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Sinus Infections

SINUS INFECTIONS

Sinusitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain and pressure, loss of smell and taste, discolored nasal drainage, postnasal drip, cough, and frequent headaches point towards the possibility of sinusitis. Sinus conditions are frustrating and interrupt daily activities while making it difficult for an individual to live a normal life. That’s when they need a sinus specialist at Houston Advanced Nose & Sinus. Dr. Kuperan is one of the few fellowship certified Rhinologists in all of Texas with specialized expertise, experience, and skills in treating patients with sinus infections.

UNDERSTANDING SINUS INFECTIONS

Sinus Infections: Extended Frontal Sinus Surgery

Sinuses are hollow air spaces in the bones between eyes, in the forehead, and behind cheekbone that produce mucous to keep the inside of the nose moist. The mucous acts as a protective barrier agent against allergens, pollutants, and dust in the air we breathe. If the sinuses get infected or blocked a person might experience uncomfortable symptoms such as:

  • Facial pain or pressure around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead
  • Difficulty or congestion when breathing through the nose
  • Smell or taste loss
  • Discolored nasal drainage
  • Headache
  • General Fatigue

TREATING SINUS INFECTIONS

If the sinusitis symptoms are present for more than a week or they occur in a recurrent manner it is always essential to consult a Rhinologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. In some cases, stronger antibiotics and steroids may be needed to treat the problem especially if this has not already been done. A CT scan (x-ray) of your sinuses and nasal endoscopy (looking inside the nose with a small camera) may be necessary to better assess the problem if it persists despite aggressive antibiotic treatment. If the chronic sinusitis is resistant to antibiotic treatment, then a procedure may be required to open the infected sinus or sinuses and clear the infection. There are multiple different procedure options like balloon sinuplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery, but the key is choosing the one most tailored to the severity of your sinus disease. There is not one single solution that is correct for every patient, and that’s why Houston Advanced Nose & Sinus is unique. We don’t promote a “cookie-cutter” approach to treatment like some other practices. Dr. Kuperan’s specialized expertise and experience as a Rhinologist will make sure you get the best treatment so you can quickly get your life back on track.