Sinusitis Treatments in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sinuses are hollow spaces within your skull that generates mucus to keep the nose from drying out and block abnormal materials that shouldn’t reach the lungs. Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed caused by infection, allergies, nasal problems and certain diseases. It’s one of the most common health issues, affecting 37 million Americans each year. Symptoms can include congestion, fever, cough, weakness and fatigue. Based on your symptoms and examination, Dr. Lapco can diagnose whether you are suffering from a cold, allergies, chronic or acute sinusitis.
Chronic Sinusitis and Diagnosis
If your symptoms last for longer than 12 weeks, you may have chronic sinusitis. When you have chronic sinusitis, your mucous membranes in your nose, throat and sinuses become inflamed, disturbing natural mucus drainage. This ultimately causes mucus buildup in your sinuses resulting in pressure, tenderness around the face, headaches, fatigue and nausea.
Dr. Lapco will use several methods to examine whether you have chronic sinusitis, such as visual inspection, nasal endoscopy, CT scan, or nasal and sinus cultures. After diagnosis of chronic sinusitis and the probable cause, Dr. Lapco can help treat your chronic sinusitis by a various management, either medical or minimally invasive surgery.
Treatments for Chronic Sinusitis
Medicines Dr. Lapco prescribes for chronic sinusitis, include decongestants, nasal steroids, oral steroids, antibiotics and mucus thinning medication. However, most find it difficult to treat chronic sinusitis with
medication. It’s estimated that 60 percent of chronic sinusitis sufferers can’t treat their symptoms with medication.
For these patients, Dr. Lapco will suggest Balloon Sinuplasty™ for a less invasive surgery than the traditional sinus surgery, known as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure that alleviates pressure and pain caused by chronic sinusitis. To learn more about this procedure, please visit our informational page.
If you are a sinusitis sufferer, contact Dr. Lapco today to set up an appointment and find your resolution. Dr. Lapco’s Pompano Beach office is located in Broward County just 10 miles from Coral Springs and 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.