Are you in Houston and finding it difficult to breathe through your nose?

Have you noticed a discolored nasal discharge or have a post nasal drip? Do you experience swelling, pain or tenderness around your eyes, nose, cheeks or forehead? Do you have difficulty tasting food or detecting odours?

If you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms, you might be suffering from nasal congestion caused by chronic sinusitis. Luckily, if you live in the Houston area – we can help! At Houston Sinus & Allergy we treat cases just like yours everyday and know how to make your symptoms disappear.

Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or obstruction
  • Difficulty breathing freely through your nose
  • Thick, discolored nasal discharge
  • Post nasal drip or drainage
  • Pain, swelling and tenderness around your eyes, nose, cheeks or forehead
  • Reduced sense of taste and smell
  • Pain in your upper jaw or teeth
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Coughing
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath (halitosis)

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Chronic sinusitis is a common condition shared by many people in and around our beautiful city of Houston. It is a diverse condition but is best characterized by a prolonged suffering from one or more of the symptoms listed above. Unlike acute sinusitis, which is a temporary sinus infection most often associated with a cold or flu, chronic sinusitis symptoms last longer, are more severe and can take a toll on your energy level.

What causes chronic sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis, sinusitis or rhinosinusitis occurs when the tissue lining your sinus and nasal area becomes swollen or inflamed.  This is often the result of a bacterial or viral infection but can also be attributed to many underlying factors such as allergies, a deviated septum, nasal polyps, asthma, exposure to pollutants or an immune system disorder among others.

Is chronic sinusitis dangerous?

Untreated chronic sinusitis can make breathing difficult, deprive your body of oxygen and lead to exhaustion or fatigue. It can also become extremely dangerous to your health, leading to other, more serious medical conditions. If you live in Houston and are suffering from sinusitis, contact our office so we can help.

Untreated chronic sinusitis can lead to the following conditions:

Meningitis:

This is a dangerous infection that causes the three membranes surrounding you brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Teens are often at greater risk of meningitis, which can be fatal if treatment isn’t received right away.

Vision Problems:

The infection present from chronic sinusitis can spread to your eye socket, potentially causing permanent reduced vision or blindness.

Reduction or total loss of smell and taste:

The infection from chronic sinusitis can attack your olfactory nerve, causing temporary or permanent loss of smell and taste if left untreated.

Risk of spreading infection:

Untreated chronic sinusitis can eventually lead to skin and bone infections that will present a whole new host of problems to your health.

Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis in Houston

If you’re wondering how to get rid of chronic sinusitis, you’ve come to the right place.  At Houston Sinus & Allergy we are expert sinus doctors and sinus specialists.  

Sinusitis has a variety of treatments available depending on the severity of your condition.  Less severe cases may be treated with over-the-counter medications while more serious chronic sinusitis may require advanced treatment.  For recurring or chronic sinusitis, it is important to visit your medical doctor and have an effective treatment plan prescribed. Chronic pain can often be treated with prescription medication to get rid of an infection or allergy, but if a structural issue (deviated septum, nasal polyps, nasal airway obstruction) is causing persistent issues, a minimally invasive treatment (Clarifix®, Latera® Implants, balloon sinuplasty) may be the best treatment option.

Treatment Options for Sinusitis

  • OTS medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Turbinate reduction
  • 5-minute allergy treatment
  • Radiofrequency ablation procedure

If you’re suffering from sinusitis in Houston, please contact our office for a consultation about your condition and treatment options.

Houston Sinus & Allergy has perfected innovative and effective sinusitis treatments like balloon sinuplasty.  Our office utilizes the newest technology and draws on our extensive experience to provide the best solutions for our patients.  Most of our advanced procedures are performed in-office for simpler appointments and no hospital fees.

Our treatment options in Houston don’t end with chronic sinusitis.  Houston Sinus & Allergy has a proven track record helping patients with the following conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Snoring & sleep apnea
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Sinus headaches
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Discolored nasal discharge/mucus
  • Deviated septum
  • Loss of smell/taste
  • Facial pain and fullness
  • Upper jaw or tooth pain
  • Nose bleeds
  • Nasal congestion/stuffy nose
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal mass/tumor
  • Nasal fracture/broken nose
  • Nasal fungus treatment
  • Foreign object stuck in your nose
  • Mouth breathing
  • Bad breath/halitosis

In Conclusion

Chronic Sinusitis is often a very painful condition, and one that can have severe negative impacts on your quality of life. This condition can last weeks, months or longer – with frequent reoccurrences. It is also often difficult to treat and diagnose the underlying causes, meaning treatment options may vary from patient to patient. It is important to seek medical help if you suffer from prolonged sinusitis (chronic sinusitis) as the condition can cause other serious health complications if left untreated.

For sinusitis help in Houston, contact our Houston Sinus & Allergy office to take the first step on the road to recovery.

We specialize in treating chronic sinusitis. Contact us today for immediate relief!

Houston Sinus & Allergy is located at 11811 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W in Houston TX

About The Doctor

Dr. Cong Thu (CT) Nguyen is a Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat – Head and Neck Surgeon who has extensive training and experience in the diseases of the ears, nose and throat. His special clinical interests include sinus diseases, snoring disorders, allergy treatment and image guided functional endoscopic sinus surgery. He has 15+ years experience as a leading ENT expert and has helped hundreds of people get relief from their nasal & sinus conditions.

What Our Patients Are Saying:

  • “I was suffering of constant congestion and running fevers every month! I was very miserable for almost 2 years. I decided to come see Dr. Nguyen after writing other doctors who wouldn't even give me the time of day. Dr. Nguyen actually sat down and listened! He noticed many things other doctors didn't. He treated me for my allergies and combined the procedure on me. After the procedure, I could actually breathe! Dr. Nguyen has ever since given me advice on how to continue to take care of my nose and keep allergies under control.”

    — Alondra

  • “Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very nice. The sinus procedure was tough at the beginning as I could not take steroids to aid the recovery process, but now I'm feeling great!”

    — M.D.

  • “Surgery was not as complicated as I feared. I feel the benefits after a few weeks. The doctor and his staff are awesome and very personable. I highly recommend this office to anyone with sinus issues.”

    — Ann

We specialize in treating chronic sinusitis. Contact us today for immediate relief!