Sinusitis and Nasal Polyps Treatment Options


There are quite a few methods to treat or manage sinusitis and nasal polyps, and this often requires a combination of treatment options. They range from lifestyle changes and over-the-counter remedies, to prescribed medications and surgery. With any method, the goal is to:

With Any Method, the Goal is to . . .

Reduce inflammation (swelling) in the sinuses

Allow the nasal pathways to circulate air properly

Enable mucus to drain

Address symptoms that impact quality of life



There are many ways to treat SINUSITIS and often, SINUSITIS may require a combination of treatment options


sinus surgery options

Sinus Surgery Overview

Endoscopic sinus surgery can offer the chance for meaningful relief from painful sinusitis symptoms. With minimally invasive sinus surgery, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician treats the source of the problem directly, removing any blockage and widening the sinus opening.

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medical treatment for sinusitis, nasal polyps

Medical Management

HOME REMEDY OVERVIEW
For many, trying home remedies for chronic sinusitis is an easy place to start. Home remedies include saline nasal irrigation with a squeeze bottle, a Neti pot or saline sprays to moisten the nasal pathways.

MEDICAL THERAPY OVERVIEW
Medical therapy for sinusitis typically involves physicians prescribing antibiotics to treat infection and/or oral or nasal steroids to treat inflammation.

It can sometimes involve over-the-counter remedies, such as decongestants to shrink blood vessels and tissues and decrease mucus production, antihistamines to dry out the lining of the nose and thicken mucus or fast-acting nasal sprays. These methods are not intended for long-term use.

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balloon sinuplasty, balloon sinus dilation

Balloon Sinus Dilation Overview

Balloon sinus dilation is performed by an ENT surgeon using a balloon catheter. The procedure can be performed either in the operating room or in the physician’s office. Balloons cannot remove inflamed tissue or polyps, but they can help expand the sinus outflow tracts (ostia).

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Could it be sinusitis?


Could your symptoms be signs of chronic sinusitis?

Take the sinusitis self-assessment to find out

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Why find an ENT physician ?

If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you may need to see an ENT physician, who is also called an ear, nose, and throat doctor or an otolaryngologist. These specialized physicians are experts in both the medical and surgical management of chronic sinusitis.

Intersect ENT makes information available about physicians and facilities that offer the PROPEL® mometasone furoate sinus implant. Physicians and facilities are listed based upon proximity to the zip code you have entered.

Learn More About Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a complex and frustrating disease. But learning about the causes, symptoms and treatments available can help you find the solution that is best for you.

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Safety Information

The purpose of the site is to help create awareness about sinusitis and treatment options for the disease. Please note that information contained on this site is not medical advice. It should not be used as a substitute for speaking with your physician. Always talk with your physician about diagnosis and treatment information.

The PROPEL sinus implants are intended for use after sinus surgery to maintain patency and to locally deliver steroids to the sinus mucosa: PROPEL for use in the ethmoid sinus, PROPEL Mini for use in the ethmoid sinus and frontal sinus opening, and PROPEL Contour for use in the frontal and maxillary sinus ostia. The implants are intended for use in patients ≥18 years of age. Contraindications include patients with intolerance to mometasone furoate (MF) or a hypersensitivity to bioabsorbable polymers. Safety and effectiveness of the implants in pregnant or nursing females have not been studied. Risks may include, but are not limited to, pain/pressure, displacement of implant, possible side effects of intranasal MF, sinusitis, epistaxis, and infection. For complete prescribing information see IFU at www.IntersectENT.com. Rx only.

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