Acute (Recurrent) And Chronic Sinusitis

When you have a sinus infection it is referred to as a condition called Sinusitis. The prefixes acute and chronic, refer to the intensity and the level of a Sinusitis. Regardless of which type you have the symptoms are the same and include:

Congested Or Runny Nose

Congested Or Runny Nose

Discomfort in your nasal passage is one of the telltale signs of Sinusitis. It can be something like a blockage in one nostril or both, which causes loss of smell and breathing difficulty. However, it can also manifest itself in the form of a yellowish or green mucus discharge.

Pain and Sensitivity

Pain and Sensitivity

Sinusitis is also compounded by pain or pressure that tends to pulsate with everyday motions. Activities that aggravate this the most are chewing, coughing, or blowing your nose. Other areas that often experience pain are your facial area, ears, and the throat, which often makes swallowing discomforting.

Fever Or Higher Than Normal Temperature

Fever Or Higher Than Normal Temperature

While not as common as congestion or nasal passage pain, some serious cases also come with a low grade fever.
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Acute (Recurrent) vs. Chronic

Although both terms refer to sinus infections there is a distinct difference between the two. Acute (recurrent) sinusitis occurs when symptoms result in sinus inflammation that lasts no longer than 4 weeks. Chronic sinusitis symptoms, however, result in sinus inflammation that last at least 12 weeks. Often, a patient will need a professional to administer an advanced treatment to correct the underlying cause.

If you experience sinus inflammation that last longer than 12 weeks and do not see an improvement from over-the-counter and prescribed treatments, or if you develop a fever, green discharge or develop a severe headache you should see your doctor or an ENT specialist for a more thorough evaluation.

Get Relief With Advanced Sinus Relief Centers

We understand how frustrating Sinusitis of any degree can be—acute or chronic. You can rest assured that our doctor— Dr. Jonathan Wiggenhorn has extensive experience in treating Sinusitis. 

We take a patient-first approach to treatment and maintain a level of transparency you should expect in a top sinus treatment center. When you receive treatment here, you leave feeling empowered, educated, and most importantly— able to breathe right. We have helped multitudes of patients with Sinusitis issues of varying magnitude. 

Contact us today and schedule an appointment to see how we can help you breathe easily again.

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