If sinus CT says, both sinus are patent, what does the word patent means pls, my symptoms are nasal congestion, dryness, and trouble vid nasal breathin?
Patent = Open. In the context of you sinus ct - patent means that your sinuses are open and unobstructed (thats normal). In regards to your symptoms, you should have a discussion with your ENT doctor regarding why you are having difficulty with nasal breathing and nasal congestion.
Open. Patent means open. So it sounds like you sinuses are clear on the ct scan.
4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. Neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?
Not an option. Recurrent sinusitis is common, mostly viral in origin and not an indication for surgery. Antibiotics won't help. CT scans are abnormal in 90% of patients with true chronic sinusitis. Evidence suggests that nasal lavage can help reduce symptoms of acute sinusitis. Consult with your physician to see if an allergy to dust mites, pollen or other allergy is contributing to your symptoms. Read more...
ENT and/or allergy. Because your CT is negative, your problem is probably your nose. Nasal bleeds with nasal sprays is a side effect, but may also be the result of wrong technique. Your symptoms can be explained by allergic or non-allergic rhinitis. You should see an ENT surgeon, and if there is no significant lesion or severely deviated nasal septum, see a board-certified allergist as well. Read more...