Q. What are the treatment options for chronic sinusitis?

Answered by
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 04, 2016

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from nasal blockage for the past 1.5 months. Generally, I have cold and cough problems from past 10 to 12 years, which becomes worse during the weather change. Earlier, I had breathing problem, but have been experiencing nose blockage now. The nose will be blocked from both the sides during the day if I sit in AC room. I feel better if I keep moving or stay in a warm room. The doctor has suggested me to go for surgery. So, I wanted to check if surgery is the only option or can it be treated with medication. Also, I wanted to know if I go for surgery, then what are the risks involved.

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetology Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

An ENT doctor would have advised you to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty.

Surgery is the treatment of choice , because your problem seems to be chronic (from longer duration).

If you do not want surgery, then you can take nasal spray (a combination of steroid and antihistamines) for a month, mucolytics for a week and antibiotics for 14 days.

Early morning jogging is really good for patients having sinusitis. Please follow the advice for a month and check if you have any improvement in your symptoms.

Since the pollution levels are high in your locality, I would advise you to do exercise and jogging at home itself.

For further information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist


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