Can sinusitis be prevented?

The prevention of sinusitis depends on it’s cause and there is no single sure shot way of preventing it. A combination of the following precautions can help lower the risk though – Irrigate your sinuses regularly Stay hydrated Be aware of potential allergens Keep away from smoking (both active and passive) and dust Avoid dry …

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Do painkillers help in easing swelling pain associated with sinusitis?

Sinusitis leads to pressure build up in your facial area near nose where sinuses are present and painkillers are useful in relieving the pressure and pain associated. Your sinus doctor would recommend over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers such as ibuprofen. Though they don’t help clearing the infection or the reason behind the sinusitis itself, they help by …

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Do nasal sprays help with sinusitis?

Nasal sprays help provide temporary relief from nasal congestion. Your doctor might recommend using one to relieve symptoms along with medication. Overuse of nasal decongestants can prove counter-productive and make you feel more congested, hence your doctor would recommend using them for not more than 2-3 days. Nasal decongestants are available both as sprays and …

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What are the risks of Sinus surgery?

With the latest advancements in surgical techniques, sinus surgery does not leave any scars or incisions. In case of endoscopic techniques such as Balloon Sinuplasty the procedure is carried out by inserting a thin, flexible instrument called an endoscope into your nostril. The endoscope has a small camera lens on its end which allows the …

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When do I need sinus surgery?

Your doctor might recommend sinus surgery in the following cases – If you are having recurring episodes or chronic sinusitis If there is no improvement in symptoms with medication Your sinusitis is caused by nasal polyps or structural abnormalities such as deviated septum In case you are looking for second opinion, feel free to book …

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Sinusitis in Children

Most of the triggers of Sinusitis are common for children and adults for a few exceptions. Allergies Passive smoke Inhalation of dust and pollution Contracting infection from other children Drinking from bottle while lying on the back Seasonal changes can also lead to nasal congestion which can trigger sinusitis

What are the common Sinusitis triggers?

Sinusitis can be triggered by multiple reasons such as bacterial infection, allergy, etc. The most common sinusitis triggers are as follows – Bacterial or viral infection and rarely fungal Allergens such as pollen, dust mites, etc Third party smoke and particulate matter such as dust and pollutants Dry and cold environment


Sinuses can be Chronic

Did you know? 1 in every 8 person suffer from Sinusitis. Sinuses can be chronic and hamper your quality of life. Book an appointment with SinusDoctor and get relief from Sinusitis.

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