STOP Sinusitis

Sinus issues can significantly and negatively impact your life. Troublesome symptoms such as congestion and headaches can affect both your physical and mental health, taking a toll on your entire well-being. Columbia Breathe Free is here to provide the relief you need so you can start enjoying your daily activities, social engagements, and living your life to the fullest once again. Let’s STOP your sinusitis together!

STOP Symptoms of Sinusitis

Symptoms of sinusitis distinguish themselves from those of a common cold. Typically, cold symptoms resolve within 3-5 days, whereas sinusitis and its array of ailments persist for more than 10 days without improvement. Other symptoms may include:

  • Facial pain and/or pressure near the eyes, nose, jaw, and teeth
  • Fatigue from poor sleep associated with pain and congestion
  • Low grade fever
  • Consistent congestion from swollen nasal passages leading to difficulty breathing and a stuffy nose
  • Blocked nasal passageways
  • Decreased sense of taste and smell
  • Headaches
  • Mucus trickling down the back of the nose into the throat (postnasal drip)
  • Green or yellow mucus draining from the nose (nasal discharge)

Getting a proper diagnosis for sinusitis from a trusted ENT expert is crucial. At Columbia Breathe Free, our team of dedicated professionals is here to assist you in putting a STOP to your sinus issues.

STOP Sinusitis and Revitalize Your Health

Individuals suffering from sinusitis have a variety of treatment options to consider with our trusted physician that range from over-the-counter medications to surgical interventions.

  • Medication: Based on your symptoms, their severity, and how long they've persisted, our doctor may suggest medications to ease your discomfort. This might involve prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies, or home-based treatments:
  • o  Decongestants: these are utilized to reduce swelling of the sinus lining
  • o  Nasal and systemic steroids: chronic inflammation can be reduced with these treatment options
  • o  Mucolytics: these help to thin the thickened nasal secretions
  • o  Sinus irrigation: this is a great way to cleanse the sinuses
  • Balloon Sinuplasty: Balloon sinuplasty, or balloon sinus dilation, is an office-based, minimally invasive intervention that will gently enlarge your natural sinus openings in order to improve your drainage issues and enhance your nasal anatomy. It offers a patient-friendly alternative to surgery.
  • o  STOP sinusitis with one single procedure.
  • o  This convenient balloon procedure is performed in the comfort of our office, and the intervention only takes about an hour.
  • o  It provides a quick recovery time with exceptional results.
  • Sinus Surgery: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) may be an appropriate option for select sinusitis sufferers. With this procedure, the goal is to increase your sinus drainage by improving your nasal anatomy so it functions more optimally by easing the innate flow of mucus from your natural sinus openings. Balloon sinuplasty can also be utilized during a FESS procedure.

STOP Sinusitis with Columbia Breathe Free

At Columbia Breathe Free, Dr. Wells and his experienced team want to help STOP your sinusitis. Schedule an appointment today with our skilled and compassionate professionals so we can STOP your sinusitis and help you reclaim your vitality.