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CT Scans Shown to Improve Treatment for Sinus Sufferers

Facial pain and pressure, fatigue, nasal congestion and poor sleep. These are only some of the troubling symptoms caused by chronic sinus infections.

Unfortunately, many patients with chronic sinus infections are treated with multiple rounds of antibiotics and other medications before an accurate diagnosis is made. These medications may not only be ineffective, but may cause other problems related to over-treatment with antibiotics. These problems include allergic reactions, stomach upset and diarrhea. In more severe cases, antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant bacteria or even joint and tendon problems.

A recent study in the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology examined the effects of accurate diagnosis in avoiding unnecessary antibiotics. They found that patients who were offered a thorough evaluation including CT scanning were much less likely to be over-prescribed antibiotics.

The physicians at ENT Carolina are able to perform in-office CT scans to aid in accurate and focused treatment of your sinus infections. They will make sure that you get the treatment you need so you can get back to your life.

The bottom line is, if you suffer from symptoms of sinusitis, see a specialist who can accurately diagnose and treat your problem.