A sniffle or sneeze here and there isn't bothersome. But when hay fever symptoms disrupt your daily routine, make waking up dreadful, or become frustrating beyond belief, our physicians at The Head and Neck Center can identify a cause and develop a treatment plan to help ease or eliminate your symptoms. These annoyances could result from sinusitis, a condition where the mucus membranes inside the sinuses become inflamed, leading to facial pain, excessive mucus production, or facial pain. Our physician will diagnose sinusitis in Bethlehem, and Allentown, PA, with imaging studies, an endoscopic camera, allergy testing, or tissue samples.
FAQs About Sinusitis
Here we've listed a few questions our patients who suffer from sinusitis in Bethlehem, and Allentown, PA, have asked. For additional questions, please call our office.
- What Are Sinusitis Symptoms? Some include but aren't limited to ear pressure, nasal pressure, nasal obstruction, postnasal drainage, tooth pain, facial tenderness, lethargy, bad breath, or loss of taste or smell. If sinusitis results from a bacterial infection, a fever may accompany these symptoms.
- What Causes Sinusitis? Sinusitis can develop from infection (sinus infection). But it can also be caused by allergies and chemical sinus irritation. Your risk also increases if you have allergies to environmental factors (dust, pollen, dander), a weakened immune system, a deviated septum, or nasal polyps.
- Can I Reduce My Risk of Getting Sinusitis? You can reduce your risk by flushing (irrigating) the sinuses with a homemade solution or one recommended by our physician.
Sinusitis can be acute or chronic and symptoms are bothersome at both stages. If self-care remedies (over-the-counter pain relievers, decongestants, or saline spray) don't work, consult our physicians at The Head and Neck Center to determine your candidacy for antibiotics or immunotherapy (allergy) shots. Visit our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and services provided. If you have concerns, or want to schedule an appointment for sinusitis in Bethlehem, and Allentown, PA, call (610) 691-2552.