Sinusitis is a common ENT condition marked by the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Although common, it can be pretty uncomfortable and painful and may require medical intervention in some cases. This condition can be reversed through medicine or surgery, based on the severity of the condition. Get in touch with Pristyn Care- India’s leading healthcare provider, to get the best Sinus infection. Book your consultation with our experienced ENT specialists now.
Sinusitis is a common ENT condition marked by the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Although common, it can be pretty uncomfortable and painful and ... Read More
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Sinusitis is a condition in which the inflammation of the sinuses occurs. Sinuses are air-filled spaces positioned behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes. This condition can arise due to various factors, including viral or bacterial infections, allergies, or structural problems in the nasal passages. Common symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, nasal congestion, headaches, thick nasal discharge, and a diminished sense of smell. The treatment of sinusitis depends on the severity of the condition and symptoms you are experiencing.
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There are three types of sinusitis on the basis of the severity of the condition:
There are 4 types of sinusitis on the basis of their location:
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A doctor usually begins diagnosis by evaluating medical history and a thorough physical examination to check for tenderness in the nose and throat. To examine the nose more precisely, a healthcare provider uses a medical device to open the nose and apply medicines that constrict the blood vessels in the nose. A healthcare provider may flashlight inside the nose to check for inflammations, fluids, nasal polyps, and tumors. Moreover, a doctor usually recommends the following diagnostic tests to understand the severity of the condition:
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The treatment of sinusitis depends on the severity of the condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. There are two treatment options for sinusitis, surgical and non-surgical.
A healthcare provider usually recommends surgery when the symptoms of sinus infection become severe and unmanageable through medicines and therapies. In most cases of chronic sinusitis, a doctor recommends surgery. A sinus surgery generally involves removing the infected sinus, nasal polyps, or bone or treating other conditions that might be causing the symptoms. The three most commonly performed sinusitis surgeries and their procedures are as follows:
FESS is the most commonly performed surgery for the sinus. It is usually performed to widen the passages between the nose and sinuses to remove bone-infected tissues to allow the trapped mucus to drain out. This surgery is performed with the help of an endoscope, which allows doctors to look inside the nose and sinuses and perform the surgery with precision. During the surgery, a doctor puts a decongestant and numbing solution in the nose. After that, a surgeon inserts surgical tools along with the endoscope to extract bone, damaged tissue, or polyps that may be causing the blockage in your sinuses. Finally, the doctor packs the nose with bandages to soak blood or discharge.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive surgery usually performed to treat sinusitis with the help of an endoscope. A small balloon is inserted into the nose with the help of an endoscope and catheter, which increases the passageway to the sinus. The surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia. During the procedure, a doctor gives anesthesia to sedate the patient. It is injected in the tissue lining of the nose. After that, the doctor inserts a catheter into the nose with the help of an endoscope. The doctor then puts a small balloon in the sinus and inflates it slowly to unblock the sinuses, and lastly, the balloon is removed.
Caldwell Luc Surgery is performed when other treatment options fail to relieve the condition. In this surgery, doctors access the sinuses through a new opening in the maxillary sinus, which is located behind the neck. The surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia to sedate the patient. After that, a healthcare provider makes an incision in the gum, between the upper lip and gum tissue, to access the wall of the maxillary sinus. In the next step, a small hole is made in the sinus wall to remove the damaged tissue or bone which is causing the problem. An endoscope is used to widen the opening of the sinus. Finally, sutures are used to close the gum incision.
Sinusitis surgery provides numerous benefits for individuals facing severe or recurrent sinusitis symptoms. Here are some advantages of sinusitis surgery:
You must follow all the instructions provided by your healthcare provider to promote healing after the surgery. It may include wound care, medication usage, and nasal care.
Like any surgical procedure, sinusitis surgery carries certain risks and complications, including:
A doctor usually recommends certain lifestyle changes after undergoing sinusitis surgery to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. These changes can help improve the outcome of the surgery and support long-term sinus health. Here are some common lifestyle adjustments that may be suggested:
Sinus surgery costs can be different for each individual. The minimum cost of sinus surgery is around Rs. 45,000, which can go up to Rs. 70,000. The variation in the cost of sinus surgery can be attributed to various factors, consisting of but not limited to the following:
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Sinuses are a part of the respiratory system. They pockets of air that connect to your nasal cavities, They produce mucus which is responsible for keeping your nose moist and collect dirt particles, germs, allergens, etc They also help in lightening the weight of the head, increasing the resonance of speech, and heating and humidifying the air we inhale. There are 4 paranasal sinuses, named- maxillary, ethmoid, sphenoid, and frontal sinuses.
Research says that 1 in 8 persons in India has sinusitis. This condition is very common and affects several people every year. Even though it can affect anyone, it is relatively more common in people with nasal allergies, asthma, abnormal nose structures, and nasal polyps.
Sinusitis can exhibit several symptoms. Individuals with sinusitis generally show a combination of the following symptoms:
In most cases, sinusitis gets better on its own and does not require medical intervention. If you experience symptoms of sinusitis, you can try the following home remedies to treat this condition at home:
Yes. Recurrent sinusitis is quite common. Several people experience sinusitis multiple times in a year. If someone experiences more than 4 episodes of sinusitis, he/she might have recurrent sinusitis.
Not really. In most cases, sinusitis subsides on its own and does not require medical intervention. In some other cases, treatment through medicines offer relief to the patients. Surgery is required in severe cases of sinusitis, when medicines and other methods fail to offer relief from the condition.
The nasal passage and breathing will return to normal within 2 to 3 weeks of the surgery. However, you might have to see the doctor for a couple of months after surgery.
When sinusitis turns chronic, surgery becomes requisite. Therefore, in such cases, surgery is deemed a medical necessity, and it’s therefore covered under medical insurance. However, the amount of coverage may vary. We suggest reaching out to your insurance provider to know more about the insurance coverage for sinusitis surgery.
The following tips can help you prevent sinusitis in the first place:
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