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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Chronic Sinusitis (Overview)

A common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks. Also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, this condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus buildup.


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How does chronic sinusitis affect the brain? I m feeling continuous pain in my lower left part of back brain. Suffering from sinusitis for 5 years.

How does chronic sinusitis affect the brain? I m feeling continuous pain in my lower left part of back brain. Suffering from sinusitis for 5 years.

Sinusitis: Greetings. Sinus disease rarely has any brain or intracranial affects. It may be a referred pain you are sensing or a different reason for pain this this area. See your ENT doctor to review these concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
353 doctors shared insights

Chronic Sinusitis (Overview)

A common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks. Also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, this condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus buildup.


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Chronic sinusitis (Tip)

Avoid antibiotics as much as possible - virtually ALL sinusitis is due to a virus infection. ...See more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

See a healthcare professional if your symtoms persist or worsen
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Use nasal saline spray or Neti Pot to help rinse sinuses
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Use antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra
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Try taking a long, warm shower or using a humidifier
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What are the signs or symptoms for chronic sinusitis?

What are the signs or symptoms for chronic sinusitis?

Numerous: A sensation of fullness in the area of the sinuses, congestion and purulent discharge from the nostrils, tenderness over the sinus areas, cough, and occasionally may precipitate asthmatic attacks. This is characterized as chronic when it has gone on for longer than 12 weeks. Should be seen by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Am experiencing chronic sinusitis....What's the proper treatment ?X-ray photo and para nasal sinuses X-ray diagnosis notes are in my profile.

Am experiencing chronic sinusitis....What's the proper treatment ?X-ray photo and para nasal sinuses X-ray diagnosis notes are in my profile.

See an ENT doctor: The appropriate treatment will depend on the causative agents, the degree of damage to outflow tracts and other anatomical abnormalities. This can only be determined with a face to face encounter with an expert in this field. Do not try and diagnose yourself. Good luck in resolving this. Can be very difficult. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis (Tip)

Avoid antibiotics - they do NOT work for 95% of sinusitis cases! ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Hi! I have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis on April. Is there any chance that I may be cured of this diasase permanently? Thank you.

Hi! I have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis on April. Is there any chance that I may be cured of this diasase permanently? Thank you.

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. The answer is yes, you can be cured of chronic sinusitis with appropriate therapy. See your ENT doctor to review options. An allergy evaluation, aggressive medical therapy and possibly surgery. If your doctor discusses a surgical option, be sure to ask about an in-office balloon sinuplasty. Very safe, minimal discomfort and effective with great long term results. ...Read more

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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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Chronic sinusitis (Tip)

Most sinusitis is viral, allergic, or will resolve without the need for an antibiotic. ...See more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider a natural alternative to meds like dipsacus
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Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.

Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.

Yes: Sure that doesn't doing completely unreasonable- you could have maxillary or frontal sinusitis and this may not necessarily affect your nasal passage or make you stuffy . Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does low pneumococcal antibodies mean?Blood showed good immune system except that? Can it cause chronic sinusitis and bronchitis?

What does low pneumococcal antibodies mean?Blood showed good immune system except that? Can it cause chronic sinusitis and bronchitis?

Yes: I assume this is a antibody level measured after the pneumococcal vaccine. If so, it means your immune system is not responding to the bacterial proteins in the normal way. Patients who mount a weak response to bacterial infections may be at higher risk for recurrent respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and bronchitis. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis (Tip)

Do use antihistamine , saline or steroid sprays but not decongestant sprays as could make it worse. ...See more

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What's the best way to treat chronic sinusitis for someone moving to cold country?

What's the best way to treat chronic sinusitis for someone moving to cold country?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can I use manuka honey to treat my chronic sinusitis? What is the recipe for the rinse? Thank you.

Can I use manuka honey to treat my chronic sinusitis? What is the recipe for the rinse? Thank you.

Yes: You can use manuka honey only if you have had surgery. Otherwise, the irrigation will not reach the sinus cavities... It will just run through the nose. The same for any nasal rinse. If you have had surgery, the sinus cavities are open to the nasal cavity and the rinse can get into the sinuses. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis (Tip)

Don't ask for an antibiotic. Your doctor will tell you if it's needed. ...See more

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How can I get treated for chronic sinusitis?

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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Could you tell me what is the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Could you tell me what is the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery: Chronic sinusitis is defined as sinus infection that has lasted for more than 3 months or 90 days. Usually this problem has been treated with multiple antibiotics and steroids. If the symptoms of pain, pressure and fullness accompanied by yellow nasal drainage continue for more 90 days, it means that the passages from the sinuses to the nose are blocked and they need to be surgically enlarged. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more