Why Do I Feel Facial Pain/Fullness?
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the membrane lining of any sinus. Acute sinusitis is a short term condition that responds well to antibiotics and decongestants, whereas chronic sinusitis is characterized by at least four recurrences of acute sinusitis.
Victims of chronic sinusitis may have the following symptoms:
- Facial pain/pressure
- Facial congestion/fullness
Sinusitis or a sinus infection may consist of a dull pain and tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones that worsens when bending forward. It is best to get a consultation for any problem you experience, as nasal polyps, sinuses, and other problems may all overlap each other.
How Can Houston Residents Treat Facial Pain/Fullness?
Specialists recommend a vaporizer or steam from a pan of boiled water to alleviate sinus congestion caused by sinusitis. Humidifiers should be used only when a clean filter is in place . Saline nose drops are also helpful in moisturizing nasal passages.
That being said, these remedies may only prove truly effective in cases of acute sinusitis in which the infection is less severe. In situations where the sinus infection is more aggressive, further measures may be needed.
If you suffer from facial pain and/or fullness, learn more about whether allergies are the cause, and what treatment options may be right for you. Our experienced ENT doctor at Houston Sinus & Allergy has over a decade of experience helping patients find relief. Contact our clinic or book an assessment today, and get on the road to recovery.