Sinusitis Treatments

Treatment is typically only necessary if the condition is severe or recurrent. Options include oral or topical antibiotics, decongestants, and antihistamines. In some cases, surgery may be recommended for sinusitis treatment to improve drainage from the sinuses. Simple cases of acute sinusitis may be treated at home with self-care measures such as rest, hydration, and steam inhalation.

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Why Choose SFENTA for Your Sinusitis Treatment?

When it comes to sinus surgery, you want a team that is experienced and qualified. SFENTA South Florida ENT Associates has been treating patients for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide patients with a complete range of ENT care and state-of-the-art treatments. Our network includes over 50 providers, 40 allied professionals, and a dedicated team of administrative staff. We are confident in our ability to provide you with the best possible care.

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What Happens if I Leave My Sinusitis Untreated?

There are a few things that can happen if you leave your sinusitis untreated. First, the inflammation and swelling in your sinuses can worsen, leading to more pain and pressure. This can also cause the mucus in your sinuses to thicken, making it even more difficult to drain. Additionally, the infection can spread to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose, and throat. In severe cases, untreated sinusitis can even lead to meningitis, which is a potentially life-threatening condition. If you think you may have sinusitis, it's important to see a doctor so that you can get proper treatment.

Do I Have Chronic Sinusitis?

There are a few key things that can help you determine whether you have chronic sinusitis. First, it's important to note that sinusitis is simply an inflammation of the sinuses. This can be caused by a variety of things, including allergies, bacteria, and even viruses. However, for it to be considered chronic, this inflammation must last for more than three months. Additionally, people with chronic sinusitis often experience several symptoms, including:

  • Persistent pain in the forehead, cheeks, or bridge of the nose
  • Pain that gets worse when you bend over or lie down
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion
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Sinusitis Treatment FAQ

Do I need sinus surgery?

If you have chronic sinusitis that doesn't respond to medication, you may need endoscopic sinus surgery. This type of surgery opens your sinuses to allow drainage and improve airflow.

What is the recovery like for sinus surgery?

The recovery from endoscopic sinus surgery is usually quick. Most people can go home the same day and return to their normal activities within a week. However, it may take a few months for your sinuses to fully heal.

What are some of the benefits of sinus surgery?

Some of the benefits of sinus surgery include improved drainage of the sinuses, reduced inflammation, and a decrease in the size of the sinus cavities. This can help to improve symptoms such as congestion, pressure, and pain. Sinus surgery can also help to prevent further damage to the sinuses and reduce the risk of complications.

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