Treatment for Frontal Sinusitis
The frontal sinuses are located behind and above the eyes in the lower brow. The frontal sinuses have two compartments, one on each side, and they are connected to the nasal passages and three other paranasal sinuses. When there is excess mucus or inflammation in the frontal sinuses, it is called frontal sinusitis and can be acute or chronic. Our sinus experts at City Sinus Care in Manhattan offer advanced treatment for frontal sinusitis.
Frontal sinusitis can be caused by upper respiratory issues like allergies, colds or viruses. When there is nasal congestion or excess mucus production, the frontal sinuses can become inflamed. Acute frontal sinusitis is the most common, lasting one to two weeks. If there is a bacterial or viral infection, the symptoms can last longer and may require medical treatment. Symptoms include:
- Sinus headaches
- Tenderness and swelling around the eyes
- Runny nose
- Coughing at night
- Facial pressure
Acute frontal sinusitis can be treated with OTC medications for relief – if there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed for relief. If frontal sinusitis becomes chronic, lasting 12 weeks or longer, the symptoms can include:
- Yellow or green mucus
- Post-nasal drip
- Decreased sense of smell or taste
- Eye pain and watering
Chronic frontal sinusitis may be caused or worsened by nasal polyps, deviated septum and other nasal conditions. For relief, frontal sinusitis surgery may be required to drain the sinuses and open the nasal passages.
Frontal Sinus Headache Relief
Medications can offer frontal sinus headache relief, but surgery may be the best long-term solution for chronic sinusitis. Dr. Greg Levitin is a top sinus surgeon in NYC, offering minimally invasive options like nasal polyp treatment, balloon sinuplasty and other sinus procedures. If you suffer from chronic frontal sinusitis, Dr. Levitin can provide a customized treatment plan to give you relief from your symptoms and improve your overall health.
If you have frontal sinusitis symptoms and want relief, come see us at City Sinus Care. Contact our clinic in Manhattan to schedule your appointment and learn more about the advanced and minimally invasive treatment options available for frontal sinus pain relief.