Free Lunch & Learn: Stubborn Sinus Infections? Might be Time for the Next Step

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host an October 23 Lunch and Learn event on sinusitis, or sinus infections, which affect more than 30 million adults in the U.S., especially in the South.

“Symptoms from sinusitis like facial pain or pressure, congestion, runny nose, fever or discolored mucus typically last a few days, but for some people they can persist for weeks,” said Dr. Christian Hall, a board-certified ear, nose and throat physician specializing in rhinology at Sinus and Nasal Specialists of Louisiana. “At that point, we’ll have the conversation with a patient about how long is too long to deal with symptoms and begin looking at it as a chronic issue.”

During the lunch and learn, Dr. Hall will discuss the difference between acute and chronic sinusitis and when it may be time for the next step – sinus surgery – to get back to breathing easy.

The noon event will be held at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus, with lunch provided. The event is free, and registration is required.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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