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Fungal Sinusitis Treatment
ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2.
What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?
Mucormycosis: Usually surgery combined with a complex combination of antifungal medications depending upon the organism and its sensitivities. This may be one of several mold fungi (Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, and others). Very severe condition with outcomes difficult to predict. Best wishes and hopes. ...Read more
Meds or Shots: If allergies are casuing repeated episodes of sinusitis... Get the allergies treated with antihistamines or nasal steroids. Immunotherapy (shots) may also be very beneficial in treating allergies which may reduce the number of sinus infections you get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid smoke: One of the most severe risk factors for sinusitis and other respiratory infections is smoking or second hand smoke exposure. To reduce chance of infections, wash hands frequently. If you have or suspect dust allergy, using a pillow encasement against dust and removing carpeting may be a good idea. Eliminate mold from home if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sinusitis a forever diasase? Can a person be cured PERMANENTLY of this in a few years with regular treatment? How many years? Thank you.
Depends on the cause: If you have chronic allergies or cystic fibrosis, then sinusitis can sometimes hang on and be very frustrating to manage. An acute infection will usually clear up after treatment with the appropriate antibiotic. Talk it over with your doctor to see what is causing yours and the best treatment. Also, products like Neti pot often help relieve pressure, drainage and sinus symptoms. Hope that helps. ...Read more
See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more
Surgery: Most studies have confirmed that endoscopic sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty provide to best long-term quality of life improvement in patients with chronic sinusitis. However we only consider surgery if a patient had failed all medical management options. For more info visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
The cold season is close. I had sinusitis treatment this year. I am cured forever? If not, how can I protect myself during the cold season? Thanks.
Preventing colds: Bacterial sinusitis is a common complication of colds.Symptoms can be a worsening of symptoms after cold improves.Prior treatment of sinusitis (eg:antibiotics) does not provide protection (unless surgery for problems that caused them).Washing hands often in cold season & not touching nose & avoiding being close to people with colds & nasal irrigation if you get a cold (unless reason not to) helps. ...Read more
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