Chronic sinusitis occurs when the tissue lining the facial sinuses becomes inflamed for at least three months. Chronic sinusitis usually involves nasal airway swelling (rhinitis). The causes of chronic sinusitis include nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum, medical conditions, respiratory tract infections, and allergies. Read more: What Causes Chronic Sinusitis? Article
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Related Disease Conditions
Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Sinus infection (sinusitis) is caused by allergies, infection, and chemicals or other irritants of sinuses. Signs and symptoms are headache, fever, and facial tenderness, pressure, or pain. Treatments of sinus infections are generally with antibiotics and at times, home remedies.
Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip
Chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip symptoms include an itchy, runny nose, sneezing, itchy ears, eyes, and throat. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) usually is caused by pollen in the air. Perennial allergic rhinitis is a type of chronic rhinitis and is a year-round problem, often caused by indoor allergens, such as dust, animal dander, and pollens that may exist at the time. Treatment of chronic rhinitis and post nasal drip are dependent upon the type of rhinitis condition.
Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- cromolyn - nasal, Nasalcrom
- Nasal Decongestants
- sodium chloride - intranasal spray (Ocean, Ayr Saline, Humist, NaSal, Little Noses, Ocean)
- decongestant spray - nasal
- Nasal Allergy Medications
- fluticasone (Flonase, Flonase Allergy Relief)
- decongestant drops - nasal
- fluticasone furoate nasal spray (Veramyst)
- budesonide nasal inhaler (Rhinocort Allergy, Rhinocort Aqua)
- triamcinolone acetonide nasal inhaler (Nasacort)
- cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued)
- flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)
- beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, Beconase