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What Are Your Sinus Treatment Options?

The first line of treatment for sinusitis is medical therapy, including drugs such as antibiotics and steroids. While the specific regimen is at the discretion of the physician, extensive medical therapy typically includes:

  • Antibiotic therapy for at least four weeks
  • Trial of inhaled steroids
  • Nasal lavage
  • Allergy assessment

For some sufferers, medical therapy may fail to resolve symptoms or only provide temporary relief. This may be due to an underlying physical obstruction that drugs cannot address. Some patients become stuck in a cycle of repeat rounds of drugs to address symptoms, which may lead to antibiotic resistance or problems with steroid use.
The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.

When Medical Therapy Fails - Advanced Treatment Options

Many patients suffer from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis for which relief cannot be attained by medical therapy. Others are only able to achieve temporary relief. At the Boca Raton Ear & Sinus Surgery, we have the knowledge and expertise to offer advanced treatment options, including:

  • Delivers instant, lasting relief
  • Convenient, comfortable office procedure
  • Quick recovery—most patients return to normal activity in 24 hours
  • May reduce healthcare costs

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Take the first step toward relief from your symptoms.

References

1 Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.

2 Kemppainen TP, Tuomilehto H, Kokki H, Seppä J, Nuutinen J. Pain Treatment and recovery after endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2007 Aug; 117(8): 1434-1438.

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