Suffering From Sinusitis Pain?
Swelling and blocked drainage lead to stagnation and infection.
Chronic Sinus Infection Pain
In healthy sinuses, mucus drains out and air is able to properly circulate. Sinusitis occurs when swelling (inflammation) of the sinuses causes blockages that prevent mucous from draining. This can lead to bacteria, viruses, and fungus growth inside the sinuses, leading to infection.
Know the Signs of Sinus Infection
At Southern New Mexico Sinus Center, we believe that every patient is unique and requires a personal approach to treatment. There are three types of sinusitis:
1. Acute Sinusitis
Patients suffering from acute sinusitis will notice that symptoms persist for 10 to 12 days, and resolve in four weeks or less.
2. Chronic Sinusitis
When symptoms persist for more than 3 months, this is known as chronic sinusitis. Symptoms include fever, persistent nasal discharge that is often green or yellow, a daytime cough which worsens at night, bad breath, or waking up with puffy eyes.
3. Recurrent Acute Sinusitis
Multiple (four or more) episodes or outbreaks in a year indicate recurrent acute sinusitis. Sufferers will experience periods of relief, followed by another outbreak.
Southern New Mexico Sinusitis Symptom Checklist
- Bad breath or loss of smell
- Headache, facial pain or tenderness
- Low energy
- Nasal discharge and congestion
- Postnasal drip and sore throat