Conditions We Treat

Chronic Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

Conditions We Treat

Chronic Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

Kaplan Sinus Relief offers chronic sinus infection treatments

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, you know how difficult it can be to get relief. Traditional medical treatments often fail to provide lasting results, and the side effects can be debilitating. At Kaplan Sinus Relief we offer several different approaches to chronic sinus infection treatment, including balloon sinuplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery, that can help you finally get the relief you need.

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, contact Kaplan Sinus Relief today to learn more about our unique approach to chronic sinus infection treatment. We can help you finally get the relief you deserve.

Why do I get chronic sinus infections?

Chronic sinus infections are a common problem in the United States, affecting millions of people each year. Sinus infections are classified as chronic if the inflammation lasts for more than 12 weeks.

This inflammation can be caused by a variety of things including allergies, environmental irritants, or structural problems in the nose, such as a deviated septum, that block the sinuses from draining properly and cause inflammation in the sinus cavities. This condition is often difficult to treat because the underlying cause can be hard to identify.

Does chronic sinusitis ever go away on its own? Chronic sinus infections are part of a persistent condition, meaning they are unlikely to go away on their own. However, there are treatment options available that can help to reduce the symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Chronic sinusitis symptoms

While both acute and chronic sinusitis refers to sinus infections, chronic sinusitis’s side effects are much longer-lasting than those of acute sinusitis. While acute sinusitis usually disappears on its own after 2-3 weeks, symptoms of chronic sinusitis can persist for twelve weeks or longer and require professional treatment to be treated successfully.

Sinus infection symptoms include:

  • Stuffed or runny nose: Nasal discomfort is one of the most common side effects of Sinusitis. Your nose may feel blocked up in both nostrils, impairing your ability to smell and breathe. Alternatively, Sinusitis may be accompanied by a greenish-yellow discharge.
  • Fatigue
  • Pain and sensitivity: Sinus infections are often accompanied by throbbing pain that worsens with contact or simple motions such as chewing. Common pain areas include your head, teeth, ears, and throat.
  • High temperature/fever (Learn more about sinus infection fevers)
  • Sinus headaches:Sinus headaches are a common but distinct symptom of sinus infections. These headaches are often described as throbbing and may be accompanied by pain in other areas, such as your teeth or ears.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a sinus specialist like those at Kaplan Sinus Relief as soon as possible to get an accurate diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment.

How do you cure chronic sinus infections?

At Kaplan Sinus Relief, we offer a comprehensive approach to chronic sinus infection treatment that takes the root cause into account. Our doctors will work with you to determine the underlying cause of your chronic sinusitis and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs that may include one of the following treatment options.

Endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat chronic sinusitis. ESS is performed using an endoscope, a small camera that is inserted into the nose to allow the surgeon to see inside the sinus cavities.

During the procedure, the surgeon will remove any blockages, such as polyps, that are preventing the sinuses from draining properly. ESS is often used in conjunction with other chronic sinusitis treatments, such as medication or immunotherapy.

Balloon sinuplasty

Michael Kaplan, M.D. is one of Houston’s leading ENTs and a premier provider of balloon sinuplasty in Houston, which involves zero cutting or tissue removal and has helped thousands of patients eliminate frequent sinus infections.

The balloon sinuplasty procedure is minimally invasive and is performed using a small balloon that is inserted into the blocked sinus cavity. Once the balloon is inflated, it opens up the blockage, allowing for better drainage. The balloon is then deflated and removed.

In most cases, patients who undergo balloon sinuplasty experience significant improvements in their symptoms and quality of life without the recovery time of traditional chronic sinusitis surgery.

Kaplan Sinus Relief offers balloon sinuplasty for acute and chronic sinus infection treatment

Living with chronic sinusitis can be debilitating and can significantly impact your quality of life, but there are treatment options available that can help.

The team at Kaplan Sinus Relief has years of experience helping patients find sinus pressure relief from chronic sinus infections. We offer a comprehensive approach to chronic sinus infection treatment that takes the root cause of your condition into account. Our doctors will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and may include endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty.

You don’t have to suffer from chronic sinusitis any longer. Schedule an appointment at Kaplan Sinus Relief today!


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