Dr. Gergits evaluates your sinuses and completes a thorough examination so that he can rule out another type of headache.
He also determines if you have allergies such as hay fever, which often cause nasal congestion and sinusitis. He may perform an in-office CAT scan to look for blockages and determine if you have nasal polyps or other structural problems.
Your treatment is customized to provide optimal relief for the type and severity of headache. You may get symptom relief using conservative therapies.
For example, many patients use a vaporizer or a cool-mist humidifier. Dr. Gergits may also prescribe medications, such as decongestants, antihistamines, or nasal steroid sprays.
You’ll achieve long-lasting relief for chronic sinusitis by undergoing a balloon sinuplasty with the OPEN ProcedureSM.
During a balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Gergits gently threads a narrow catheter through your nose to the blocked sinus. After the device is in place, a balloon is inflated in the opening. Then Dr. Gergits cleans the sinus and deflates and removes the balloon.
Pressure from the inflated balloon restructures the sinus opening. As a result, it stays open even when the balloon is gone, and normal sinus drainage is restored.
To get relief from sinus headaches, call Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center or book an appointment online.