Sinuses are small air-like pockets present inside the cheekbones and the forehead. They secrete mucus into the nose, which traps dust particles and foreign bodies. Sinusitis is the inflammation of sinuses and causes disruption of mucus flow and other nasal problems. Sinusitis can be chronic or acute depending upon the duration of the infection.

Sinusitis also happens when the air gets trapped in the space between the sinus and its adjacent tissue. The trapped air pushes the mucus against the tissues, causing discomfort. It can also happen when the air passage gets blocked, causing a vacuum inside the sinus.

Recurring sinus problems are irritating and often cause headaches and other nasal problems. Not only can they affect one’s quality of life, they can lead to other major problems requiring surgery.

In the modern world, there are many treatment options available for sinusitis and other related problems. These treatment options include nasal irrigation, corticosteroids, antibiotics, and immunotherapy. Most of the treatment methods are used to clear the blockage from the nasal passages.


Corticosteroids are nasal sprays or oral medications that reduce inflammation in the sinuses. There are different types available, and some of the important ones are budesonide, triamcinolone, and beclomethasone.

Nasal Irrigation

Nasal irrigation utilizes saline water or other antibiotics to clean the passage and prevent bacterial and infectious agents from thriving in the area. Nasal irrigation can be done using different methods, and the most common one is by using a hollow pipe filled with saline water.


If the infection is a serious bacterial infection, then doctors might recommend antibiotics. Antibiotics are usually recommended with other medications. Antibiotics also help reduce the swelling and inflammation in the sinus and neighboring regions.


The body fights foreign bodies through the interaction of antigens and antibodies. Immunotherapy usually involves allergy shots, which are given when allergies become persistent. Other immunotherapy might include other shots to boost the immune system or to reduce inflammation.


Surgery is usually done in extreme cases when treatment options or medications fail. An endoscopic sinus surgery is done by removing the blockage in the sinus or the entire sinus itself depending upon the level of damage. A thin tube is first used to explore the area of blockage and then various instruments are used to clear the passage.

Address Your Sinus Problems Today

Are you experiencing recurring sinus problems that impact your quality of life? It’s vital that you get your sinus problems addressed as soon as possible, so that they do not increase in severity or lead to other issues.

The ideal way to get treatment for your sinus issues is by contacting our office and scheduling an informative consultation.

During your consultation, Dr. Roth will examine your nose in great detail in order to determine the exact nature of your issues. A course of treatment will then be recommended so that you can finally breathe comfortably once again.