Suffering From a Sinus Infection?
posted: Oct. 21, 2022.
Find out how turning to a holistic doctor could benefit you.
You may be dealing with nasal congestion and other sinus infection symptoms if you just got over a cold. If so, you may be able to ease symptoms on your own with home care; however, when your sinus infection isn’t responding to care, that’s when our St. Louis, MO, holistic doctor Dr. Sultan, MD can step in and help.
Is It Really a Sinus Infection?
Many respiratory and nasal conditions can present with similar symptoms, so it isn’t always easy to tell if you’re dealing with an actual sinus infection or not. Here are some of the telltale signs to be aware of,
- Decreased sense of smell or taste
- Facial pain and pressure
- Nasal discharge
- Postnasal drip
- Runny nose
- Clogged ears
- Referred pain in the upper teeth
Should I Turn to a Holistic Doctor?
It’s a sinus infection, so it probably doesn’t seem like a big enough deal to warrant turning to our St. Louis, MO, holistic team; however, sinus infections can become severe or more complicated. Plus, you may be the type of person who doesn’t want to use medications or over-the-counter pills that only temporarily ease symptoms—you want answers as to why you’re dealing with a sinus infection. If your infections are persistent, recurring or severe, it’s a reason to turn to us for care.
How Is a Sinus Infection Treated?
You could keep trying those over-the-counter methods, but if they aren’t treating the actual root cause, then why do it? Before we determine the best way to treat your sinus infection, we will first need to determine what’s causing it. Yes, acute sinus infections can often clear up on their own. Still, if you are dealing with unresponsive, severe or chronic infections, this is often the result of inflammation due to a respiratory infection or allergies.
Once we figure out what’s causing the infection and inflammation, Dr. Sultan can map out a treatment plan to help reduce the inflammation and allow the sinuses to drain. This may be done through medications (especially if you have a bacterial or fungal sinus infection) or through minimally invasive procedures designed to open up the passageways. Our goal is to reduce inflammation to help your body fight sinus infection properly.
Instead of simply managing the symptoms of your sinus infection with home care, why not turn to our St. Louis, MO, team to treat the cause of your infection? Dr. Sultan, MD and the Environmental Health Center team provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to care to help you address everything from sinus infections to chronic conditions. Call (314) 921-5600 to schedule an evaluation.