Acute and Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms & Treatment with Balloon Sinuplasty
Acute and chronic sinusitis refer to different levels and severity of sinus infections.
- 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. Alternately, Sinusitis may be accompanied by a greenish-yellow discharge.
- 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
Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis
While both refer 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 as long as eight weeks and require professional treatment to be treated successfully.
Find Relief Through Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe, non-invasive procedure that provides fast, lasting relief for sufferers of acute and chronic Sinusitis alike.
Dr. Kaplan is one of Houston’s leading ENTs and a premier provider of Balloon Sinuplasty, which involves zero cutting or tissue removal!