Treating Your Sinus Infection

If you are struggling with sinus infections in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Ravi Agarwal is here for you at Westside Ear, Nose & Throat. Sinus infections can slow you down with unpleasant symptoms, so call us to feel better and return to your normal activities.

What Is a Sinus Infection?

Healthy sinuses secrete mucus and drain mucus to maintain a thin layer of mucus in the nasal passages. This protects us from infection from dust, germs, and dirt. When the tissue lining your sinuses becomes inflamed, it is harder for mucus to drain efficiently. This results in a buildup of mucus that causes symptoms like:

  • Congestion
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Painful pressure in the sinuses
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Fatigue

Sinus infections are most commonly caused by a virus like a common cold, but can also be a side effect of exposure to bacteria or allergens. Talk to your ENT about allergens that may trigger your sinus infections. A deviated septum narrows one side of your nasal passages and can cause more frequent sinus problems.

How Do I Treat My Sinus Infection?

Whatever has caused your sinus infection, you can use conservative measures at home to get relief. Sinus infections will often clear on their own within a few weeks, so to ease symptoms, you can :

  • Take over-the-counter decongestant medication
  • Use nasal sprays and rinses to relieve congestion
  • Use a humidifier to breathe easier
  • Avoid smoking

Drink lots of fluids to help your body flush out the virus. If these measures do not improve your symptoms within 10 days, call your ENT.

How Does an ENT Treat Sinus Infections?

Severe or recurring sinus infections are a sign you need an ENT to treat your sinus infection in Glendale, AZ. Your doctor can:

  • Prescribe antibiotics to kill bacteria causing the infection
  • Perform a balloon sinuplasty that helps open the airways, using a scope with an inflatable balloon at the end
  • Remove any polyps obstructing the sinuses with a minimally invasive procedure done with a scope
  • Perform surgery to correct a deviated septum

See an ENT Now

At Westside Ear, Nose & Throat, we treat sinus infections in Glendale, AZ, to relieve symptoms so you can resume your normal activities. To make an appointment with Dr. Ravi Agarwal, contact us at (602) 938-3777.

Our Location

SE corner of Thunderbird Rd and 57th Dr. We are a 4-story medical building located between the Fry's shopping center and Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Office Hours

*Office is closed for lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Westside Ear, Nose & Throat, PC


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm