Sinusitis is the inflammation of the hollow cavities around the cheek bones, found behind the nose and around the eyes. Although it is more common in the winter, sinusitis can last for months—even years—if not properly treated. Allergy sufferers are also much more likely to develop chronic sinusitis than people without allergies.
Sinusitis symptoms include:
- Facial pressure (especially around upper cheeks and nose)
- Postnasal drip and/or green or gray nasal discharge
Sublingual immunotherapy can be helpful for patients with sinusitis who have underlying inhalant allergies. By addressing the cause of sinus problems and treating the allergy instead of just temporarily reducing symptoms through over-the-counter medications, allergy sufferers can change the course of their condition. Research shows that patients treating allergies with sublingual immunotherapy reported fewer sinus infections and complications, including improving outcomes for those needing sinus surgery.