The Treatment and Diagnosis of Sinusitis

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom MD, Family Physician, discusses The Treatment and Diagnosis of Sinusitis

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Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom MD, Family Physician, discusses The Treatment and Diagnosis of Sinusitis
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Featuring Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom, MD
Video Title: The Treatment and Diagnosis of Sinusitis
Duration: 1 minute, 14 seconds

Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses.

And the sinuses are hollow spaces in your face that are lined with mucus membranes. The most common symptom of sinusitis would be pressure or pain over the location of the sinuses as well as a post-nasal drip, headache and fever.

The treatment for sinusitis depends on which type of sinusitis it is. It could be viral, in that case the treatment is purely symptomatic, which consist of decongestants and nasal flushes; whereas if it's bacterial, the treatment consists of antibiotics.

Now, there could be other underlying factors that could play a role in the treatment of your sinusitis, factors like allergies, nasal polyps, as well as anatomical structural defects like a broken nose with a deviated septum. All of these things can play a role in the ultimate treatment of your sinusitis

Therefore it is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the exact treatment for your sinusitis.

Presenter: Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.