By West Coast ENT
February 11, 2016
Category: Health
Tags: Fungal Sinusitis  

My sinuses hurt all the time; What Can I Do? How you can prevent fungal sinusitis.

Your head hurts right above your eyes, and your nasal passages are so irritated. The pain just won’t go away no matter what you do. There is a chance you may be suffering from fungal sinusitis. It’s time to see a specialist at West Coast Ear, Nose and SinusitisThroat in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and Oxnard, CA to help relieve your pain.

Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses can be either bacterial or fungal and the most common of these is allergic fungal sinusitis, which occurs primarily during cold months of the year. Symptoms of fungal sinusitis can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Swelling around your eyes
  • Headaches that don’t go away
  • Pain in your nasal passages

Your Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and Oxnard ENT specialist wants to make sure you are doing everything you can to prevent fungal sinusitis. There are things you can do to make your body less susceptible to fungal infection. You can protect yourself by:

  • Irrigating your nasal passages with saline rinses to keep passages clean
  • Avoiding grains and sugars because fungus feeds on these foods
  • Taking fish oil supplements to boost your immune system
  • Getting enough exercise which expands your sinuses

Your ENT specialist in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and Oxnard can find out the cause of your fungal sinusitis and prescribe treatments to help you. Common treatments include:

  • Prescription antifungal medications
  • Allergy shots or tablets
  • Prescription antihistamines and decongestants
  • Nasal or oral corticosteroid medications

For more severe cases of fungal sinusitis, you may need sinus surgery, but only your ENT specialist at West Coast Ear, Nose and Throat can tell you for sure. That’s why it’s important if you are suffering from sinus problems to see your specialist before your fungal sinusitis becomes more severe. Don’t wait, call West Coast Ear, Nose and Throat with four locations to serve you in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, California and get help today!

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