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Atlanta/Buckhead

2140 Peachtree Road, NW
Suite 360
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Gainesville

1485 Jesse Jewel Parkway
Suite 220A
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Dawsonville

81 Northside Dawson Dr.
Suite 203
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Cumming

1100 Northside Forsyth Drive
Suite 490
Cumming, GA 30041

Alpharetta

3330 Preston Ridge Road
Suite 240
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Alpharetta Surgery Center

2365 Old Milton Parkway
Suite 300
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Johns Creek/Suwanee

6916 McGinnis Ferry Road
Suite 100
Suwanee, GA 30024

East Cobb

1121 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 420
Marietta, GA 30068

Windy Hill

1995 North Park Place
Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339

Newnan

710 Newnan Crossing Bypass
Suite E
Newnan, GA 30263

White Oak in Newnan

1595 East Highway 34
Newnan, GA 30265

Peachtree City

4000 Shakerag Hill
Suite 204
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Buford

3425 Buford Drive
Suite 350
Buford, GA 30519

Lawrenceville

1960 Riverside Parkway
Suite 101
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Stockbridge

1050 Eagles Landing Parkway
Ste #202
Stockbridge, Ga 30281

Snellville

1700 Tree Lane
Ste #390
Snellville, GA 30078

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Sinus Infections

Sinusitis

Find Comprehensive Information on Sinus Infections from The ENT Instititute in Georgia.It is estimated that over 37 million people in the United States suffer from sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health conditions that affect Americans. The symptoms of bacterial sinusitis mimic that of colds and allergies so that number may be even higher. Whatever the number of affected people, it is certainly a pervasive problem that is often difficult to diagnose and treat.

Acute bacterial sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities caused by bacteria. It is often preceded by a cold, allergy attack, or irritation by environmental pollutants. Bacterial sinusitis, unlike a cold or allergy, requires antibiotic medication to treat the infection and prevent future complications. Normally, mucus collecting in the sinuses drains into the nasal passages. Sinuses affected by a cold or an allergy attack become inflamed and unable to drain. This may lead to an acute infection.

When you have frequent sinusitis or the infection lasts more than three months, you may have chronic sinusitis. Untreated chronic sinusitis may cause damage to the sinus cavities and/or the cheekbones. If your doctor suspects you have chronic sinusitis, intensive antibiotic therapy may be prescribed. If your sinuses have physical obstructions to proper drainage, surgery may be an option.

Find Comprehensive Information on Sinus Infections from The ENT Instititute in Georgia.Surgery should be considered if medical treatment fails or if there is a nasal obstruction that cannot be otherwise corrected. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is recommended for certain types of sinus disease. With the endoscope, the surgeon can look directly into the nose. The endoscope allows him/her to remove diseased tissue and polyps while clearing the narrow channels between the sinuses.

Preventing Sinusitis

To avoid developing sinusitis, keep your sinuses clear by:

  • Using an oral decongestant or a nasal spray decongestant (not more than three days).
  • Gently blowing your nose.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids to keep your nasal mucous thin.
  • Avoiding air travel. If you must fly, try using a nasal decongestant spray before takeoff.
  • Trying to manage your allergy symptoms.

Allergy testing, followed by appropriate allergy treatment, may be very effective in preventing sinusitis.

Treating sinusitis requires good communication with a medical provider who can develop an effective treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. To schedule a consultation with one of our providers, please call 770.740.1860.

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"Dr. Joseph, thank you for being so attentive to our little girl. She told all her friends that a Princess took out her tonsils, (she says you look like Princess Jasmine). From day one- We felt safe with you as her surgeon. As a parent, it was such a relief to know she was being cared for and felt a sense of security in your care."

- Georgette, Newnan, GA

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