If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us or click below to book an appointment because we can help you prevent your sinus problems.
"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!"
Is sinus pain negatively affecting your life? Millions of Americans suffer from a variety of nasal and sinus conditions, ranging from sinusitis to problems with polyps. These conditions cause a range of symptoms, including:
Pinpointing the source of nasal problems is the first step to reducing pain, healing the condition and improving your quality of life.
One of the hallmarks of sinus pain is an overwhelming pressure felt behind the face. The sensation can become worse when tilting your head, or resting on a pillow. The pressure may be severe enough to cause eye discomfort. When the sinuses press against the ocular cavities, you might experience a burning or tingling sensation on your eyeballs and sockets. You may also have the uncomfortable feeling that your ears are full.
Your nose, forehead and cheekbones could be tender and sore to the touch. In some cases, you’ll feel pain and pressure on your upper teeth, as if your nasal cavities are pressing against your palate. You could also feel a dull throbbing or occasionally stabbing pain within your sinuses.
One of the most common nasal and sinus conditions is sinusitis, also referred to as rhinosinusitis. This is a swelling or inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinus and nasal area. Sinusitis can be the result of a bacterial infection or a virus.
Ordinarily, the sinus cavity is filled with air. But when the sinus tissue is irritated, the cavity can become blocked and fill with fluid, which can lead to an infection. Colds, allergies, nasal polyps or a deviated septum can all cause sinus blockages.
Over-the-counter medications can work effectively for minor nasal and sinus conditions. For recurring sinus and nasal pain, be sure to see a medical doctor, so that a more effective treatment can be prescribed.
When chronic pain persists, prescription medication may be required to heal an infection. However, when structural issues cause persistent problems, a minimally-invasive procedure—such as balloon sinuplasty—may be the best option.
Dr. Nguyen is a national expert in the treatment of nasal conditions, responsible for perfecting innovative and effective treatments like balloon sinuplasty. At Houston Sinus and Allergy, we utilize the newest technology and our extensive experience to find the best solution for the health of your nose and sinuses.