The sinuses can be found within the bones between your eyes, forehead, and cheekbones. They are usually filled with air, but if they become blocked, they will be filled with fluid. The symptoms of a sinus infection include pressure or pain around the sinuses, a runny nose, and a cough. SFENTA’s providers can treat patients with sinus infections and ensure they find lasting relief.

Sinus Infection Treatment Methods

Most sinus infections will heal on their own, but some require other forms of intervention. There are also those who experience chronic sinus infections (meaning their infections last for 12 weeks or longer). Some of the treatments we offer for sinus infections include: 

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty can help open the sinuses and clear any blockages. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia to keep you comfortable. A provider will insert an instrument with a tiny, deflated medical “balloon” at the tip into the nasal cavity, where the balloon is then gently inflated. This opens the passageway, providing relief for symptoms. 

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Chronic Sinus Surgery

If you’re experiencing chronic sinus infections, there is surgery available for treatment. During sinus surgery, the nasal tissues that contribute to chronic infections are removed. The surgery uses general anesthesia and is performed through small incisions made within the nasal cavities. 

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Antibiotics

Our doctors are able to prescribe antibiotics, which can help treat some sinus infections. They will review your symptoms and prescribe antibiotics if they feel this would be the proper course of treatment.

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How are Sinus Infections Caused?

Most sinus infections are caused by viruses or bacteria in the sinuses. They can also be caused by growths or nasal polyps within the sinuses. 

Sinus infections often heal on their own, but do require medical treatment if you have more severe side effects or are experiencing chronic sinus infections. At SFENTA, our providers can help diagnose and treat sinus infections, ensuring you receive the necessary treatment to help alleviate even your most challenging symptoms. 

Symptoms of Sinus Infections

  • Facial pain or pressure
  • Nasal drainage 
  • Headache
  • Cough 
  • Sore throat

Your Treatment with SFENTA

SFENTA’s team of specialists has been helping patients across Florida find lasting relief from their ENT symptoms for over 30 years. During this time, we’ve grown considerably and now have over 30 locations across Southern Florida. Our staff works hard to provide each patient with:

Patient-centered Care

When you meet with a SFENTA provider, you’ll experience genuine one-on-one care and receive a treatment plan tailored to your unique symptoms.

Continuity of Care

Our goal is to provide comprehensive care that tackles each of your specific symptoms and helps you find relief.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With over 50 ENT providers and 40 allied professionals, we’ve got you covered for any ENT concern or treatment.

The Trust of a Community Staple

We’ve been treating patients in the South Florida community for decades, so you can feel confident and comfortable in your decision to choose SFENTA.

Sinus Infections FAQs

Who is at risk for sinus infections?

Sinus infections are a very common illness, and can occur in patients of all ages. Those with the following conditions may be further at risk: 

  • Allergies, both seasonal and environmental
  • Structural issues within the sinuses 
  • A smoking habit or smoke exposure
  • A recent cold

If I have a cold, will I get a sinus infection?

Some patients develop a sinus infection after a cold, but this does not always occur. If you notice lasting symptoms, SFENTA can help evaluate if this may be a sinus infection.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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