If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you know the pain involved with multiple repeated visits to your doctor. If you have chronic disease, please be your own advocate and find out why. The root causes may be an underlying autoimmune disorder, or your pain may be a saddle nose deformity. Saddle nose is a condition that also can have many root causes. It is best to get to the beginnings of this condition for ultimate treatment.
Saddle nose may be caused from other infections, such as syphilis or rhinocerical, which is a bacterial disease. These conditions can cause tearing of the nasal passage leading to deteriorating changes. Saddle nose can also result from radiotherapy, or as a complication of surgery.
Sinus Infections-Acute or Chronic?
Learning the cause of the infections is a crucial first step toward finding relief. Living with one sinus infection after another can mean living with chronic pain and congestion. There are treatments for recurrent sinus infections, but their effectiveness depends on getting at the source of the illness. In these cases, nasal polyps may be to blame.
These microscopic cavities deep in the sinus tissue are small, grapelike growths. Nasal polyps are soft, painless and noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops and result from chronic inflammation associated with asthma, recurring infection, allergies, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders.
Inflammation of the Nasal Vessels
Atrophic or declining rhinitis, or sinus infections, can also result from long-standing inflammation of the nasal passages. This condition causes the tell-tale signs of sinus headache, pressure, pain and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead. A buildup of this thickening and swelling can also cause difficulty breathing through your nose.
If you have suffered with chronic sinusitis, do not go through another painful bout without contacting Dr. Khosh. You could suffer from a saddle nose condition that can be corrected with treatment. To schedule a consultation to discuss your options, call our office today.