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John R. Gilmore, MD
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Sinus Pressure Relief

Sinus Pressure Relief: Say Goodbye To Sinus Pain

The pain and discomfort caused by sinus pressure can make every day a struggle. From breathing problems to headaches, it takes the joy away from all of life’s pleasures. When you suffer from sinus pressure it becomes difficult to sleep, eat, and the simplest task can seem like a major challenge. The good news is that sinus pain relief is possible and you can take steps today to get back to enjoying life again.

What is a Sinus Cavity?

Your body has sinus cavities that are located near your eyes and nose. These cavities are empty spaces that you may never notice until they stop working the way they are designed. The sinuses serve many important functions which include:

  • Allowing your voice to resonate
  • Filtering out air pollutants such as dust and dirt
  • Creating mucus which humidifies the air that you breath
  • Allowing your voice to resonate
  • Filtering out air pollutants such as dust and dirt
  • Creating mucus which humidifies the air that you breath
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What is Sinus Pressure?

When you have a sinus infection (sinusitis) the lining of these cavities becomes irritated and inflamed which prevents the normal flow of air and mucus. Once the system is blocked, you begin to feel pressure, pain, soreness in the throat, coughing, and much more. Sinus pressure also impacts many other important bodily functions, including:

  • Lack of quality sleep
  • Reduced levels of energy
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Nasal congestion
  • Breathing problems
  • Headache

Take our SinusQuiz to see the full impact of your sinus issues on your quality of life.

What about Allergies and Colds?

Sinus infections, colds, and allergies impact the same areas of the body and the symptoms often overlap. In addition, it is possible to have any and all of these occur at the same time which complicates the proper treatment. This is why it is critical to see a qualified Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) professional to determine exactly what is causing your symptoms and how you can find relief.

You can learn more about allergies and sinusitis to discover how your allergies impact your sinus infections and symptoms.

Solutions: Best sinus relief options

If you are struggling with sinusitis,then you desperately want sinus pressure relief. It is important to look at all of your options to find out which solution works for you.

Sinus Medication

Often the first stop for most patients is the sinus aisle at the local pharmacy. However, over-the-counter (OTC) medications often do not provide real symptom relief. There are so many options to choose from and it can be very difficult to understand exactly which product treats your specific symptoms. OTC sinus pressure medicine frequently contains unnecessary ingredients and may have side effects or interactions with other medications.

There may be times when medication is your only option and certain pharmaceuticals may provide short-term relief. Before you take any medications to treat your sinus pressure, be sure you know what you are taking and how it works. Learn more about sinus medications and how to use them effectively.

Natural Home Remedies for Sinus Pressure Relief

When sinus pressure has you down, you may have no other option than to turn toward a home remedy. Thankfully there are natural solutions to help relieve sinus pain and pressure. Some of these solutions are very simple lifestyle adjustments and others are things that you can do at home to achieve temporary relief. Home remedies that work include:

  • Steam or Cool Mist Humidifiers: Steam is one of the most effective tools to open blockages and reduce pressure. It is important to use and clean humidifiers properly in order to be safe and get the maximum benefit.
  • Neti Pot or Sinus Rinse: These very effective tools clean out the sinus cavity, but must be used very carefully to avoid further damage or increased infection. Be sure to read and follow all of the instructions on all neti pot and sinus rinse products.
  • Warm or Cold Compress: Applying warm or cold packs to the sinus area will help reduce pain and may reduce inflammation.
  • Stay hydrated: It may seem simple, but a lack of fluid will contribute to your sinus problems. It is important to drink enough water to stay hydrated.

You can learn more about these natural home remedies and put them into action to help with your sinus pressure symptoms.

Sinus Surgery

If you suffer from long-lasting or frequent sinus infections, then you may think that the only long-term solution is sinus surgery. Surgical solutions are available, but they are only necessary for very specific situations. For most sinus sufferers, even those who suffer frequent severe infections, there are alternatives to surgery. Here are some of the most common surgical solutions and the specific sinus problems that they address:

If you suffer from long-lasting or frequent sinus infections, then you may think that the only long-term solution is sinus surgery. Surgical solutions are available, but they are only necessary for very specific situations. For most sinus sufferers, even those who suffer frequent severe infections, there are alternatives to surgery. Here are some of the most common surgical solutions and the specific sinus problems that they address:

  • Deviated Septum Surgery: This is a solution for those who have an irregular shape to the cartilage that separates the two nasal passages. It is common for people to have a deviated septum, but most do not cause symptoms to the degree where surgery is required.
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Sinus surgery is sometimes required when there is a physical plumbing problem in the nose. Sinus surgery is not the primary solution for most patients suffering from sinus pressure. The professionals at North Texas Sinusitus Center will help guide you through all of the best alternatives before surgery is considered.

Balloon Sinuplasty: Safe and effective sinus pressure relief

Sinus surgery is not the only option for long-term sinus pressure relief. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery that can be done from the comfort of the office and get you back to enjoying all that life has to offer. This safe and effective procedure does not involve cutting or removing bone or tissue. Imagine all the benefits of a real solution without the discomfort, long recovery, or excessive bleeding.

Unlike sinus medications, sinuplasty actually addresses the root cause of your sinus pressure by cleaning out the sinus cavity and restoring normal flow. This procedure simply inserts a tiny balloon through the nose and into the sinus cavity. The sinus cavity will be open and clean, allowing you to breathe easily again. With balloon sinuplasty, you can enjoy smelling, tasting, sleeping, and avoiding sinus pressure and headaches.

We understand that when the pressure sets in, you can’t enjoy all that life has to offer. You miss work, hobbies, and priceless time is taken away from friends and family. We work hard to restore your sinuses and help you avoid the risk of surgery and medications. Sinus pressure relief is a top priority for Dr. Gilmore and the entire team at North Texas Sinusitus Center.

Contact us today to explore the safest and least invasive options to take the pressure off and quickly get back to the things you love most.

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What Impact Are Sinus Infections Having on Your Life?

You've suffered for years with recurring sinus infections. The stuffy nose, bad breath, congestion, pain and pressure simply don't seem to go away. You're out of options for relief on your own. Time for a change!

Evaluate your symptoms to find out if you're a candidate for a procedure called Balloon Sinus Dilation, which greatly reduces the suffering experienced by chronic sinusitis patients.

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Chronic Sinusitis and Nasal Congestion sufferers come to North Texas Sinusitis Center from Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Plano, Wichita Falls, and beyond.

Before coming to us, many patients have tried many medications, sinus infection remedies, immunotherapy, and more. They have found that these options can ease symptoms temporarily, reducing the impact a single sinus infection, but they do little to reduce the likelihood of the next one, and the one after that.

Balloon Sinuplasty Can Provide Long-Term Relief for Chronic Sinusitis