Relief From Chronic Sinus Infections
Sinusitis is the term used to describe inflamed sinus passageways. This can make it difficult to breathe through your nose and make the area around your nose, cheeks, eyes, and forehead painful and tender to the touch. Clogged sinuses lead to stagnant mucus flow, which can result in bacterial growth and this is called a sinus infection. However, oftentimes, what patients may believe is a bacterial sinus infection is not an infection at all but may just represent bad allergy symptoms or perhaps a viral cold.
If sinus inflammation lasts for longer than 3 months, or tends to periodically reoccur, it is known as chronic sinusitis.
The Connection to Allergies & Asthma
Allergies, asthma, and sinusitis are interconnected, so much so that it may require some in-office medical tests to identify whether one, two, or all three conditions are to blame for your symptoms.
Inflamed sinuses are commonly caused by a cold or the flu. However, sinusitis can also be the result of an allergic response, including allergy-induced asthma. In fact, you have an increased risk of chronic sinusitis if you have allergies or asthma.
Not only that, but chronic respiratory ailments such as sinusitis may actually trigger asthma symptoms in patients with asthma.
Treating sinusitis often improves your allergy or asthma symptoms. Most often, medication alone can effectively treat chronic sinus inflammation. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it is critical that you keep those conditions under control to help prevent recurring bouts of sinusitis.
Chronic Sinusitis Treatment in Will County & DuPage County, IL
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, make sure you’re getting the appropriate type of treatment – especially if your symptoms may be caused or exacerbated by allergies or asthma.
Let the allergy and asthma specialists at Oak Brook Allergists identify the root cause of your respiratory symptoms and make sure you get the treatment best suited for you.
Contact Oak Brook Allergists in northeast Illinois to find out how we can help those suffering from recurrent sinus issues. Call us at (630) 574-0460 or request your appointment now.