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What is chronic sinusitis?

Chronic inflammation. The lining to the sinuses is specialized to produce mucous. There are also microscopic "hair cells" called cilia that move the mucous to the sinus opening so it can drain. Chronic sinusitis is injury to the sinus lining (repeat infections or one long one) that damages the sinuses ability to do what it normally does. This promotes infection and blockage. Pain and stuffiness result. Read more...
Chronic sinusitis. Chronis sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus cavities that does not resolve and flares up from time to time. It can be caused by allergies and/or repeated infections and may result in chronic nasal congestion, lack of sense of smell, headaches and facila pain, etc. Read more...
Greater than 90 days. The actual definition of chronic sinusitis is that it last for more than 90 days. If the classical symptoms of sinusitis last for more than this period of time, you must seek advice from an ENT doctor. Read more...

What is chronic sinusitis from?

Sinusitis. Chronic or recurrent sinusitis is a prolonged/ re- occurring infection of the sinus lining. May cause headaches, nasal discharge, may be purulent, fever, nasal obstruction etc. Read more...
Chronic Sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is "inflammation" of the sinus linings for 3 months or longer. Infection can be present, but chronic sinusitis can also be swelling in the absence of infection. Many causes may contribute to chronic sinusitis, including environmental exposures, allergies, recurrent infections, and a person's own bodily function (i.e, immune system, genetics, anatomy, etc.) Read more...

How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

Depends. Chronic sinusitis treatment is comples. First is sinus hygiene with daily saline washes, but also undestanding the extent of the disease with a ct scan and underlying triggers, such as allergies. Recommend seeing an allergist for testing and evaluation. Read more...
Sinusitis. Greetings. The treatment of choice in my practice for chronic sinusitis would be an antibiotic, possibly a steroid medication, a nasal spray and a follow up visit after the medication has been completed. Further evaluation such as a nasal endoscopy or ct scan may be helpful to check for recovery. Read more...

How can you address chronic sinusitis?

Reduce inflammation. The only way to get rid 1 reduce inflammation 2keep your nasal passages draining 3 eliminate the underlying cause 4reduce the number of flare ups you can be prescribed following medicines 1 nasal corticisteroids to reduce inflamation 2saline nasal irrigation 3oral/injectable steroids 4 oral decongestants if not contraindicated 5antibiotics sometimes if bacterial for14da 6 i mmunotherapy 7 surgery. Read more...
Sinusitis or not? First need correct diagnosis is it really chronic sinusitis versus chronic allergic rhinitis? All in the history & symptoms, if mainly constant congestion, clear drainage from nose, front or back, itchy eyes, sneezing, then it's likely allergies which needs to be evaluated. If congestion accompanied by pressure-pain in the face and discolored drainage from nose, then it's likely sinusit. Read more...

Is chronic sinusitis a common disease?

Not common but. Not rare either. In my own patient population (most of them have allergic or immune problem), chronic sinusitis accounts for about 1% of the visits. The incidence is likely much lower in the general population. If you do have it and the CT did not show obstruction at the sinus openings (ostia), you should consider getting an allergy and possibly an immune evaluation. Read more...

What can be done for chronic sinusitis?

CT, rhinoscopy. Chronic sinusitis can be caused by anatomically defects, which cause the sinuses to become infected. This can include, narrow drainage areas, septal deviation, or polyps. It can also be triggered by chronic allergies. A ct scan of the sinuses will help to rule out anatomical problems. Rhinoscopy can be used to evaluate the nasal passages. Allergy testing can be done to evaluate allergies. Read more...
Surgery if meds fail. Chronic sinusitis can be quite debilitating and can be a significant source or discomfort for some patients year-round. I usually start with medical management with nasal steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics, sinus rinses, decongestants etc. If after 2 months of medical management, patients do not respond then a ct is indicated and if significant obstruction is noted, then surgery is warranted. Read more...
Alot. Chronic sinusitis is a very challenging disease to evaluate and treat. There are several potential causes including: allergies, structural abnormalities, cystic fibrosis, recurrent infections, primary immunodeficiency, hiv, vasculitis and idiopathic just to name few. A thorough medical evaluation must be undertaking to explore these causes. A board certified allergist is a good start after pcp. Read more...

How can I get treated for chronic sinusitis?

There is no quickfix. Chronic sinusitis is usually treated surgically in combination with medicines. Usually it requires medical management over a long period of time and treating any associated causes like allergy and other inflammatory disorders in addition to culture directed antibiotics. Read more...
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...

Are steam rooms helpful for chronic sinusitis?

Yes. Any humdification of the nose and sinus passages is helpful though not as effective as nasal irrigation which helps to safely rinse out the nose and promote nasal health. Read more...
Steam is helpful. Steam has been shown to be beneficial for sinus problems. I guess a steam room could also have some mild benefit. Read more...