Sinusitis is also known as sinus infection is when your sinuses become swollen due to an infection. In some cases, chronic swelling of the sinuses is not only challenging with a reduction in one's quality of life, but some individuals can experience chronic pain, congestion and loss of smell. 

At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we develop a treatment plan specific to your health needs. We help you get to the root of your health concerns by customizing treatment and helping implement positive lifestyle adjustments to help you get control chronic sinus infections (chronic sinusitis).

Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of sinusitis.  

+ What is Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)?

Sinusitis (sinus infection) is a common chronic inflammatory disease involving the sinuses.

+ What Causes Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)?

Acute sinus infection (acute sinusitis) is typically caused by a virus and usually clears up with 7-10 days.

In cases of acute sinus infections less than 2% of sinusitis cases are due to viral infections, which is why antibiotics are not especially helpful in clearing up sinus infections.

Chronic sinus infections is when your sinus infection is last longer than 12 weeks. With chronic sinusitis symptoms of nasal congestion, headaches, night-time coughing, fatigue and feeling of fulness involving both the head and face.

Chronic sinusitis is when you have prolonged inflammation which causes your cilia (little hairs that helps moves the mucous) to reduce in numbers causing the mucous to remain in your sinus cavity.

Chronic sinus infections are poor responders to antibiotic treatments mainly due to the complex inflammatory pathway that exists and the secondary infections.

+ What are symptoms of Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)?

Common symptoms of sinusitis are:
• pain around your cheeks, eyes and forehead
• Reduced sense of smell
• Green or yellow mucus from the nose
• Sinus headache
• Toothache
• Bad breath

For young children, they may have irritability, difficulty feeding due to nasal congestion.

+ Self-care & Prevention - Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)

Drink plenty of fluids.

Nasal Rinse: Use salt water (saline rinse) daily.

+ Treatment for Sinusitis (Sinus Infection) - How We Can Help

Step 1 - Listen and understand your concerns: Listen to your health concerns, symptoms, review your health history and may run tests (imaging exams, blood work or nasal swabs).

Step 2 - Start your treatment plan to address your main areas of concern: Start your initial treatment plan to address sinusitis (sinus infection) symptoms as well as identify and address underlying factors which may worsen your sinusitis symptoms.

Step 3 - Treating your root cause: Tailor your treatment to address both your symptoms and underlying factors while helping your body reduce inflammation in the sinus cavity, restoring normal function and structure of the sinus.


Natural Sinusitis (Sinus Infection) Treatment

NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's (Remove, Restore & Recover)

Remove

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Remove: Start addressing your Sinusitis (Sinus Infection) symptoms you are struggling the most with: Pain, swelling, nasal dischage and loss of smell. 

 Restore

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Restore: Help restore your sinus health (little hairs called cilia in the sinus cavity) by addressing the underlying causes (i.e. chronic inflammation, allergies, GERD etc.).

Recover

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Recover: Tailor your treatment so you can control your sinusitis symptoms and feel better. Recover your health and say goodbye to sinus infections controling your life.