If you are like many patients, you may have thought you are experiencing symptoms related to allergies or a cold, when you actually have sinusitis.
Acute Sinusitis is often misdiagnosed as Chronic Sinusitis. Acute Sinusitis: is commonly caused by a bacterial infection in the sinuses associated with an upper respiratory tract infection, can last 2-3 weeks and often resolves with medical management (antibiotic or nasal sprays).
Chronic Sinusitis (also called rhinosinusitis): refers to long-term (12 weeks or greater) swelling and inflammation of the sinuses (mucosal tissue). Chronic sinusitis is often associated with two or more of the following symptoms and in some patients does not resolve with medical management.
Sinusitis symptoms may include two or three of the following:(1)
Balloon Sinuplasty is indicated to treat Chronic Sinusitis. Chronic Sinusitis is best diagnosed by an Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck surgeon (ENT) who has the ability to determine the best sinusitis treatment options for you.
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The following are some of the diagnostic tests that are most commonly ordered to evaluate sinus conditions: