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How can sinusitis be treated?

How can sinusitis be treated?

Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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


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What happens if sinusitis isn't treated?

What happens if sinusitis isn't treated?

Quality of life: Complications ( brain abscess, vision loss) are possible with untreated sinusitis. Most cases of untreated sinusitis just lead to chronic sinusitis which can reduce a persons quality of life... Facial pain, pressure, discolored nasal discharge, post- nasal drainage... Etc. ...Read 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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Can sinusitis be treated with flagyl?

Yes: Depending on the type of organism causing sinusitis. Flagyl, though, is not a first line drug. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinusitis?Is it life threatening if it's not treated?

What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinusitis?Is it life threatening if it's not treated?

Maybe: For a severe case, it may lead to unrelenting headaches that do not respond to anything. Talk to an ENT to see if the sinusitis is "real". Meningitis can be happen from ear infection or any type of sinus infection, always a risk. I am not trying to scare you, just saying, if you have this issue, talk to an expert in person very soon. ...Read more

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I had bilateral sphenoid sinusitis on the right side in january i was treated for 5 days i am still having daily chronic migraines what could this be?

I had bilateral sphenoid sinusitis on the right side in january i was treated for 5 days i am still having daily chronic migraines what could this be?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. There are many good medications for migraine treatment. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for migraine management. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I am 34wks pregnant.i have guest who frequently suffers from sinusitis and currently have one almost treated,without symptoms. Is it contagious?

I am 34wks pregnant.i have guest who frequently suffers from sinusitis and currently have one almost treated,without symptoms. Is it contagious?

NO: but both maintain good hygene wash your hands , frequently and if you touch any thing , go for your regular scheduled check ups.you will be fine ...Read more

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Can viral sinusitis cause bad odor through the nose? If so, how is it treated? Many thanks.

Can viral sinusitis cause bad odor through the nose? If so, how is it treated? Many thanks.

Inflammation: changes a lot of things in the nose. This can set up / predispose to bacteria that are normally around there being able to grow more and cause infection needing antibiotics. A few other posibilities but this is quite common. ...Read more

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Can sphenoid sinusitis be treated without surgery? How? With what? Are antibiotics always necessary?

Can sphenoid sinusitis be treated without surgery? How? With what? Are antibiotics always necessary?

Yes,: sphenoid sinusitis, isolated or part of pan-sinusitis would be treated by antibiotics, given the right choice, dosage and duration. Surgical treatment has its own indication(s) ENT specialist would be deciding the type of surgery and whether you would need it, good luck ...Read more

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How is chronic sinusitis treated? I have had sinus infections on an off for 2 years. Can anything bad happen from this many infections? If so what?

How is chronic sinusitis treated? I have had sinus infections on an off for 2 years. Can anything bad happen from this many infections? If so what?

Treat: If you are getting bacterial sinusitis, you need at least 3 weeks of antibiotics. Try daily Neti Pot, it has shown to prevent recurrent sinus infections! ...Read more

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Doctor my X-ray PNS report says Right frontal sinusitis.....and maxillary polyp/cyst. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

PNS X-ray: Did you have this CT done because you suffer from sinusitis? If so have your nose and the scan evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist who can direct you towards the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis, rhinitis or a cold if not treated properly prevent swollen lymph nodes in the neck, possibly cause by them, go back to normal?

Can sinusitis, rhinitis or a cold if not treated properly prevent swollen lymph nodes in the neck, possibly cause by them, go back to normal?

May be yes OR NO: These conditions can be allergic, viral or bacterial or vasomotor if bacterial not treated l/nodes would not go back to normal, allergi and , vasomotor donot get big l/nodes ; viral after 4--6 week go back to normal. ...Read more

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Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?

Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?

Urine test for toxin: The most common source of fungal sinusitis is the presence of mold toxins. There is urine testing available to identify which mold toxin is present and how much. The remedy for mold toxins is the binder Cholestryamine. ...Read more

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I have nasal septum divination and chronic hyper-plastic pan sinusitis (by CT scan but asymptomatic). Should i be treated with nasal septum repair.

I have nasal septum divination and chronic hyper-plastic pan sinusitis (by CT scan but asymptomatic). Should i be treated with nasal septum repair.

Not necessarily: If you are assymptomatic it would be hard for me to recommend that you have surgery. If on the other hand you are having trouble breathing a septoplasty may help. It probably won't do much for your sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated

Yes it can: Patients with chronic sinusitis will frequently report symptoms such as these. These patients typically also have nasal congestion, facial pressure, and nasal drainage. Other conditions such as laryngeal reflux can cause very similar symptoms, so it is probably a good idea to be seen by your primary MD or an ENT to evaluate this. ...Read more

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