Sinus Treatments in Atlanta
Sinus Doctors Serving the Greater Atlanta Area
Sinusitis is typically characterized by symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pressure, thick nasal discharge, and chronic cough. Patients who suffer from asthma or allergic rhinitis are more likely to develop acute or chronic sinusitis. Other cases of sinusitis are caused by infection, deviated nasal septum, or the presence of nasal polyps.
Patients who suffer from acute sinus infections 3-4 times per year or more often have underlying allergies, and can benefit from a complete allergy evaluation. If found to be allergic, allergy immunotherapy administered by the allergy specialists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can reduce the number of infections by 80 to 90%.
Treatments for Acute Sinusitis
Most patients suffering from acute sinusitis recover without the use of prescribed medications. However, a course of antibiotics can help to reduce the symptoms and shorten the duration of the infection.
The board-certified allergists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia may also recommend the following treatments:
- Over-the-counter decongestants or nasal sprays.
- Saline rinses.
- Anti-inflammatory pain relievers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen.
The sinus specialists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia are highly experienced in treating and relieving symptoms of acute sinusitis quickly and effectively. We have offices in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, Hiram, Peachtree City/Fayetteville, Acworth/Kennesaw, Griffin, and Douglasville GA.
Treatments for Chronic Sinusitis
The board-certified allergy specialists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia recommend that patients who suffer from recurrent or chronic sinusitis avoid any activities or places that aggravate their symptoms, especially in the case of an allergy.
Before developing a unique treatment plan, our allergy specialists may use X-rays or CT scans to determine the extent of the infection. If one of our allergy doctors suspects that your condition may be caused by allergies, he may recommend a complete allergy evaluation to identify the underlying triggers.
Patients who suffer from allergy-related chronic sinusitis may benefit from the following treatments:
- Allergy Shots. Rather than treating symptoms alone, immunotherapy helps to eliminate 80 to 90% of sinus infections by treating the underlying allergy.
- Antibiotics. If an infection is the underlying cause of a patient’s sinusitis, effective antibiotics can help to clear the infection and any related symptoms.
- Corticosteroid Nasal Sprays. Corticosteroid medications such as prednisone help to reduce inflammation in the nasal passages and provide relief from the symptoms of chronic and recurrent sinusitis.
- Steroid Shots. Steroid injections provide rapid relief from the symptoms of sinusitis.
If more conservative treatment methods fail to offer relief from chronic sinusitis, our specialists may recommend sinus surgery.
Find Treatment for Acute or Chronic Sinusitis in Atlanta
Call the board-certified allergy doctors at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia at (404) 994-3574 to find relief from chronic sinusitis. Patients may schedule a same-day or next-day appointment Telemedicine or in-office appointment at any one of our convenient locations in metro Atlanta, including Carrollton, Hiram, Griffin, Villa Rica, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, Peachtree City/Fayetteville, Acworth/Kennesaw, and Douglasville Georgia.