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Treatment modalities for sinusitis?

I have been suffering from Sinusitis for the past 12 years. Now that I am working in a software firm I find it very uncomfortable. Can you suggest me the latest Treatment modalities available.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Jan 2010
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The air chambers in the bone behind your cheeks, eyebrows and jaw are called sinuses. They make mucus, a fluid that cleans bacteria and other particles out of the air you breathe. A condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed is called Sinusitis. It can occur because of changes in temperature or air pressure, decongestant nasal sprays (excessive use), smoking, and swimming or diving can also increase your risk of getting sinusitis. Some people have growths called polyps that block their sinus passages. Symptoms of sinusitis are 1) Headache when you wake up in the morning is typical of a sinus problem. 2) Pain when your forehead over the frontal sinuses when touched. 3) Heaviness in the head while bending the head. 4) Upper jaw and teeth to ache and your cheeks to become tender to the touch. 5) Fever 6) Weakness or Tiredness 7) Runny nose or nasal congestion. Pain on pressure in some areas of the face (forehead, cheeks or between the eyes) is often a sign of blocked sinus drainage and can be a sign of acute sinusitis. Other more common include a stuffy nose, fever and an ache in your upper teeth. Treatment would include antibiotic (medicine that kills bacteria). You may take an antibiotic for 10 to 14 days on doctor?s prescription, but you will usually start feeling better in a couple of days after you start taking it however it is essential for you to complete the entire course. Remedies for Sinusitis: 1) Sip hot liquids and drink plenty of fluids. 2) Lying down on the side that lets you breathe the best. 3) Hot fomentation or apply moist heat by holding a warm, wet towel against your face or breathing in steam. 4) Don?t use a nose spray with a decongestant for more than 3 days. 5) Use an over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen for pain. 6) Gentle heat applied over the inflamed area is comforting. 7) Consult an ENT surgeon at the earliest.
Answered: Mon, 25 Jan 2010
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