Fluid build-up in the sinuses can lead to painful pressure in the forehead, around the eyes, and in the nose and can also result in a cough or nasal congestion and drainage. Our ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic will diagnose your sinus infection and provide a personalized treatment plan to resolve your concerns.

Options for Treating a Sinus Infection

While many patients will recover on their own from a sinus infection, some will require medical intervention. For those suffering from chronic sinus issues that last 3 months or more, it’s a good idea to see your ENT doctor and address the condition. We offer the following treatment options:

Balloon Sinuplasty

This surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can help unblock sinuses that have filled with fluids. There are no incisions or excision required. Rather, your doctor will insert a deflated balloon into the nasal cavity that will be gradually filled with air, widening the airways so you can breathe better. Once the passageways are sufficiently enlarged, the balloon is removed.

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Chronic Sinus Surgery

When sinusitis is chronic, surgery can be performed to reduce the likelihood of infections. With the patient under general anesthesia, a small incision is made inside the nose. An endoscope, or small tubular camera, is then used to provide detailed insight into the inner structures of the nose. The appropriate surgical tools help remove blockages such as polyps or growths and restore optimal breathing.

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Overview of Sinus Infections 

Sinus infections can be caused by either bacteria or viruses. While most sinus infections go away on their own and do not require a doctor’s visit, if the condition is chronic and leads to more severe symptoms, including fever, it’s mandatory that you see an ENT professional.

Living with a chronic sinus infection can negatively impact your lifestyle, getting in the way of your work and social participation. At The Barranco Clinic, we can help relieve your symptoms and root out the problem at its core so you can get back to thriving rather than just enduring discomfort.

Who Typically Gets Sinus Infections?

Sinus infections are common in patients of all ages and backgrounds. Risk factors include:

  • Recently coming down with a cold or the flu
  • Experiencing seasonal or environmental allergies
  • Structural anomalies in the nose
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to second-hand smoke

Symptoms of Sinus Infections

  • Pressure in the eyes, nose, forehead, and upper face
  • A runny nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Headaches
  • Coughing
  • Sore, achy throat

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic offers the patients of Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont a haven for state-of-the-art ENT services geared towards their unique needs and goals. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We approach each patient as a unique individual rather than just another number. Your treatment plan is carefully curated based on personalized testing and in-depth diagnostic review.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of skilled, knowledgeable ENT specialists offers over 300 years of combined expertise with over a million patients successfully treated. Our practice atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration means that you receive exponential healing from a wide range of disciplines.

Continuity of Care

We continue to extend our care long after you leave the office. We follow up with you to ensure you are happy with your results and that you are enjoying a higher quality of life than before your procedure.

Community Investment

We are passionate about giving back and regularly participate in local programs that provide resources, medicine, food, and essential items to those who are most in need.


Can antibiotics help treat sinus infections?

This will depend on the type of infection and its severity. Our doctors will assess your condition during your private consultation.

My cold symptoms won’t go away. Do I have a sinus infection?

Possibly. One of the leading factors in contracting a sinus infection is having recently had a cold.

With 3 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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