Chronic Sinus Infections: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

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Chronic Sinus Infections Taking Over Your Life?

Sinus infections, otherwise known as sinusitis, can cause incredibly painful symptoms making it difficult to perform daily tasks. Experiencing sinus infections on a weekly or monthly basis can really take a toll on your physical and mental health. It’s time to find lasting relief.

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Is Sinus Pain Becoming a Way of Life?

Often, we push aside sinus pain for so long that we just get accustomed to it. Take our sinus quiz to see how painful your symptoms really are and schedule with Tampa Bay Breathe Free today.

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Sinus Infection Causes 

The sinus cavities are hollow air-filled pockets in our face around the nose and eyes. They play an important role in our immunity by being the first line of defense against foreign substances that enter our noses. Normally, they trap things like bacteria or viruses and then drain them out of the body in mucus.

However, this isn't always the case. Sometimes the nasal passages can become blocked or swollen, caused by underlying conditions like allergies or a nasal obstruction. This allows the foreign bodies in our sinus cavities to multiply and cause an infection.

When the underlying conditions aren’t taken care of, you will likely continue to suffer from chronic infections. When left untreated, chronic sinus infections can lead to fatigue and other issues.

Symptoms of Sinus Infections (Sinusitis) 

  • Postnasal drip
  • Nasal discharge
  • Congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Facial pain
  • Swelling around the top of the nose and eyes

Your symptoms will likely be unique to you, but these are some common symptoms we often see associated with sinus infections.

However, they won’t solve any long-term underlying issues that cause chronic sinus infections.

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Sinusitis Infection Treatments

Home Remedies

If you typically only get one or two mild sinus infections per year, then home remedies may be your best option. However, they won’t solve any long-term underlying issues that cause chronic sinus infections.

Home remedies include:


Like home remedies, medications will help clear up any sinus pain symptoms you may be having but they won’t get rid of any underlying causes. Some medications include:

Traditional Sinus Surgery

If you’re suffering from chronic sinus issues and want long-term relief, sinus surgery may be the answer. Problems that sinus surgery can fix include:

While sinus surgery is effective at providing patients with long-term relief, it often includes incisions and the removal of bones and tissue. We also offer less invasive long-term treatment options at Tampa Bay Breathe Free.

Balloon Sinuplasty: Long-Term Sinus Pain Relief

Balloon Sinuplasty is a long-term treatment option for chronic sinus pain that doesn’t involve the pains of traditional surgery. It’s been FDA approved since 2005 and it’s covered by most insurances. It’s safe, effective, and life changing.

Balloon Sinuplasty Can Help

Get a Custom Sinus Pain Treatment Plan at Tampa Bay Breathe Free

We understand how painful sinus infections can be. You can get a custom treatment for your chronic sinus issues that will let you take back your life and begin to breathe free.