Can septoplasty cure chronic sinusitis?

Not really. While sometimes a deviated septum can impinge on the sinus openings contributing to sinusitis, usually septoplasty is performed in order to improve the nasal airway. Ask your surgeon if any other nasal or sinus surgery is necessary to address your sinuses.
Sometimes. Chronic sinusitis is not cured by surgery including septoplasty is most cases. A severely deviated septum can crowd the space around a sinus opening and cause sinusitis when other inflammation is present. A board certified ENT specialist can determine the best course of action. A septoplasty can make the medical management of sinusitis more effective as nasal sprays can cover more nasal lining.

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Would a septoplasty work to cure chronic sinusitis?

No. A septoplasty is to straighten out the septum to help nasal air flow. Occasionally, a septal spur can lead to swelling of the nasal tissue locally including around a sinus opening. In that case it could help. Otherwise, generally, septoplasty will not aid chronic sinusitis. Read more...
Complex Problem. Chronic sinusitis is a complex problem. Septoplasty will help improve nasal airflow and congestion in people with significant deviations. This does not usually treat sinusitis by itself, however. Read more...

Can people with chronic sinusitis have a normal life? Is there any permanent cure that prevents us from developing it ever again?

Get checked. The most common cause for unresolved sinusitis, after appropriate medical attention, is the presence of mold toxins. There is a urine test available to document which mold toxin and and how much is present. Check with your ENT for this urine test. Read more...

Help! I've been having chronic sinusitis, is it really impossible to cure?

Chronic Sinusitis. Hello. Treatment options for sinus disease has come a long way. Medicine options, allergy treatments, and even surgical procedures are now commonly offered in the office. Personally, I have performed 4 this Saturday morning all with excellent results. These patients had no cutting or packing and they will return to work on Monday. Ask your ENT about Balloon Sinuplasty. Read more...

Hi! I have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis on April. Is there any chance that I may be cured of this diasase permanently? Thank you.

Chronic sinusitis. Hello. The answer is yes, you can be cured of chronic sinusitis with appropriate therapy. See your ENT doctor to review options. An allergy evaluation, aggressive medical therapy and possibly surgery. If your doctor discusses a surgical option, be sure to ask about an in-office balloon sinuplasty. Very safe, minimal discomfort and effective with great long term results. Read more...
Yes. Chronic sinusitis means chronic inflammation of the nose and sinuses. First line management is allergy or other medications. If not improving surgery can definitely cute the condition. The options are balloon sinuplasty or minimally invasive image guided endoscopic sinus surgery. More information at www.socalsinus.com. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis (maxillary and ethmoid inflammation L>R, deviated higher septum) and had FESS after. Can surgery cure me?

May or may not. Although this is a relatively routine procedure and most ENT physicians perform FESS well, there is the potential for scarring which can worsen rhinosinus disease later. Several potential causative factors need to be addressed to maintain ongoing sinus health and include allergy, immunodeficiency, fungal sensitivity, polyposis, irritant sensitivity, medication sensitivity and more. Read more...

How do you cure chronic sinusitis with massive post nasal drip that causes. Pnemonia in a patient with myocarditis and less then 20 percent output.?

ENT. This is a question for an ENT who deals with severely ill patients and is able to assess the risks of surgery vs potential beneficial outcome. Curing chronic sinusitis is problematic under the best of circumstances and attempts at medical control might be a more viable option. Read more...
Balloon sinuplasty . In a patient like yourself who is not a good candidate for outpatient surgery, an in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure under local anesthesia would be a great option. For more info visit www.Socalsinus.Com. Read more...

How long it takes for chronic sinusitis to get cured. I'm takin antibiotics, decongestant, nasal spray but still the horrible headache&eyes.3weeks now?

Depends. If you have an impaired immune system or anatomical obstruction at the sinus openings, antibiotic would not work too well. Also you need to be treated with the right antibiotic since abx like zpak really does not work too well in sinusitis. I think it is time for you to call the doctor again and consider getting a ct sinus scan. Read more...