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Suggest treatment for chronic sinusitis

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Dr. Sumit Bhatti

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Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: What is the cure for sinusitis
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Sinusitis can be treated successfully in most cases.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. The cure depends whether you have acute or chronic sinusitis (lasting more than 4-8 weeks) and if there is allergic rhinitis (allergy, sneezing, nasal discharge, nasal blockage, eye symptoms).

2. Allergic rhinits is best treated with avoiding allergens based on allergy tests (such as AllergoSPT, Allergodip, Food Detective, FoodPrint and so on). Medical treatment consists of anti-histamines, anti-leukotrienes, steroid nasal sprays, steam inhalation, saline nasal washes (such as Nasowash, Physiomer) and anti-reflux treatment.

3. The gold standard investigation for sinusitis is a plain CT Scan. Surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis includes FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery), Balloon Sinuplasty, Septoplasty, Radio-frequency and Coblation assisted surgeries.

4 Cure rates include more than 85-90% reduction in signs and symptoms with a combination of the above treatment modalities.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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