We are now offering Telemed visits. Click here to request an appointment online or call us at 770-427-0368.

Sinusitis: The Never-ending Head Cold

Dr. Kauffman giving patient a sinus examIt’s only the beginning of March and already you’ve started to feel the bothersome prickling of head-colds and a runny nose. Common Sino-nasal symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Drainage
  • Sore Throat
  • Coughing

Common symptoms this time of the year include nasal congestion, post nasal discharge and facial pressure. Nasal inflammation can result from both allergic and non-allergic causes resulting in constant nasal congestion and drainage. For many Americans, it is easy to slip from the annoying, Sino-nasal symptoms to a chronic sinus infection. When the opening of the sinuses becomes blocked, mucus collects in the sinus resulting in an ideal environment for bacteria to grow and cause sinusitis. Sinusitis lasting more than three months is considered chronic sinusitis. Non-surgical management if these types of infections include antibiotics, decongestants, as well as topical systemic steroids. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may be less severe than those of acute infection and often times requires surgery.

Northwest ENT is abiding closely by CDC guidelines in reference to the Coronavirus. Currently, we have taken precautionary steps to remain open. We are open for normal hours and available for your needs.

To help us protect you, other patients and our staff, if you have a fever, new shortness of breath, dry cough or feel sick, please call to reschedule your appointment. Northwest ENT & Allergy Center is now offering telemedicine appointments for all patients to help diagnose and treat you and your loved ones from the safety and convenience of your own home.

Thank you so much for understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing your care.

Please call 770-427-0368 for additional information.