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An estimated 35 million people in the United States suffer from chronic nasal congestion, and headaches and facial pain associated with the condition. It is a common and debilitating problem for both children and adults. Often, patients who have chronic sinusitis are also battling allergies.

Usually, the first line of treatment is medication – using oral steroids and nasal sprays, antibiotics, decongestants and antihistamines. This is effective for many patients, but steroid dosage is sometimes difficult to determine and systemic oral steroids impact the entire body. Some patients cannot tolerate taking these powerful medications due to the short- and long-term side effects.

Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis

Common symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:

  • Recurring nasal drip that is yellow or green
  • Pain/swelling in the face
  • Decreased sense of smell and taste
  • Frequent headaches and inability to function normally due to fatigue

When medication is no longer effective or you need long-term relief from the pain and suffering of chronic sinusitis, WakeMed offers a new minimally invasive procedure that directly delivers medication to the source of the problem.

Learn What to Expect from Sinus Surgery.

Watch Dr. Marshall’s video about Chronic Sinusitis.