Sinusitis is a painful condition that affects the tissues in the lining of your sinus cavities. It can be very uncomfortable with symptoms of pressure, headaches, facial pain, and stuffiness. Steroid shots are used when home remedies and antibiotics do not work. They can quickly reduce severe inflammation to help your body heal and recover. The effects of one shot are "short-term" and side-effects minimal with only one injection. Read on to see when the doctor may use this treatment, side-effects to watch out for, and other home remedies that may bring you quick relief.
Dr. Sharma,. I am a 71 year old woman who, until this week, has never had a headache.
My left sinus has been bothering me since acquiring a cold from a flight last December.
I have lived with it and knew it was a problem because I could easily compare it with my right sinus, which was fine.
Now I am getting headaches which last for more than a morning. My post nasal drip is slight and runny.
Occasionally I have a HORRIBLE smell in that sinus area. I have used a neti pot a few times without success. Just watery liquid comes out. I would be very appreciative of your advice. Cheerio.