Chronic sinusitis is the result of long term irritation to the sinus cavities that have resulted in inflammation and swelling. In most cases, the sinuses fill with air as we breathe. For a person with chronic sinusitis, the nasal passages and sinuses can become so inflamed that they begin to trap bacteria, viruses, allergens and other airborne contaminants. This buildup of foreign matter can eventually lead to other chronic health problems, including bronchitis and pneumonia.
Chronic sinusitis can be caused by a variety of issues including:
- Allergic reactions
- Deviated nasal septum
- Hay fever and other pollen related allergies
- Trauma to the face
- Nasal polyps
- Chemical irritants
- Immune system cells
The long term exposure to irritants and allergens can aggravate sinusitis and cause it to become more severe over time. While alleviating the symptoms associated with allergies and other upper respiratory issues will help, the one sure way of controlling chronic sinusitis is to address the cause.
ENT doctors and specialists offer several different treatment options to help minimize the discomfort associated with chronic sinusitis. If the condition is not treated sufficiently, it can lead to recurring upper respiratory infections and other sinus related issues. A few of the most common treatment options include:
- Injected or Oral Corticosteroids
- Saline Nasal Irrigation (nasal sprays)
- Nasal Corticosteroids
- Over the Counter Pain Relievers
The doctor may choose to use one or more of the above listed treatment options, depending on the severity of the case. By finding and remedying the underlying cause of the condition, the symptoms will eventually take care of themselves.
Call our office if you have questions about chronic sinusitis treatment in Plantation. Call Dr. Camysha Wright today at 954-368-8519 and discover the many treatmen options that are available to you. The doctor and her staff offer the highest quality of care to their patients and are willing to answer all of your questions and help you over the discomfort associated with chronic sinusitis and other upper respiratory disorders.