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Sinus Issues

We all experience sinus issues like nasal congestion or a runny nose from time to time, but if you are experiencing these in combination with facial pressure, loss of smell or taste, or colored nasal discharge – lasting longer than a month – you may have a more serious condition, like a sinus infection.

Depending on your symptoms, an ear, nose and throat specialist, allergist or your primary care physician may prescribe antibiotics or suggest nasal irrigations or sprays. If symptoms persist, a longer course of antibiotics or oral steroids may be used. If these methods are unsuccessful, your physician will likely refer you to a head and neck surgeon.