured.
The procedure has been around since 2005 and has been medically acclaimed as an extremely safe and effective solution to sinusitis. If you think that your life would benefit from this kind of surgery, then get in contact with Dr. Kwiaktowski, a balloon sinuplasty doctor in Sinus Solutions Las Vegas and book a consultation.