Have you been experiencing sinus problems lately? You might want to make an appointment with the Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of SE Connecticut in Waterford (with a location in Mystic). What you might be experiencing is known as a sinus infection and treatment is relatively simple!
What is a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection, also known as Sinusitis, occurs when the tissues that line the sinuses become inflamed or swollen. Bacteria and germs flourish in the area when your sinuses become blocked with fluid, which is what causes the infection. If you already have a sinus infection, treatment will be necessary from an otolaryngologist (that’s us!).
Symptoms of a Sinus Infection
There are many symptoms that can arise from sinus infections – the most common complaint from sinus problems is pain around the sinuses, headache and fatigue. Other symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Pain / pressure of the face
- Stuffy Nose
- Cough or Congestion
Treatment for Sinus Infections
There are a few options for treatment of sinus infections and sinus problems, but it mostly depends on the type of sinus infection you have. If you have acute sinusitis (sinus infections), you might be prescribed a decongestant along with a steam vaporizer to help alleviate symptoms. Antibiotics might be recommended as well, depending on the severity of the infection. Chronic sinusitis follows a similar treatment, however oral steroids may be prescribed.
If you have a sinus infection and need treatment, please call us during business hours at (860) 442-0407 to schedule an appointment.