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Treatment for Sinusitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I have a sinus problem
User :   can you help me?
Doctor :   Since when are you having this and What measures have you taken till date
User :   since 6 months
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   and had some tablets(citrizene)
User :   28 years: Female:Bangalore:married:55 and 5.3
User :   Dependents: no
Doctor :   Do you have nay fever or any other
Doctor :   symptoms and other related events
User :   I will have severe cold
Doctor :   along with sinusitis
User :   and feel uneasy
User :   I do get headache sometimes
Doctor :   A course of antibiotics can help eliminate sinusitis caused by a bacterial infection.
Doctor :   corticosteroids to reduce swelling if you have severe inflammation of your sinuses.
Doctor :   decongestants or antihistamines (Cetrizine) can help dry up or shrink the backed-up mucus and give temporary relief by helping to drain the sinuses.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Some home remedies that you can try are Flushing the nasal cavity with saline nasal sprays can help loosen dried mucus.
User :   that's just a temporary relief. How about curing it permanently or in a longer run?
User :   home remedies like what?
Doctor :   Wash your hands frequently, especially before meals, to avoid contracting viral, bacterial or fungal infections
Doctor :   Drink plenty of fluids and keep your nasal passages clear when you contract a cold.
Doctor :   Permanent cure could be to get it operated
Doctor :   FESS Flexible Endoscopic Sinus SUrgery are readily done in all places
User :   I was told that, it is because of some alergy
User :   I have sinus problem by the Doctor
Doctor :   Yes there are allergies
Doctor :   they will help clear the sinuses and alos prevent the recurrences
User :   is it possible to know, what the allergy is?
User :   or
User :   how I can prevent it?
User :   like washing hands befoer meals
User :   I actually do it - washing hands before meals
Doctor :   that is the reaction that your body throws to any substance in teh environment it can be any thing and every thing under the sun that you can be allergic to
User :   ok
Doctor :   and the only real measure that you need to follow is to know what is causing the allergy in you nad avoid it
Doctor :   since there are no drugs that can prevent the allergy
User :   how can I know it?
Doctor :   there are tests that are done called the patch test and the prick test they will be
User :   ok
Doctor :   testing the various allergens commonly available and based on The response that you show to any particular allergen your will be told that your are
Doctor :   allergic to thses an you only need to avoid them
Doctor :   Have i answered your Query ?
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User :   so should I undergo "Patch Test"?
User :   or is there some other name?
Doctor :   Yes it will be essential step in helping out with your sinuses and other tests are Skin Prick Test
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
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