The Sinus Center
The Sinus Center at ExcelENT of Alabama provides both medical and surgical treatment for acute and chronic sinusitis and other disorders of the nose. For more information on sinus conditions, schedule an appointment with ExcelENT of Alabama.
|About the Sinuses||Chronic Sinusitis||Balloon Sinuplasty|
Is It Allergies, a Cold or Sinusitis?
Your nose is congested and it’s hard to breathe. Thick mucus irritates the back of your throat. Your face, head and even your teeth hurt from the pressure. You’re losing your sense of smell and taste. You’re incredibly tired and irritable.
You think that it must be yet another cold or allergy attack again this year, but perhaps it’s a sinus infection (sinusitis). If so, you should seek treatment from our Birmingham ENTs.
Symptoms of Sinusitis vs. Allergy or Cold
|Sign / Symptom||Sinusitis||Allergy||Cold|
|Duration of Illness||Over 10-14 days||Varies||Under 10 days|
|Nasal Discharge||Whitish or colored||Clear, thin, watery||Thick, whitish, or thin|
|Pain in Upper Teeth||Sometimes||No||No|