The team at the Crane Clinic are accustomed to seeing sinus infections with an increase in incidence this time of the year with the change in the weather.
Common signs and symptoms of a sinus infection:
- Thick, yellow/green nose discharge.
- Runny nose/postnasal-drip.
- Pressure/pain around face, eyes, teeth, ears.
- A lingering cold/cold gets worse.
- Feeling tired/exhausted.
- Bad breath.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus tissues leading to infection and build-up of mucus, discomfort and pain. A sinus infection can be very unpleasant, debilitating, exhausting and can really impact quality of life.
If not managed, recurrent sinus can even lead to the need for surgery to address sinuses obstruction.
Statistics from USA state sinusitis as the fifth most common diagnosis for antibiotics perscriptions – Ireland generally follows suit.
Antibiotic treatment is very common but many infections are caused by viruses or allergies. A sinus infection lasting longer than 10 to 14 days is likely to be bacterial sinusitis. Fungal sinusitis can result from mould, yeast or mildew contact. People with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop more serious fungal sinus infections.
At The Crane Clinic, nutritionist Emer draws up individualised nutrition and lifestyle plans after a thorough consultation, using scientifically proven methods to help manage your sinus infection at home. Over time, frequency of infections, duration and impact on life can be significantly improved.
If it is determined that the source of your sinus infection may be from external environmental factors, eg mycotoxins from mould, the team at The Crane Clinic will carry out comprehensive tests accurately detecting common and harmful mycotoxins using advanced technology. Targeted therapeutic strategies are then implemented to proactively address toxin-related health issues.
Call The Crane Clinic on 087 6230315 to book an appointment.