Choosing The Right Chronic Sinus Infection Treatment

Chronic sinus infections can often lead to stuffy noses and mucus drainage problems, causing prolonged bacteria infections. Chronic sinus infections can be caused by several factors including nasal polyps, a deviated nasal septum, severe medical conditions, respiratory tract infections, and allergies.

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Battling chronic sinus infections

Chronic sinusitis happens when the air-filled spaces in the nasal cavity become swollen and inflamed for at least 3 months straight, even with conventional treatment. The condition can affect children and adults and is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal drainage
  • Facial pressure or fullness
  • Decreases sense of smell

When conventional treatment fails

Acute sinus infections typically associated with a cold can be alleviated with over-the-counter decongestants and mucus-thinning medication. These treatments help relieve congestion and improve nasal drainage. Oral antibiotics can also be used for chronic sinusitis when no underlying infection can be determined. Some chronic sinus infections, however, may require surgery when traditional treatments don’t work.

Adenoidectomy vs tonsillectomy

Tonsils and adenoids are critical soft tissues involved in filtering germs and developing antibodies. Round lymph nodes, called tonsils, are located at the back of the throat and help to strengthen the immune system. Adenoids are found behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. Tonsils can be found on the rear sides of the throat. Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy are the removal of adenoids and tonsils, respectively.

Removing adenoids to relieve chronic sinus infections

Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis can lead to the surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids. Surgical removal of adenoids, specifically, is recommended for people with recurring sinus infections that can’t be helped with antibiotics or those with breathing problems. Enlarged and inflamed adenoids can often be a breeding ground for mucus build-up and bacteria.

Recovering from chronic sinus infections

Smoke and pollution can worsen a patient’s lungs and nasal passages. A humidifier can help add moisture to dry environments. After surgery, patients may experience a sore throat, fever, snoring, pain, and scabs in the mouth. Eating soft foods, drinking plenty of fluids, and getting as much rest as possible is crucial to making a complete recovery. For more information about sinus surgery, speak with an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.

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