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What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a common condition in which the lining of the sinus becomes inflamed or swollen. Sinusitis is commonly known as a sinus infection. The sinus is an air-filled pocket located in between the eyes, nose, and behind the forehead or cheekbones.
They produce mucus to keep the nose moist, filter air, and protect against germs, dust, or allergens. Sometimes, germs grow on sinus cavities and cause an infection. Numerous conditions, including the common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), a deviated septum, allergies, environmental smoke, etc., can result in sinusitis.
Sinus infection can be treated with medications or preventive steps at an initial stage. If the infection becomes chronic, surgery is the option to clear the blocked sinus. FESS is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure to treat severe sinus infections.


Types of Sinus
  • Ethmoid sinus &ndash

  • Between the eyes

    Frontal sinus &ndash

  • Behind the forehead

    Maxillary sinus &ndash

  • Behind the cheekbones 
  • Sphenoid sinus &ndash

  • Under the base of the skull 
Types of Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)
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    Acute Sinusitis: 2 to 4 weeks

    Subacute Sinusitis: 4 to 12 weeks

    Chronic Sinusitis: 12 weeks or longer

    Recurrent Sinusitis: Multiple times in a year

Symptoms of Sinusitis
  • Symptoms of Sinusitis

    Severe headache

    Facial pressure or jaw-dropping

    Sore throat

    Nasal congestion

    Breathing problems 

Causes of Sinusitis
  • Airborne allergies

    Deviated nasal septum

    Previous medical problems 

  • Nasal polyps

    Viral infections such as the common cold , flu, etc.

Risk and Complications
  • Prolonged viral infection such as the common cold , flu, etc

    Nasal polyps, a small growth in the lining of the sinus that can lead to inflammation and swelling

    Sensitive towards seasonal allergies 

  • A deviated nasal septum

    A weak immune system as a result of the medication or a medical condition

    Being sensitive to substances like dust, pollen, and animal hair



Diagnostic Tests

Your surgeon will recommend various pre-operative  tests to have a clear understanding of your sinus infection. Some of the common diagnostic tests are mentioned below:

Imaging tests: Your surgeon may recommend some imaging tests, such as CT Scan, and X-ray, to see the exact root cause of swelling, inflammation, and blockage. 

Allergy test: An allergy can also be a leading cause of a sinus infection. In this case, an allergy test proves helpful in determining if it is responsible for your nasal blockage. 

Nasal Endoscopy: Your surgeon will use a thin, flexible endoscopic fiber tool to detect the prime suspect of sinus infection such as nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum, tumors etc.

Swab Test: In this case, the surgeon will take the nasal congestion discharge sample to determine whether it is a bacterial infection or viral. 

Sinusitis Treatment- Medications or Self Care

The best treatment for sinusitis is always a combination of medication and self-care. Listed below are some medications that can provide sufficient relief at the beginning of your condition.

Antibiotics: When a bacteria-causing infection occurs, antibiotics can be taken. The antibiotics won’t work on viral infection. 

Nasal Sprays: Use decongestant nasal sprays to open the blockage of sinus infections. Don’t use them frequently, excessive use of nasal sprays can reverse the effect and actually make your congestion worse. 

Humidifier: Use a humidifier to keep the air moist and avoid air dryness to relieve nasal congestion. 

Water Steam: Take water steam through the mouth or nose to relieve nasal swelling, pain and inflammation. It can ease congestion too. 

Drink plenty of water: It can make your mucus thin and relieve congestion. Drink warm fluids like warm water, soup, green tea, honey or ginger tea, etc. 

Sinusitis Treatment- Surgical Method

When the medications stop working and infections become chronic, then surgery is the last resort for sinusitis. 

FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery): This is a minimally invasive procedure and usually takes around 1 to 3 hours to complete.

  • Your surgeon will give you anesthesia to sedate your nasal area. 
  • Using an endoscopy, the surgeon will remove the infected bone, tissue, or polyps that may be blocking your sinus. 
  • In some cases, a small rotating burr may be used to scrape the tissue out.
  • Your ENT surgeon will pack your nose with a bandage and cotton swab to absorb blood or discharge.

Contact Pristyn Care for advanced FESS surgery in Pallavaram to treat Sinus permanently.

Why choose Pristyn Care for in FESS?

Best ENT Clinics For Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery


Advanced Surgery Using A Debrider

At Pristyn Care, you can avail advanced sinus surgery with a microdebrider for better results and quicker recovery with low chances of recurrence.


Experienced ENT Surgeons

At Pristyn Care, we have ENT surgeons with 8-10 years of experience in performing advanced FESS surgery with successful results.


Over 95% Success Rate

FESS surgery at Pristyn Care has a success rate of over 95%, thanks to our advanced treatment facilities, expert surgeons, and state-of-the-art treatment centers.


Consultations With Diagnostic Endoscopy

At Pristyn Care, you can avail pre and postoperative consultations along with diagnostic endoscopy for diagnostic confirmation and treatment planning. You will also receive follow-up checkups with your ENT surgeon after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have sinusitis, when should I consult a doctor?

If you have the following symptoms, then you should consult an ENT specialist:

  • Severe pain, enlargement, or reddening around the eyes
  • If the signs and symptoms last for more than a week
  • Seeing things differently or having double vision
  • Symptoms that are intensifying in severity
  • Chronic or recurrent sinusitis
  • A recurring fever
  • Rigidity in the neck

How long does FESS surgery take?

It usually takes around 1 to 3 hours to complete the procedure but the duration may vary for each individual according to the severity of the condition. 

What to avoid after sinus surgery?

  • Here are some common things you should avoid after sinus surgery: Avoid nose blowing after the procedure for at least 7 to 10 days. 
  • Avoid strenuous activities such as weightlifting, heavy exercises etc. 
  • Don’t smoke or take alcohol after the procedure 
  • Avoid wearing makeup or jewelry on your face
  • Avoid spicy or hard foods

Are there any complications of the FESS procedure?

Yes. Every surgical treatment comes with pros and cons. Even though FESS is a safe and effective procedure for sinusitis treatment, it still has some complications. It includes:

Loss of smell

Double vision

Facial pressure

Unusual nasal bleeding 

CSF leakage (cerebral spinal fluid)

How much time will it take to recover after sinus surgery?

Ideally, you can return back to your work in a week or can resume your normal routine within two weeks. 

Insurance Coverage

Many Indian health insurance provider companies cover FESS procedures under insurance. You may need second surgery when the primary surgery hasn’t provided you enough relief. In this case, the second surgery is also covered under the insurance. 

Here are some insurance providers that cover FESS procedures in India:

  • Star Health Insurance
  • New India Health Insurance
  • Bajaj Allianz
  • Religare
  • ICICI Lombard

You can directly ask your insurance provider about your insurance coverage. If your treatment gets covered under insurance, we at Pristyn Care can also help you claim the insurance and let you be free to prepare for the procedure. 

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