If acute sinusitis is caused by allergies, then the patient usually also requires immunotherapy to help reduce the body’s reaction to substances that make allergy sufferers.
While the treatment of chronic sinusitis is usually aimed at reducing sinus inflammation, keeping the nasal passages dry, eliminating causes, reducing sinusitis attacks.
Some ways to relieve chronic sinus infection treatments are:
- Saline nasal irrigation, able to reduce the gathering of fluids and cleared substances that cause irritation and allergies.
- Warm compresses, helps to reduce pain in sinus and nasal cavities.
- Decongestants spray and nasal drops, follow doctor’s instructions for the duration of use.
Sometimes antibiotics are needed if the cause of sinusitis is a bacterial infection. Just like acute sinusitis, the doctor will give immunotherapy if sinusitis is caused by an allergic reaction.
Sinus Infection treatment for chronic condition
If treatment and treatment do not also make the chronic sinusitis condition improve, usually due to the imperfect sinus structural abnormalities so that the sinus outlet is blocked. So doctors can also take a sinus surgery step. This operation is very effective in reducing the symptoms that appear.
The surgical procedure will be performed under the general anesthetic effect for the patient, but this surgery can also be done with local anesthesia. The patient’s nose will be numbed.
When surgery, the surgeon will insert the endoscope into the nose. The endoscope is a small tube with a camera lens at the end to enlarge the view from inside the nose. The doctor can see the open part of the sinus drainage channel. After this, the surgeon will do:
-Appointment of tissues, such as nasal polyps that block the affected sinus tract.
-Pumping small balloons to open drainage channels from sinuses. This process is better known as the dilation of a balloon catheter.
This operation aims to improve your sinus drainage and help the sinus function normally again. The surgeon will also insert an implant that can eventually dissolve by itself. This implant will keep the sinus open and can channel the steroid mometasone directly to the sinus wall.