Medical Treatment for acute sinusitis
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A Acute sinusitis
is a condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages or sinuses become swollen and inflamed.
Systemic corticosteroids for acute sinusitis
. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
Often, acute sinusitis
clears up after several weeks without treatment.
The organisms (aerobic bacteria) most commonly associated with acute sinusitis
are: Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis.
Both types of acute sinusitis
cause nasal congestion, thick mucus secretions, and facial pain or pressure.
-- This is an acute infection of the sinuses and presents usually with nasal discharge and frontal headache.
Washington, August 8 ( ANI ): Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis
, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, scientists found in a randomized controlled trial.
Decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation for acute sinusitis
Results: Out of 43 patients clinically suspected of having acute sinusitis
, x ray PNS shows imaging findings of acute sinusitis
in 26 (60%) patients while 17 patients were having normal x-ray PNS.
In primary care settings, the common diagnosis made in children with respiratory symptoms are; sore throat (acute nasopharyngitis, acute tonsillitis and acute pharyngitis), acute otitis media, acute sinusitis
, common cold and acute cough/bronchitis.
In both acute sinusitis
and bronchitis there was a clear association between the level of CRP and the prescribing of antibiotics and where CRP testing was not performed, significant numbers of patients received antibiotics which may not have been necessary.
or severe nasal congestion that is unresponsive to conservative measures may be treated with a short course of one of these agents, provided the patient stops using the drug after 3 to 5 days.
tends to last from a few days to a month.
By confirming that there is no difference between the effect of therapeutic ultrasound compared with antibiotics, except for a faster benefit in terms of pain around the nose, this study provides evidence that ultrasound can be used as an alternative intervention to antibiotics for acute sinusitis
. Furthermore, therapeutic ultrasound had no serious side-effects.