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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 think I have fungal sinusitis where would I go to get that treated and what antibiotics are there?
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
Can sphenoid sinusitis be treated without surgery? How? With what? Are antibiotics always necessary?
Does latest research now say that chronic sinusitis is caused by immunity or allergy problems rather than by improperly treated acute sinusitis?
Should I see a ENT for loss of smell/taste? Recently had sinusitis, treated with a zpak. It's been almost 2 weeks, should I wait a little longer?
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?
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
If sinusitis lasts 3 weeks but there are only uncontinously mild pain and mild head pressure should be treated with antibiotics?
Levofloxacin doesn't work (despite 12 days of treatment) and I have also polyps in all sinuses.
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?
I have nasal septum divination and chronic hyper-plastic pan sinusitis (by CT scan but asymptomatic). Should i be treated with nasal septum repair.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild pressure under eye and eye pain/itch. Treated for sinusitis last 5 days with antibiotics. Tomorrow appointment with ENT doctor. Can it wait?
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