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Are steam rooms helpful for chronic sinusitis?

Are steam rooms helpful for chronic sinusitis?

Yes: Any humdification of the nose and sinus passages is helpful though not as effective as nasal irrigation which helps to safely rinse out the nose and promote nasal health. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Chronic Sinusitis (Definition)

The definition of chronic sinusitis is documented sinus inflammation (CAT scan) with symptoms that last for 3 months or longer. This problem needs to be evaluated ...Read more


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Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery

Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery

Diagnosis: 20 days of Prednisone is too long for the treatment of sinusitis. The usual dose is 60 mg. Daily for 5 days. The Prednisone can have an effect on your blood sugar. If the cat scan reveals chronic sinusitis and you have been on multiple antibiotics and you are symptomatic, that is, yellow green nasal discharge, pain and pressure in the face for more than 90 days. Surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is chronic sinusitis?

What is chronic sinusitis?

Chronic inflammation: The lining to the sinuses is specialized to produce mucous. There are also microscopic "hair cells" called cilia that move the mucous to the sinus opening so it can drain. Chronic sinusitis is injury to the sinus lining (repeat infections or one long one) that damages the sinuses ability to do what it normally does. This promotes infection and blockage. Pain and stuffiness result. ...Read more

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What is chronic sinusitis from?

What is chronic sinusitis from?

Chronic Sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is "inflammation" of the sinus linings for 3 months or longer. Infection can be present, but chronic sinusitis can also be swelling in the absence of infection. Many causes may contribute to chronic sinusitis, including environmental exposures, allergies, recurrent infections, and a person's own bodily function (i.e, immune system, genetics, anatomy, etc.) ...Read more

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How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

Depends: Chronic sinusitis treatment is comples. First is sinus hygiene with daily saline washes, but also undestanding the extent of the disease with a ct scan and underlying triggers, such as allergies. Recommend seeing an allergist for testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you address chronic sinusitis?

How can you address chronic sinusitis?

Sinusitis or not?: First need correct diagnosis is it really chronic sinusitis versus chronic allergic rhinitis? All in the history & symptoms, if mainly constant congestion, clear drainage from nose, front or back, itchy eyes, sneezing, then it's likely allergies which needs to be evaluated. If congestion accompanied by pressure-pain in the face and discolored drainage from nose, then it's likely sinusit. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis a common disease?

Not common but: Not rare either. In my own patient population (most of them have allergic or immune problem), chronic sinusitis accounts for about 1% of the visits. The incidence is likely much lower in the general population. If you do have it and the CT did not show obstruction at the sinus openings (ostia), you should consider getting an allergy and possibly an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic sinusitis?

What can be done for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery if meds fail: Chronic sinusitis can be quite debilitating and can be a significant source or discomfort for some patients year-round. I usually start with medical management with nasal steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics, sinus rinses, decongestants etc. If after 2 months of medical management, patients do not respond then a ct is indicated and if significant obstruction is noted, then surgery is warranted. ...Read more

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How can I get treated for chronic sinusitis?

Complicated: Treatment for chronic sinusitis starts with maximum medical therapy. That is different for different doctors, but generally speaking, treatment with 3 to 4 weeks or antibiotics along with daily saline spray and steroid spray for 4 weeks, and poss. Decongestants, antihistamines as needed. If you fail maximum medical therapy, then a ct scan is indicated and possible sinus surgery based on results. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more