Manasquan, NJ Sinuplasty & Sinus Headache Treatment

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Sinusitis Treatment: Dr. Ronald J. Iannacone Approach to Medical Therapy

At Atlantic ENT Associates, we follow the established clinical guidelines for treating sinusitis. Our first line treatment is medical therapy—which may include a range of medications designed to address your particular illness and symptoms.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Ronald J. Iannacone may recommend:

Nasal steroids for treatment of sinusitis

Nasal steroid sprays can decrease the swelling in the mucous membrane lining of the sinuses, which can help temporarily relieve symptoms. Some of our patients are reluctant to take medications containing steroids. Steroids can have side effects when taken over a longer period of time. You can find out more about steroid sprays in the package insert, or discuss possible side effects during your visit to Atlantic ENT Associates.

Antibiotics and sinusitis

If sinus inflammation has led to the development of a bacterial infection, we may prescribe antibiotics to deal with symptoms related to that infection.

Decongestant nasal drops

Decongestant nose drops or nasal sprays aim to soothe the mucous membranes and reduce swelling. This may make it easier to breathe through your nose.

When Medical Therapy Fails—Advanced Treatment Options at Atlantic ENT Associates in Manasquan, NJ.

At Atlantic ENT Associates we see many patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis for whom medical therapy fails or only provides temporary relief. For these patients, we have developed expertise in more advanced treatment options, including:


Compare the available treatments to determine which option is right for you.

Sinus Headache Treatment
Entellus Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

We Treat Sinusitis in Manasquan, NJ

Sinusitis is a common condition that afflicts over 35 million Americans every year.

The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes. In healthy sinuses, mucus drains out and air is able to circulate. Sinusitis describes a swelling (inflammation) of the sinuses that can lead to blockages and prevent mucous from draining properly. This can lead to infection.

What Causes Sinusitis?

A number of factors can cause irritation and contribute to sinusitis, including:

  • bacteria
  • viruses
  • fungus

In addition, some studies have shown that structural issues such as narrowed drainage pathways may lead to sinusitis outbreaks.

Sinusitis Symptoms

Common symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Loss of smell or bad breath
  • Cough
  • Headache and facial pain or tenderness
  • Lack of energy
  • Nasal congestion and discharge
  • Sore throat and postnasal drip
The sinuses

What are the sinuses?

Paranasal sinuses are air filled pockets located in the head. There are four pairs of sinuses:

  • Maxillary sinuses
  • Frontal sinuses
  • Ethmoid sinuses
  • Sphenoid sinuses

How do healthy sinuses work?

When you breathe in air, mucus in the sinuses humidifies the air and collects bacteria and pollutants.

Tiny hairs lining the sinuses move the mucus (with pollutants) out of the sinus, into your throat.

You then swallow the mucus, and your stomach acid destroys the bacteria and pollutants.

Colds, allergies, environmental irritants or other conditions can slow or block natural drainage, and irritate the sinus lining.  This, in turn, can lead to swelling, additional blockage, and sinusitis.