Many people think that sinus issues really only happen in the spring and summer when flowers are blooming and pollen is everywhere. So when their sinus suffering ramps up in the colder seasons, they have no idea what’s going on. This can make that freezing, snowy Waterbury winter really miserable.
The sad truth is: Sinus issues are a year-round problem, which means so are the following symptoms:
- Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat
- Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose
- Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
What causes sinus symptoms in the winter?
Sinusitis occurs when the area around nasal passages, or sinuses, becomes swollen. The inflammation can result from a number of things: a common cold, winter allergies, dry nasal passages. All of these conditions lead to an increase of mucus that, when paired with the body’s inability to drain because of inflammation, can lead to sinus problems, including infection.
How can I end my winter sinus issues?
You can take steps to keeping your sinus suffering at bay including:
- Using a humidifier to add moisture to the air
- Using a saline nose spray to keep your nasal passages moisturized
- Changing air filters regularly in humidifiers and air purifiers
- Keeping your home free of dust and mold
- Staying hydrated
The good news is that these remedies do help. The bad news is that it is only to an extent and temporarily. If you are looking for a more permanent solution to your suffering CT Sinus Center can help you.
We offer a non-invasive, in-office procedure called balloon sinus dilation that can end your sinus suffering forever. The great news is that if you are experiencing the following chronic symptoms, you may be an ideal candidate for the procedure:
- Chronic sinus headaches
- Regular facial and sinus pain
- Repeat sinus infections that don’t seem to respond to medication
- Regular dizziness and disorientation as a result of sinus pressure
Waterbury residents: Stop suffering! Call 860-BALLOON to schedule an appointment at CT Sinus Center, located at 60 Westwood Avenue, Suite 104, Waterbury. Permanent relief is just minutes away from your front door.