Treating Chronic Sinusitis or Rhinosinusitis


Chronic sinusitis is usually treated with a combination of medications, nasal irrigation, and debridement (endoscopic removal of infected tissue and obstructions). The therapy consists of a combination of antimicrobial, antifungal, and/or anti-inflammatory medications. The goal is to allow the sinuses to return to near-normal physiological function.

Chronic sinusitis often requires lifelong management. Just as high blood pressure can be controlled but not cured, the same holds true for
chronic sinus disease. However, by following specific treatment guidelines, you can be symptom-free and comfortable. I’ve treated many patients with chronic sinusitis who continue to develop new infections despite good medical therapies or previous surgery. While I can usually make them feel significantly better both in the short and in the long term, their sinuses will likely become infected and inflamed again. However, with the advances being made in medicines and technology, chronic sinus sufferers can now count on major improvement in their conditions for longer periods of time. By following these treatments, most sufferers will find that they feel much better. In my practice, some of my patients have described the relief that they have obtained with chronic sinus care and management as “a new lease on life.”

Sinus Tips:
In the past, physicians recommended that their patients with chronic sinusitis and/or allergies move to another part of the country, where the climate was different, thinking that
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Throat sprays are appropriate when you are experiencing a sore throat caused by postnasal drip or during an acute flare-up of a chronic infection. Some products may contain an anti
Nasal emollients and gels allow mucus to glide over dry ciliated hair cells so that it can move through the sinuses with ease. These are useful for soothing your dry nasal membrane
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.