Charlton Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

Chronic sinusitis


Sinusitis is an inflammation of one or more of the sinuses, usually due to infection. When irritated, the mucus membrane lining the sinus may swell and block the small drainage channels that allow mucus to flow into the nose. The buildup in pressure can result in headache and nasal congestion.


In children, sinusitis usually gets better on its own. If it becomes chronic, our physician has the experience and expertise to determine why the sinusitis will not resolve. We will order diagnostic testing to evaluate your child including x-rays, CT scan, and endoscopy. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, our physician will discuss both medical and surgical treatment options.