Sinus Disease

 

 

At Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, our dedicated staff works to help our patients feel better fast! We provide diagnosis and treatment of your sinus problems in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville. Our treatments work in a variety of effective ways that help you get back on track with your busy lifestyle without uncomfortable sinus pain and pressure. 

Sinuses are normally pairs of empty cavities that are connected to one another.  Sinuses can collect mucus and fluid.  Most of the sinuses drain into the nose.  If the nose becomes inflamed due to allergies, chronic irritants, or infection, it can cause blockage of mucus flow. Many Americans develop chronic inflammation of their sinuses, called sinusitis or rhinosinusitis each year, making chronic sinus problems the most common health complaints. Above, below, between, and behind the eyes are the main areas that can become inflamed with pressure due to mucus and fluid buildup.

At Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, our specialists can diagnose your sinus disorders by your history, physical examination, and testing for your sinus problems in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville. For chronic problems, testing can include allergy tests to determine if allergies are a contributing factor. Imaging tests may also be necessary.

Woman Blowing Her Nose, Sinus in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville, VA

 

Effective Sinus Treatment

We provide treatment for sinus problems in a variety of ways. Sinus decongestants with pseudoephedrine help dry up sinus membranes and relieve the pressure that excess fluid can cause, but should not be taken on an ongoing basis. Some patients use a sinus rinse to flush away excess mucus and relieve chronic sinus infection and pressure. Working as a nasal rinse, this is an effective way to clean nasal cavities and reduce the havoc that allergens or irritants may wreak on your sinuses.
 
If you are experiencing recurrent sinus disorders, you may have chronic sinusitis. Antibiotics, saline nasal rinses, and corticosteroids that can help reduce inflammation and provide effective sinus treatment.

For prolonged treatment for sinus disorders, we can recommend topical steroids like prescription nasal sprays, which reduce the inflammation in the nasal cavities next to the sinuses. Nasal steroid sprays or oral steroids may also help shrink nasal polyps that can accompany chronic sinus disorders. Decongestant nose sprays may also help in treating sinus problems, but should not be used for more than a few days at a time.

We can help you achieve relief from your chronic sinus problems today. Talk to us about what we can do to help you with your sinus treatment in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville today.