–decongestant nasal sprays, e.g. Iliadin- to be used for a maximum of 5-7 days
–nasal steroid sprays– e.g. Flixonase, Avamys
–steam inhalations– with or without menthol
–saline nasal irrigation (see post on saline douches)
–antihistamines e.g. Xyzal, Deselex
–mucolytic agents e.g. ACC 200
Ultrasound and physiotherapy are of no known benefit in sinusitis
SURGERY-i.e. FESS or FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY
Surgery is only indicated if symptoms persist in spite of maximal medical therapy.
Prior to undertaking FESS, a CT scan must be done to ascertain the extent of the sinusitis.
Please read the post on FESS for further information
If you think you suffer from sinusitis, and would like help, please book an appointment by calling 031 201 3118.
A detailed history of your problem will be taken. This will be followed by a complete examination of the ears, nose and throat, including nasal endoscopy
You will receive a clear explanation of your problem. The appropriate treatment will be prescribed according to best ENT specialist practice guidelines.
A follow-up visit will be scheduled to assess your progress.
If your symptoms persist, then further investigations will be requested, e.g. a CT scan of the sinuses.
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