Can a Sinus Infection Go Away on Its Own? – CT Sinus Center


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Sometimes getting someone to go to the doctor when they aren’t feeling well is a challenge. A common excuse is that the patient feels that whatever it is will get better on its own. Sometimes this is true, sometimes it’s not. In this blog, we are going to talk about whether or not a sinus infection can go away on its own.

What is a sinus infection?

Sinusitis, both acute and chronic, is a common condition in which the area around your nasal passages – the sinuses – become swollen. The increase of mucus and its inability to drain due to inflammation can result in an infection. That infection can be either viral or bacterial. Luckily the majority of sinus infections are viral and will clear up on their own with enough rest, fluids and over-the-counter remedies. The others, bacterial infections, require medical treatment.

Don’t just wait out your sinus infection

If you suffer from occasional acute sinusitis that does get better on its own, you’re one of the lucky ones. If you have one that doesn’t clear up even with several rounds of medication or even ones that go away on their own but keep coming back, wouldn’t you want to make them stop if you could?

Well, you can and CT Sinus Center can help. We offer thorough diagnostic testing and a non-invasive, in-office procedure called balloon sinus dilation that can end your sinus suffering forever. Stop waiting it out: Take your sinus issues into your own hands. Call 860-BALLOON today to schedule an appointment at one of our four conveniently located offices in Kent, Litchfield, Shelton and Waterbury.

For more information on sinus-related conditions or treatments, read more about CT Sinus Center and take a look at our blog.

 

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