Common Sinusitis Problems

Over the past 20 years of helping Central Louisiana, Dr. Webb has integrated the specialized experience, training, and equipment necessary to diagnose and treat, in the least-invasive way possible, your sinus-related problems. We employ comprehensive, up-front diagnosis, the latest and safest techniques, and clear communication, every step of the way.

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


    Sinus Diagram


Sinusitis Diagram

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.

 

 

 


 

Learn More About Sinusitis

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