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Having trouble with sinus pain? It could be Sinusitis.


You may have sinus trouble for a number of reasons. Sinusitis occurs when the mucous membranes lining the facial sinuses become inflamed. This inflammation is often caused by a bacterial infection, although viruses, fungi, allergies and air pollution can also cause irritation.

A lot of people mistake a particularly bad cold for sinusitis. Many of the symptoms are the same, including headache or face pain, a nasty runny nose and nasal congestion. If you have allergies, asthma, physical abnormalities in the nose or sinuses, or a compromised immune system, you are at greater risk.

Sinus PainCommon symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Postnasal drip
  • Stuffiness
  • Congestion
  • Tenderness of the face
    (particularly under the eyes
      or at the bridge of the nose)
  • Coughing
  • Pain in the teeth
  • Pressure headaches
  • Fever

Sinusitis can be accompanied by any combination of symptoms. For example, you may have tenderness in the face without fever or coughing. Let us know if we can help you.



Facts About Sinusitis


Sinus infections affect approx. 37 million Americans every year. Sinusitis appears when the nasal membrane gets affected by pollutants, cold or dry air and becomes inflamed.

For acute sinusitis, that generally lasts 2-3 weeks, most doctors recommend antibiotic treatment for 5 to 7 days. Chronic sinusitis can last longer, about 6-8 weeks and is more difficult to treat. Infectious sinusitis is generally caused by a bacteria; the non-infectious version is caused by pollutants and allergic factors.

Call our office to set an appointment for a complete examination if you are experiencing sinus pain.


David W. Price, M.D. P.A.
Ear, Nose, Throat
2210 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste. #3
Denton, Texas 76205-7530

940.566.6747 phone
940.565.9162 fax



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