Sinusitis is caused by inflammation of the sinuses, most commonly the over the forehead or around the cheeks and nose. In most cases, it is usually caused by a virus.
Common symptoms include:
- Pain or pressure over the forehead and/or cheeks near your nose, which can be worse when you tap the area or lean forward
- Cold like symptoms, such as runny/stuffy nose and sneezing
Treatment of Sinusitis
In the vast majority of cases, sinusitis is caused by a virus, which will usually resolve on its own. The Infectious Disease Society of America recommends initial treatment without antibiotics in most cases.
There are instances when antibiotics will be helpful and we will guide you through this process to determine the most appropriate course of action.
If there are other concerning factors, you may need a more comprehensive evaluation. In some instances this can be performed by us through a video telemedicine visit and in some cases you will need an in person evaluation by a healthcare provider. During your evaluation, we will assess the most appropriate level of care for you and provide you with the information and treatment you need to start feeling better.