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What is recurrent sinusitis?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Repeated infections

Recurrent sinusitis is repeated infections.
A recurrent infection is one that is treated and symptoms resolve with a "re-start" weeks to months after the initial treatment. Chronic sinusitis is an infection that has lasted more than 8-12 weeks. Indications for surgery are: >= 4 infections/year or chronic sinusitis with symptoms and ct scan findings correlating with symptoms.

In brief: Repeated infections

Recurrent sinusitis is repeated infections.
A recurrent infection is one that is treated and symptoms resolve with a "re-start" weeks to months after the initial treatment. Chronic sinusitis is an infection that has lasted more than 8-12 weeks. Indications for surgery are: >= 4 infections/year or chronic sinusitis with symptoms and ct scan findings correlating with symptoms.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Seth Black
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Repeated infections

Sinus infection that occurs again and again.

In brief: Repeated infections

Sinus infection that occurs again and again.
Dr. Seth Black
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Frequent episodes

By definition, recurrent sinusitis means that between episodes of a true sinus infection, you are completely asymptomatic.
If you are having more than 3 episodes a year, would strongly recommend an ENT consultation.

In brief: Frequent episodes

By definition, recurrent sinusitis means that between episodes of a true sinus infection, you are completely asymptomatic.
If you are having more than 3 episodes a year, would strongly recommend an ENT consultation.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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