Treating Your Sinus Infection

Pittsfield, MA, is home to Dr. Giulio Cavalli's well-established ENT practice, which treats many patients complaining of a sinus infection. 

Our doctor will diagnose and treat various conditions involving your ears, nose, and throat. Other conditions treated at our practice include breathing problems, snoring, sleep apnea, head, neck, oral cancers, and allergy issues.

Our esteemed, experienced, and skilled otolaryngologist wants to talk about a sinus infection you may be fighting and need treatment for. 

Chronic sinus infections take the joy out of life and decrease your quality of life at home and work. Don't suffer one more bout of sinusitis by scheduling your appointment today!

Chronic Sinusitis

Most people experience pesky sinus infections at least once in their lives. Dr. Giulio Cavalli in Pittsfield, MA, explains that when a sinus infection becomes chronic, you must call us for an appointment as soon as possible. The symptoms of sinusitis include the following.

  • Minor/severe headache
  • Facial pain, tenderness, pressure, swelling
  • Nasal congestion
  • Postnasal drip 
  • Yellow/green nasal discharge
  • Diminished/lost sense of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the upper jaw, teeth
  • Bad breath

 Our doctor must obtain your medical history and perform a physical exam of your sinuses to make a correct diagnosis. He may want a CT scan to view your sinuses completely.  

If our doctor determines you have a sinus infection, he will want to promote drainage of the sinuses as this eliminates swelling. Treatment options could include the following. 

  • A broad-spectrum antibiotic kills most common bacteria
  • Nasal corticosteroid sprays to reduce swelling
  • Nasal saline irrigations to remove excess mucous and promote drainage
  • Oral antihistamines as a decongestant
  • Oral steroids to treat nasal polyps and severe inflammation
  • Allergy treatments as indicated

Dr. Cavalli may perform surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis if the above treatment options fail to help eliminate your sinusitis. 

This Experienced Pittsfield, MA, Otolaryngologist Treats Chronic Sinusitis

If you are struggling with a potential sinus infection, please call Dr. Cavalli at 413-443-6116 and schedule your appointment for a sinus exam. Our doctor has many treatment options to eliminate your sinus problems. 

Our doctor believes in lifelong education in ENT medicine and updates his knowledge every year. Through this ongoing education, he can pass on these treatment protocols to you. He is proficient at diagnosing and treating sinus infections. 

Additionally, he is an expert at diagnosing and treating voice disorders, hearing loss, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancers. Our doctor wants to meet with you to discuss your sinus problems.