If you are experiencing chronic sinus issues, it may be time to visit one of our ENT specialists. Chronic sinus issues occur when your sinuses are swollen and inflamed for a long period of time. This common medical condition is called chronic sinusitis. Often times individuals will experience sinus infections or other sinus issues a couple of times a year for a short period of time. At what point should you consider to be seen by a sinus specialist? Continue reading to find out a few ways to know if it’s time to visit an ENT specialist regarding your chronic sinus condition.
If you have experienced sinusitis multiple times throughout the year.
- If you are experiencing sinusitis that requires antibiotics more than 4 times a year, then it might be time to visit an ENT specialist. Experiencing sinusitis 1-4 times a year is very common and is considered a normal amount, but any more than that is unusual and should be looked at by an ENT specialist.
If treatment doesn’t improve symptoms.
- If you have visited a doctor and have been prescribed antibiotics to treat sinus issues and your symptoms persist, that could be an indication that there are other sinus issues present and it is time to see an ENT specialist.
If your symptoms are severe.
- Most sinus conditions can come with symptoms that can be irritating and affect your everyday life, but a typical sinus condition shouldn’t stop you from working, going to school, and doing day-to-day activities. If you are experiencing symptoms that are debilitating and preventing you from doing the things you normally do, it is definitely time to schedule an appointment with an ENT Specialist.
Our ENT specialists at the Advanced Respiratory Care Network are ready to help you figure out what is causing your chronic sinus issues and help you get the treatment that you need! For more information visit our website or contact our team!