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This inflammation of the sinuses is often caused by a bacterial infection. Sinusitis can occur after a respiratory infection like a common cold.
People with allergies or asthma are more likely to suffer from chronic sinusitis because their airways are likely to become inflamed.
The symptoms of sinusitis include:
It can be difficult to know if symptoms are a sign of sinusitis or are caused by allergies. That’s why it’s important to see an allergist for a proper diagnosis.
The symptoms of sinusitis often go away in about a week. However, some people develop a bacterial infection and need antibiotics.
Chronic sinusitis occurs when symptoms last for more than 8 weeks, despite treatment. To diagnose chronic sinusitis, your allergist will look at medical history and assess your symptoms. A CT scan or allergy testing may be needed to determine what is triggering the inflammation.
Once the triggers are identified, your allergist will develop a treatment plan. Most treatment plans include:
Since allergies can lead to chronic sinusitis, immunotherapy is often the most effective long-term treatment. It will gradually decrease sensitivity to allergens and sinusitis will become less of a problem.
Left untreated, chronic sinusitis can cause frequent sinus, ear, and upper and lower respiratory infections.
The Walk-In Clinic is open to all established KCAA patients, check our hours and locations.
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