Sinus problems can make you miserable. They can cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms including breathing difficulties, headaches, fever, fatigue, and dizziness. Our ENT specialist can help you find solutions for your sinus problems.
Dr. Mehmet Agabigum in Flint, MI, is an ear, nose, throat, head, and neck surgery specialist who provides comprehensive ENT services, including diagnosis and treatment of sinus problems.
What You Need To Know About Sinus Problems
There are several factors that can lead to sinus problems, including:
- Exposure to a virus, bacteria, or fungus
- Structural abnormalities in your nasal passages or sinuses
- Exposure to an allergen
- Polyps or other growths in your nasal passages or sinuses
When your sinuses become inflamed from one of the causes listed above, an infection can develop in your sinuses. You may be tempted to try over-the-counter sinus remedies. The only problem is, if they work, it’s usually only temporary. The sinus problem returns.
A much better solution is to seek out the expertise of our ENT specialist. For mild sinus problems, our ENT specialist may recommend:
- Prescription-strength antihistamines
- Prescription-strength decongestants
- Antibiotics to eliminate infection
- Prescription steroid nasal sprays
- Allergy testing to find out what you are allergic to
- Sublingual immunotherapy or allergy shots to relieve allergies
Moderate to severe sinus problems including sinus blockages, polyps, and other problems require a more intensive approach. Our ENT specialist may recommend sinus surgery.
Balloon sinuplasty is a type of sinus surgery that is less invasive. The procedure uses a thin tube with a balloon at one end. The tube is inserted into your nostril and guided up into your sinuses. When a blockage is reached, the balloon is inflated, clearing out the blockage. The balloon is then deflated and removed.
Want to Know More?
Don’t suffer from sinus problems when relief is just a phone call away. To find out more about sinus problems and how your ENT specialist can help, call Dr. Agabigum in Flint, MI. You can reach him in the office by calling (810) 732-4250 so call today.