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I have a sinus problem that just doesnt go away

I am trying to get more details on a sinus problem Well I have a sinus problem that just doesnt go away. I was wondering if you could give me more details on the the article in TOI yesterday on a new surgery (balloon something...) for allergic rhinitis i met a whole lot of doctors diagnosis was allergic rhinitis and sinusitis i have pain around the sinus, keep sneezing non stop from 5.30 am to 7 am tried homeopathy and ayurveda too - no avail
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jan 2010
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Balloon Sinuplasty is a new technique to treat Chronic Sinusitis by gently and firmly opening up the drainage pathways of the Para-Nasal Sinuses. It is a softer option than FESS (traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery). However it is still major surgery as the balloon pressures are very high to remodel the bone.

Chronic Sinusitis or Chronic Rhino-sinusitis is any infection or swelling of the sinus/s due to allergy or immune deficiency states not responding to medical therapy in-spite of six to eight weeks treatment.

If your symptoms are purely allergic, a good nasal steroid spray along with anti-allergic tablets at night will help control your symptoms.

Please remember that non-specific allergies such as to breeze, dust, use of hot / cold water, stepping onto a cold floor with bare feet, sudden changes in temperature, humidity and light can also be involved.

Answered: Fri, 15 Jan 2010
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the sinuses usuallly drain into nose as the sinus fills up so there is hole that drains the sinuses which is made bigger it depends on the surgeon whether you need this procedure or not so first go to the ent surgeion and confirm whether you need one or not.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
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