Treatment for All Sinusitis Issues and Symptoms in Indianapolis
Sinusitis differs from allergic rhinitis in that it involves inflammation of the lining of the sinus cavities, while allergic rhinitis involves only the nasal passages. When swollen, the sinus tissues prevent proper drainage, which creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. At Adult Pediatric Allergy Specialists, we treat all of the three main types:
- Acute: an infection lasting eight weeks or less, usually resolved without intervention
- Chronic: swelling that lasts eight weeks or more, despite medical intervention
- Recurrent Acute: Repeated infections (three or more) within a year’s time
Indianapolis residents who suffer from any of the types of sinusitis commonly complain of:
- Colored nasal drainage
- Facial pain
- Nasal congestion
- Mouth breathing
These problems are often exacerbated by or confused with allergy symptoms, but rhinosinusitis requires additional treatment strategies to bring full relief.
Effective Remedies We Offer for Our Patients
Effective sinus infection treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis. If you also suffer from allergies, it may be difficult for you to differentiate between the two. Our doctor can help you identify the cause of pain and congestion by performing a thorough physical exam, testing for allergies and determining whether your condition is bacterial, viral or fungal. Once we have a precise picture of your sinus condition, we can recommend treatment options that will eliminate the cause of the infection. We use allergy testing, decongestants, antibiotics, surgery and other pharmaceutical therapies to bring relief to our patients.
Contact Us Today for an Appointment
If you suffer from the symptoms of sinusitis or need help with wheezing, asthma or other upper respiratory problems, we can help. Let our staff develop an individual treatment plan based on your life and health. Call our Indianapolis office today at 317-851-9311 to schedule an appointment.