Chronic sinusitis symptoms can make you miserable and impact your quality of life. In order to get relief you need to make the right treatment decision with your doctor.
Over the last 2 years the Balloon Sinuplasty technology has emerged as a new complement to existing approaches. The information below summarizes the primary approaches for treating chronic sinusitis.
Sinusitis is typically treated first with medication. Treatment with antibiotics or topical nasal steroid sprays is often successful in reducing mucosal swelling fighting infection and relieving obstructions of the sinus opening (ostium). Inhaling steam or use of saline nasal sprays or drops can also help relieve sinus discomfort. However at least 20% of patients do not respond adequately to medications.