Do you suffer from Arizona Nose?

A man troubled by a sinus headache.

Piercing pain between your eyes. A headache that won't quit. An ever-runny nose. Congestion. Sinus drainage.

It's not a pretty picture – but for many Arizona residents, sinus problems have become an unhappy part of everyday life.

You've tried treating it yourself. Over-the-counter drugs. Hot showers and cold packs. Even Mom's chicken soup. And yet, after all the home remedies, you still suffer from "the Arizona nose."

Sinusitis Checklist

"Signs of a sick nose." If you experience more than three of the following symptoms, you should suspect sinusitis (especially if the symptoms have been present for more than 10 days):

  • postnasal drip
  • stuffy nose
  • frequent "colds" that won't go away
  • yellow-green nasal discharge
  • nagging headache usually between the eyes
  • chronic throat clearing
  • raspy voice
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • snoring
  • bad breath
  • puffy eyes
  • insomnia
  • chronic fatique
  • irritability, or depression
  • asthma bronchitis

Sinusitis is the most common chronic illness in the country, affecting an estimated 14% of all Americans – more than 40 million of us. ENT Specialists of Arizona knows how to treat "the Arizona nose". The physician is a specialist in the treatment of sinus and respiratory conditions, with many years of experience in treating the specific types of problems found in Arizona. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, our physician can identify the cause of your problem.

Untreated sinus infections can lead to such serious diseases as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, or even meningitis. Using over-the-counter medications and home remedies may offer temporary relief, but in the long run can actually make the situation worse. The sinus membranes become cracked, swollen, and more susceptible to repeated infection. Our physician can recommend antibiotics or other medication which will stop the infection. If the problem is an obstruction – due to swelling, scarring from previous infections, polyps – they can perform procedures in one of our state-of-art sinus endoscopy-equipped surgical suites.