Dry Sinus Pain in Bakersfield
Although most sinus issues are caused by excess fluids, dry sinus pain can also be an uncomfortable condition. Bakersfield Sinus Center offers treatment for this and other sinus conditions, welcoming patients from Porterville, Bakersfield, CA and neighboring communities.
What is Dry Sinus Pain?
The sinuses often have some amount of mucus and other fluids in them. In some cases, however, there may be no mucus in the sinuses, leaving them dry. While this may not sound like an issue, when the sinuses are dry, they are unable to hydrate your nasal passages. This can become quite painful and may lead to further sinus or nasal problems.
Dry sinus pain, and dry sinuses in general, is typically caused by environmental factors. These can include allergies, weather, or chemical irritants. Anything that causes the sinuses to dry out can be a cause of dry sinus pain.
How is Dry Sinus Pain Diagnosed?
Dry sinus pain is a unique symptom that is often difficult to mistake. If you feel pain in the sinuses combined with a sore throat, dry nose or dry mouth, you may be suffering from a condition that is causing dry sinus pain.
Common causes of dry sinus pain include allergies, chemical irritants, and dry air or weather. These factors can irritate the nose, cause the mucus to thicken and eventually make the sinuses dry out. When you visit Bakersfield Sinus Center, we assess your symptoms and perform an examination to determine the source of your dry sinus pain. Once we determine the primary cause, we can recommend a treatment that will work for you.
How is Dry Sinus Pain Treated?
The treatment of your dry sinus pain will depend on your diagnosis.
For dry sinus pain that is caused by allergies, we will begin with allergy testing. This will allow us to determine the type of allergens you are allergic to. From this point, we can develop an allergy treatment that will minimize your symptoms and prevent dry sinus pain in the future.
If your dry sinus pain is caused by weather, irritants or other external factors, we will have to determine a treatment that will best defend your body against those factors. Most often, this is a topical solution that you can apply to the nasal cavities in order to hydrate the sinuses and minimize symptoms.
Can Dry Sinus Pain Be Completely Cured?
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, our goal is to help you achieve an improved quality of life by providing long-term relief from dry sinus pain. However, the cause of your dry sinus pain will determine the extent and duration of the results you are able to achieve.
Dry sinus pain is often caused by recurring conditions like allergies and environmental factors. Patients can take precautions to minimize their vulnerability to these factors and thereby reduce the risk of dry sinus pain. However, dry sinus pain may develop again in the future, and will then require repeated treatment.
Are you suffering from dry sinus pain? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vadapalli. We proudly serve the residents of Porterville, Bakersfield, and the neighboring cities of California.