Sinusitis Treatment: Our Providers
Approach to Medical Therapy
At ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates, we follow the established clinical guidelines for treating sinusitis. Our first line treatment is medical therapy - which may include a range of medications designed to address your particular illness and symptoms. Depending on your needs, ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates may recommend:
Nasal Steroids for
Treatment of Sinusitis
Nasal steroid sprays can decrease the swelling in the mucous membrane lining of the sinuses and help to both treat AND prevent sinus infections. Some of our patients are reluctant to take medications containing steroids, as they can have side effects when taken over a longer period of time. You can find out more about steroid sprays in the package insert or discuss possible side effects during your ENT specialist visit.
Antibiotics and sinusitis
If sinus inflammation has led to the development of a bacterial infection, we may prescribe antibiotics to deal with symptoms related to that infection.
Decongestant nasal drops
Decongestant nose drops or nasal sprays aim to soothe the mucous membranes and reduce swelling. This may make it easier to breathe through your nose.
When Medical Therapy Fails -
Treatment Options at
ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates
At ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates we see many patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis for whom medical therapy fails or only provides temporary relief. For these patients, we have developed expertise in more advanced treatment options including: