Sinusitis

08/20/2012

Sinusitis is the swelling of the tissues that line your sinuses. It is a common condition that may be aggravated by having a cold, a deviated septum, or nasal polyps. There are various treatments for sinusitis. Physicians may prescribe nasal spray to decrease inflammation or oral antibiotics to treat bacteria that may be causing the inflammation. If the sinusitis is caused by a deviated septum or nasal polyps, the surgeons at Coastal Surgery Center may be consulted to provide recommendations and interventions for treatment. Surgical intervention to correct the deformity of the septum or removal of the nasal polyps may be all that is needed to decrease the cause of the sinusitis. The general procedure is called a septoplasty. All options for treatment should be discussed with your surgeon to determine the best course of treatment.