ENT Services / Sinus Disease Treatment

Sinus Disease

Millions of Americans suffer from sinus disease, and it can get in the way of your everyday life.

What Is Sinus Disease?

Your sinuses are passages that lie near the side of your nose and go up towards the bottom of your skull. They should allow for drainage, but can get blocked and develop sinus disease.

Sinusitis can be acute or chronic. Acute sinusitis can be the result of the common cold and usually goes away on its own if there are no complications. You have chronic sinusitis if your symptoms last longer than 12 weeks, and recurring sinusitis is when your symptoms continue to return after you treat them.

Symptoms of Sinus Disease?

Symptoms of Sinus Disease

  • Headaches that are not migraines.
  • Pain and pressure around the eyes and cheeks.
  • Thick yellow or green mucous discharge.
  • Stuffy nose.

Solutions to Sinus Disease

The first strategies to try are conservative approaches that can help get rid of symptoms. The goals are to reduce inflammation, get rid of any infections, and promote draining of your nasal passageways. At home, you can use a warm compress or try breathing over hot water to clear out your sinuses. You can also be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

Sometimes medications can help.

  • Oral or injected corticosteroids to fight inflammation.
  • Nasal corticosteroids
  • Nasal irrigation with sprays or solutions to get rid of irritants.
  • Antibiotics to fight infection.

You might need surgery such as functional endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty. Balloon sinuplasty is more conservative but still effective, and you can get it done in on-site at Georgia Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Our ENT Otolaryngologists can evaluate you and recommend the best course of action for your situation.

Frequently Asked Questions


Mild sinus disease can be quite problematic. It can lead to trouble breathing, headaches, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, and general fatigue. Severe or prolonged sinus disease can spread to other areas of the face and head, including the eyes, and may even cause damage to the eye sockets and potentially permanent vision loss. It is advised to seek treatment for chronic or severe sinus disease as soon as possible to prevent possible long-term complications. 

Sinus disease can be intermittent, lasting a few weeks at a time to upwards of a few months. Unlike sinus infections which are triggered most often by a virus or bacteria, sinus disease is a result of a complex inflammatory disorder and thus can have many triggers or causes and can last for varied lengths of time. 

It is important to get diagnosed as quickly as possible as the side effects, symptoms, and treatment options are different compared to a standard sinus infection.

Certain foods should be avoided if you have a history of sinus problems. First on the list of foods to avoid is dairy products. These products are known to cause congestion and aid in the production of mucus, which can worsen existing sinus conditions. Refined sugars, found in most snacks and sugary drinks, can cause inflammation, and foods with gluten can also aggravate the sinuses. 

Other foods like tomatoes contain certain histamines that can trigger an allergic or immune response, particularly in those who are already sensitive. 

The cost of sinus surgery in Atlanta depends on a number of different factors, so we cannot provide an exact quote. Things like age, health, risk factors, any additional preparation or care, and insurance coverage all go into the cost of sinus surgery. 

It is best to speak with our sinus doctor in Atlanta about your situation, and after reviewing all of the relevant information, they will be able to give you a better idea of the cost of your individual sinus surgery. 


The Georgia Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat is more than an advanced sinus treatment facility. We offer a wide array of cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Aaron Fletcher and his staff are committed to making sure you feel comfortable in each stage of the process. Call and schedule a consultation to learn more about Dr. Fletcher’s brow lift and other facial procedures. Call us at 678.902.9495 or contact us online for your consultation.



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