Chronic Sinusitis Solutions
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucus membranes in your sinuses that is caused by fluid build-up that plugs the sinus cavities and prevents normal mucus drainage. When the condition recurs or lasts longer than eight consecutive weeks, it is considered chronic and it’s time to see a specialist like Dr. Justin Clark in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida. He’s a board-certified and fellowship-trained allergist and immunologist with advanced capabilities for diagnosing and treating sinusitis.
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis can cause considerable discomfort and pain, with symptoms that may include:
- Nasal congestion
- Facial pain or pressure
- Headache or nausea
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Ear, jaw, or teeth pain
- Reduced sense of smell or taste
- Bad breath
- Sore throat
Diagnosis & treatment
At first, it is difficult to tell the difference between chronic sinusitis and the common cold because they each share many of the same symptoms. You may also develop sinusitis if you suffer from allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Dr. Clark will conduct specialized tests to determine the cause of your problem. If you are diagnosed with chronic sinusitis, he will recommend treatment based on your individual condition. Treatment may include antibiotics, decongestants, antihistamines, and allergy shots (immunotherapy).
For more information about Dr. Clark’s chronic sinusitis treatment or to schedule an appointment, call our allergy & sinus office in Fort Walton Beach or Crestview, Florida today!
Please visit our Patient Education Library to read more about sinusitis.
Chronic Sinusitis Treatment in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach, FL
All Seasons Allergy & Asthma serves the Fort Walton Beach and Crestview area including Destin, Niceville, and Navarre, Florida.