chronic sinusitis


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chronic sinusitis

Inflammation of the sinuses that empty into the nasal cavity.
 
Aetiology
Allergic rhinitis, nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum, tooth abscesses,upper respiratory tract infections (URIs).

chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinus infection ENT Inflammation of the sinuses that empty into the nasal cavity Etiology Allergic rhinitis, nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum, tooth abscesses, URIs

Patient discussion about chronic sinusitis

Q. What Is the Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis? My daughter has been suffering from sinusitis for years now. We've tried all possible drugs but nothing really seems to help her anymore. Is there another option for treating chronic sinusitis?

A. For chronic or recurring sinusitis, referral to an otolaryngologist may be indicated for more specialist assessment and treatment, which may include nasal surgery. However, for most patients the surgical approach is not superior to appropriate medical treatment. Surgery should only be considered for those patients who do not experience sufficient relief from optimal medication. A relatively recent advance in the treatment of sinusitis is a type of surgery called FESS - functional endoscopic sinus surgery, whereby normal clearance from the sinuses is restored by removing the anatomical and pathological obstructive variations that predispose to sinusitis.

Q. What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis? I have chronic rhinitis but it is hard to tell if I have sinusitis.

A. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavities. The names specify the location. It can be caused by anything, if gonorrhea bacteria will enter the nasal cavities and infect them- that is sinusitis also. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the internal nose. Again can be caused by anything. The way to differentiate- the sinuses are a closed space. If it fills with liquid too much- it’ll hurt.

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Scientists supported by NIAID and other institutions are investigating whether chronic sinusitis has genetic causes.
RH : The treated group of 10 subjects was compared to an untreated control group of 18 subjects, all of whom were selected for inclusion in the study due to chronic sinusitis conditions.
Though the sinuses' underlying purpose is still unclear, they are all too familiar to American doctors and their patients because of what happens when the thin tissues lining them become inflamed, as occurs in chronic sinusitis.
The advent of functional endoscopic sinus surgery, to replace the more traditional Caldwell-Luc procedure as the treatment of choice of chronic sinusitis, has placed new demands on imaging of the paranasal sinuses.
Research has linked cases of chronic sinusitis to growths in the sinuses called nasal polyps and a deviated septum in the nose, which can cause blockages.
Laid up with chronic sinusitis, the poor girl is expectorating at a rate of knots, and it ain't pretty.
A reappraisal of nasal saline solution use in chronic sinusitis. Chest 2003; 124:2036-2037.
However, a state court did not find that the woman's exposure to smoke was a legal cause of her medical problems, which also include chronic sinusitis and bronchitis.
SAN ANTONIO -- Consider the diagnosis of fungal sinusitis in patients with chronic sinusitis, especially if nasal polyps are present, Dr.
Philip Scheinberg's study detail a new treatment option for patients currently suffering from sinus infections related to chronic sinusitis. According to the Center for Disease Control, sinusitis is the most prevalent chronic condition facing Americans, with 32 million suffering from chronic sinusitis.
Otherwise, chronic sinusitis can cause what is known as post-nasal drip where there is a intermittent flow of mucus down the back of the throat, which is often worse at night.
Chronic sinusitis, sinusitis that persists for at least 3 weeks, affects an estimated 32 million people in the United States.

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