Are You Dealing with Sinusitis?

Are You Dealing with Sinusitis?

Many people in the United States suffer from sinusitis, an acute or chronic condition characterized by facial pressure and pain, nasal congestion, headaches, and other symptoms that can make it hard to live your best life. If you're looking for an ENT in Long Beach, CA, Tan Head and Neck Center, has you covered. Dr. Jesse Tan, Dr. Jesus Tan, and Dr. Rose Eapen can diagnose and treat your sinusitis.

What is Sinusitis?

 There are two types of sinusitis: acute and chronic. Acute sinusitis typically occurs after an allergy attack, a cold or other illness, or exposure to environmental triggers. For most people, acute sinusitis caused by bacteria goes away after a course of antibiotic treatment. 

Chronic sinusitis occurs when the condition occurs for three months or more. Sometimes, the symptoms of chronic sinusitis are less severe but more persistent than the symptoms of acute sinusitis. 

Symptoms of sinusitis may include: 

  • Facial pressure and pain
  • White or colored nasal discharge
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Bad Breath
  • Coughing
  • Pain in upper teeth

When Should You Reach Out to an ENT in Long Beach, CA, for Help with Sinusitis Symptoms?

 If you're experiencing symptoms of sinusitis frequently, it's important that you reach out to a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. If you find that your symptoms do not improve, or they return after an initial improvement, you may be experiencing chronic sinusitis, which may require more intensive treatment than the acute version of the condition. 

After your ENT diagnoses your condition, they'll talk with you about your options for treatment. Your doctor may recommend intensive antibiotic therapy, which can help to alleviate your symptoms. In more severe cases, minimally invasive surgery, as well as surgery requiring general anesthesia, may be necessary in order to provide full symptom relief. 

Tan Head and Neck Center: Your ENT in Long Beach, CA

 At Tan Head and Neck Center, Dr. Tan, Dr. Tan, and Dr. Eapen are excited to be your ENTs in Long Beach, CA. Our caring staff is here to help you with all of your ear, nose, and throat needs. We'll work closely with you to get to the root of your problem and help you get back to feeling like yourself. Reach out to us today at 562-988-8818 to learn more and schedule an appointment with us.