Allergists treat the underlying medical causes of chronic sinusitis. Non-surgical treatment options include antibiotics, steroids, nasal saline irrigation, mucus-thinning agents, antihistamines, nasal decongestants, and analgesics.
How do you treat chronic sinusitis without surgery?
TreatmentNasal corticosteroids. Saline nasal irrigation, with nasal sprays or solutions, reduces drainage and rinses away irritants and allergies.Oral or injected corticosteroids. Allergy medications. Aspirin desensitization treatment, if you have reactions to aspirin that cause sinusitis and nasal polyps. •16 Jul 2021
Can chronic sinusitis be cured?
In short, chronic sinusitis can be cured but is likely to require some sort of ongoing medical treatment or plan. To find out if a patient has chronic sinusitis, a doctor will first have to do a diagnostic work-up.
Why is my sinusitis not going away?
It can be caused by a few conditions. The most common is a viral infection, such as a cold, that does not go away. Bacteria, allergies, or other causes may be responsible. Chronic sinusitis, also called chronic rhinosinusitis, is a particularly persistent type of sinusitis.
Can sinus infection be seen on MRI?
MRI is excellent for evaluating soft tissue disease within the sinuses, but it is of little value in the diagnostic workup for acute sinusitis. This type of imaging may be too sensitive to define soft tissue structures. MRI is not useful for detecting bone pathology.
Why do I always have sinusitis?
Its possible for an acute sinus infection to develop into a chronic infection over time. However, most chronic sinus infections are caused by: Problems with the physical structure of your sinuses such as nasal polyps, narrow sinuses, or a deviated septum. Allergies such as hay fever that cause inflammation.