What is Chronic Sinusitis?

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Otolaryngologist discusses What is Chronic Sinusitis?

Otolaryngologist discusses What is Chronic Sinusitis?

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Featuring Dr. Amin Javer, MD, FRCSC, FARS Otolaryngologist What is Chronic Sinusitis?

Presenter: Dr. Amin Javer, Otolaryngologist, Vancouver, BC

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What is Chronic Sinusitis? ( 265 participated.)

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One of the causes of chronic sinusitis is an infection.

Explanation:

Chronic sinusitis can be caused by an infection, inflammation of the lining of the sinuses or nasal polyps.

2

Ear pain can be a symptom of chronic sinusitis.

Explanation:

There are a number of symptoms of chronic sinusitis, including ear pain, fatigue, headache, upper jaw aches, bad breath and sore throat.

3

Having asthma doesn’t increase your risk of developing chronic sinusitis.

Explanation:

There are a number of risk factors for chronic sinusitis, including asthma, a deviated nasal septum, hay fever and nasal polyps.

4

Corticosteroids are not an option for people with chronic sinusitis.

Explanation:

Corticosteroids are medications that can relieve the inflammation for severe chronic sinusitis.

5

Surgery is an option for treating chronic sinusitis.

Explanation:

Endoscopic sinus surgery can be an option for people with chronic sinusitis. However, it is usually only used if medication or other treatments don’t work.

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.

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