Sinus and Allergy Center of Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin

Call 920-969-1768 for an appointment
Locations in Neenah, Appleton/Menasha,Oshkosh and Berlin

Treating Acute Sinusitis

Acute bacterial sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities caused by bacteria. It usually is preceded by a cold, allergy attack, or irritation by environmental pollutants. Unlike a cold, or allergy, bacterial sinusitis often requires a physician's diagnosis and treatment with an antibiotic to cure the infection and prevent future complications.

 

When you have frequent sinusitis, or the infection lasts three months or more, it could be chronic sinusitis. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may be less severe than those of acute; however, untreated chronic sinusitis can cause damage to the sinuses and cheekbones that sometimes requires surgery to repair.

 

To make an appointment with one of our sinus specialist, call 1-800-435-4851 or 920-969-1768.