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Chronic Sinusitis – Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinus passages which can occur due to infection, autoimmune disorders or allergic reactions. In the United States, the total prevalence of this disorder is 146 per 1000  population as this involves 30 million adults every year suffering from chronic sinusitis. The symptoms include purulent nasal discharge and a person may suffer from head-ache, ear pain, halitosis, cough and fever.

Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis
The treatment for chronic sinusitis depends on certain goals. They include:

  • Reduce the number of sinusitis flare-ups
  • Keep your nasal passages draining
  • Reduce the inflammation of the sinuses
  • Eliminate any underlying cause causing chronic sinusitis

Treatment
The doctor may prescribe certain medications to relieve the signs of sinusitis. These include:

  • Saline nasal sprays can be sprayed into your nose to rinse the nasal passages.
  • Nasal corticosteroids can help prevent and treat inflammation.
  • Injected corticosteroids can be used to relieve severe sinusitis.
  • Decongestants can be taken to reduce severe nasal congestion.
  • Pain killers can be taken in case of severe facial pain or asthma attacks.
  • Antibiotic therapy is very much important if a person has bacterial infection.
  • There are certain allergy shots that are given to reduce the body’s reaction to some allergens.

Surgical Intervention
Endoscopic sinus surgery can be the first option in which a doctor uses an endoscope which is a thin and a flexible tube that has an attached light, which helps in the visualization of the sinus passages. The doctor may use tools to remove the tissues or a polyp that is causing nasal blockage. When the sinus opening is narrowed, it helps in proper drainage of these fluids.

3 responses to Chronic Sinusitis – Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis

  1. Most persons with sinus disease show impaired nasal cilia function. Normally the nasal cilia push the bacteria out of the nose and sinuses. When they don’t, then the mucus thickens and the bacteria multiply and cause sinus disease. To get good cilia function:
    Hot tea lemon and honey =black or green tea- activates cilia. Humming vibrates air and this vibrates nasal cilia. Jumping jacks breaks up thick mucus bonds. Pulsatile irrigation at a rate to mobilized nasal cilia is quite effective. Use of enhanced saline formulas in to make the saline solutions for the pulsatile irrigation helps restore cilia.
    A number one cause of sinus and related ear problems is blowing the nose too hard. This is like rubbing your eyes too hard.

  2. This Blog Is Really Helpful ,Thanks For All The Information!

  3. Good useful information for sinus infection sufferers. To think this problem affects so many people in the US alone (I was genuinely surprised to read that.)

    I’d also like to thank Murray Grossan for his input above. The tip about helping to restore the cilia function I hadn’t heard before.

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