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Treatment For Chronic Sinusitis
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
Yes: This is not for amateurs since one must ascertain on the cause for the chronic sinusitis . If there are fixed obstructions to sinus drainage, you may need surgical correction. If you have an allergic problem, then treating the allergy . If immune system is impaired, then possibly gammaglobulin . Aspirin-intolerance is another cause for chronic sinusitis. ...Read more
Best and simplest: Initially, if untreated, nasal steroid spray, allergy meds if caused by allergies, corticosteroid medications by mouth. If treated and not resolved with meds, the simplest and least invasive treatment is balloon sinuplasty - check my website for more information at myfacesurgeon.Com. ...Read more
One of two: Sinusitis can be of dental origin or not. If you have an infection of an upper posterior tooth, or a tooth that has an unsuccessful root canal treatment, you could have an sdo (sinusitis of dental origin). See an endodontist who uses a microscope routinely. Otherwise see an ent. ...Read more
Acute or chronic: If you have acute over chronic sinusitis, you need to see how bad your sinuses are affected and what are your triggers. See an allergist, get tested for allergies and they will recommend if you need to have a ct scan and also refer you at an ENT if they think surgery would help. ...Read more
Depends: Both can be treated with antibiotics and steroids. Trying to determine the underlying cause: allergies or anatomic narrowing should be addressed. Sometimes the best option is surgery. Surgery can be done in a traditional fashion or with newer balloon technology like angioplasty... Balloon sinuplasty. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking a mucinex D every morning for a few weeks because I suffer from chronic sinusitis and it usually helps to stop it from getting worse, requiring treatment. I now have a sore throat and discomfort in both ears; feel lousy. Should I continue
Is a Neti pot an effective PERMANENT treatment solution or chronic bacterial sinusitis? Or will medications eventually be needed?
Chronic sinusitis: Chronic Sinusitis is as frustrating for doctors to treat as it is for the patients. Long term antibiotics have limited effect. I will not tell you that Netti POt is a permanent solution it is NOT.Chronic sinusitis needs a good ENT doctor work with you. Minimize congestion to prevent long term infection is the KEY ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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