Allergic Sinusitis/Sinus Infection
Sinusitis, or sinus infection, is an inflammation of the sinuses behind and around the nose and eyes. Sinus infections occur when bacteria or viruses are not cleared out of the sinuses, allowing the bacteria or viruses to breed and flourish. Allergic sinusitis is when a sinus infection is related to allergies that affect the nose and sinuses. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we offer effective treatment for allergic sinusitis/sinus infection at our Alpharetta, GA, medical clinic.
Causes and Symptoms of Allergic Sinusitis
When the sinuses can drain normally, they can release bacteria and other germs that come in with each breath. Allergies are one of the risk factors for sinus infections due to the inflammation of the nasal and sinus tissues that can occur. The openings to the sinuses can close up, trapping bacteria or viruses inside the cavity. This can result in allergic sinusitis, which can include the following symptoms:
- Nasal and sinus congestion/pressure
- Facial pain
- Runny nose
- Post nasal drip
- Sinus headaches
- Loss of smell
Acute sinusitis can last up to four weeks – chronic sinusitis can last for 12 weeks or longer. Those with uncontrolled allergies are prone to chronic sinusitis that may occur multiple times a year. Finding the right treatment plan to control both allergies and sinus infections can give you relief from allergic sinusitis.
Holistic Sinus Infection Treatment
At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we provide integrative and functional medicine for our patients with severe sinus infections and allergies. Instead of only focusing on relieving the symptoms of allergic sinusitis, we provide holistic care for the whole patient. There are often lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to chronic sinusitis and allergies. Dr. Zweig and our team work with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan to manage or overcome their sinus and allergy issues.
There are incredible options for controlling allergies and sinus infections available. If you have been living with sinusitis symptoms that are made worse by allergies, contact our team at Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT. We can schedule your comprehensive exam with our ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at our clinic in Alpharetta, GA.