Sinus Congestion in Bakersfield
Congestion in the sinuses is a common condition, and one that has many possible causes. At Bakersfield Sinus Center, we offer treatment to help patients in and around Porterville and Bakersfield, CA find relief from sinus congestion.
What is Sinus Congestion?
Sinus congestion is a condition caused by a buildup of mucus or other fluids in the sinuses. When sinus congestion occurs, the sinuses become swollen and may cause pain, breathing difficulties, postnasal drip, and a range of other symptoms.
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, we offer a range of treatments to address the causes and the symptoms of sinus congestion. However, since there are many possible causes of sinus congestion, effective treatment begins with a proper diagnosis.
How is Sinus Congestion Diagnosed?
Sinus congestion is a common condition, so patients are often aware when they are experiencing its symptoms. However, because it has many possible causes, it is a tough condition to self-diagnose. If you are experiencing stuffiness, sinus pain, breathing difficulties or related symptoms for long periods of time, you may want to seek a diagnosis for your sinus congestion.
Some of the most common causes of sinus congestion are sinusitis, colds, and allergies. These conditions cause the sinuses to swell and accumulate mucus, producing the symptoms of sinus congestion. When you visit Bakersfield Sinus Center, we assess your symptoms and perform an examination to determine the source of your sinus congestion. Once we determine the primary cause, we can recommend a treatment that will work for you.
How is Sinus Congestion Treated?
The treatment of your sinus congestion will depend on your diagnosis.
For sinus congestion that is caused by allergies, we may recommend starting with allergy testing to determine the exact source of your allergies. Afterwards, we will be able to recommend you the appropriate allergy treatment to minimize your symptoms.
If your sinus congestion is caused by nasal polyps or other growths blocking the sinuses, we typically recommend a polypectomy. This procedure surgically removes these growths, immediately eliminating your symptoms.
Finally, for milder cases without specific underlying causes, balloon sinuplasty may be an effective option. This non-surgical treatment flushes out mucus and other excess fluids from the nasal canal to alleviate symptoms and enhance your breathing ability.
Can Sinus Congestion 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 sinus congestion. However, the cause of your sinus congestion will determine the extent and duration of the results you are able to achieve.
If your sinus congestion is caused by nasal polyps or other growths, our sinus congestion treatments can typically provide instant and long-lasting relief. This is because we are able to permanently eliminate the cause of your condition.
For sinus congestion caused by allergies or infections, we cannot guarantee that sinus congestion will be permanently eliminated. Even when treatment is successful, it is possible that future infections or allergic reactions can cause sinus congestion to develop again. Fortunately, sinus congestion treatment can be repeated as needed.
To learn more about the sinus congestion treatments or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vadapalli, contact us today. We are proud to serve the residents of Bakersfield, Porterville, and the neighboring communities of California.