Drainage, facial tenderness, reduced sense of smell and taste: the symptoms of chronic sinusitis can be difficult to deal with. Sometimes, surgery is required to give patients with these issues any sort of relief. However, there is now an in-office procedure that is available to those dealing with chronic sinusitis (sinusitis which lasts more than 8 weeks). The doctors at Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates are experts at a procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty, a less-invasive procedure that is proven to be effective and provide a fast recovery from the trials of chronic sinusitis. Continue reading
Could you have a deviated septum? The shape of the septum, the wall dividing the nasal cavity into two halves, could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The ideal septum is exactly midline, and separates the left and right sides of the nose into roughly equal sized passageways.