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Sinus Cocktail Shots

Sinus Cocktail Shots

About Sinus Cocktail Shots

Consider sinus cocktail shots if you have chronic congestion, postnasal drip, or a persistent cough. At Honeycomb Medical Group’s four offices in Memphis, Tennessee, and Holly Springs, Mississippi, the primary care providers administer sinus cocktail shots to relieve the symptoms of sinusitis. Call the nearest office to request a sinus cocktail shot consultation, or book your appointment online today.

Sinus Cocktail Shots Q & A

What are sinus cocktail shots?

A sinus cocktail shot is an injection that relieves pain and inflammation caused by a sinus infection (sinusitis). 

Your sinuses are air-filled cavities behind your eyes and nose. They make mucus that protects your nostrils and airways from viruses, bacteria, and other harmful invaders. If there’s swelling or an infection in your sinuses, the mucus can’t drain, increasing the risk of facial pressure, headaches, and other more serious problems. 

Sinus cocktail shots contain several types of medication, including a corticosteroid. Once administered, they relieve pressure in your sinuses, making it easier to breathe. You might benefit if you have congestion that lasts for more than a few months.

How are sinus cocktail shots administered?

Honeycomb Medical Group administers sinus cocktail shots during a brief office visit.

At the beginning of your visit, your provider applies a numbing solution to your nose. After the anesthetic sets in, your provider carefully inserts a syringe into your nostril and administers the cocktail shot into your sinuses. 

Your provider removes the syringe and observes you for 15-20 minutes. 

How effective are sinus cocktail shots?

Sinus cocktail shots have a proven track record. Many people experience near-instant relief that clears up their symptoms permanently. 

If you have a history of chronic sinus infections, or an underlying medical issue that increases your risk of sinus infections, a series of sinus cocktail shots might be necessary. Even so, most people don’t need follow-up injections for at least 3-6 months after their first treatment.

Are sinus cocktail shots safe?

Sinus cocktail shots are safe and usually well-tolerated, but like any injection, they can present risks. For example, some people have redness and increased sensitivity near the injection site for a few days.

Other less common side effects include:

  • Infection at the injection site
  • High blood sugar
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Facial flushing

If you have any symptoms that interfere with your normal routine or last for more than a day or two, contact your Honeycomb Medical Group provider immediately.

What are the benefits of sinus cocktail shots?

Sinus cocktail shots offer various benefits compared to oral medications and nasal sprays. For one, treatment is much more precise, so your body accesses more of the drug’s benefits. What’s more, symptom relief occurs instantly, allowing you to breathe clearly and sleep better.

Call the nearest Honeycomb Medical Group office to see if you’re a candidate for sinus cocktail shots, or book your appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary.