Medical Treatment for Sinus Infections
If you're experiencing symptoms of a sinus infection, you will be treated first with medication and at-home treatment. If symptoms keep returning and an infection becomes chronic, Balloon Sinuplasty may be an option. For more information, call Gulfcoast Ear, Nose & Throat at (727) 942-4005
Sinusitis is typically treated first with medication. Treatment with antibiotics or topical nasal steroid sprays is often successful in reducing mucosal swelling, fighting infection, and relieving obstructions of the sinus openings (ostium). The use of saline nasal sprays or drops can also help relieve sinus discomfort.
However, at least 20% of patients do not respond adequately to medications.1-3
Standard of care begins with medical therapy (antibiotics and steroids). After medical therapy has been attempted, a candidate may have 3 options, depending on the extent and severity of their sinus disease and their ENT’s recommendation:
- Try medical therapy again
- Have an In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty procedure
- Go to the operating room (OR) for surgery under general anesthesia with or without Balloon Sinuplasty
For more information about Balloon Sinuplasty visit balloonsinuplasty.com.
Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.
1. Subramanian H, Schechtman K. A Retrospective Analysis of Treatment Outcomes and Time to Relapse after Intensive Medical Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis. Am J Rhinol. 2002;16(6):303-312.
2. Hessler J, Piccirillo J, et al. Clinical outcomes of chronic rhinosinusitis in response to medical therapy: Results of a prospective study. Am J Rhinol. 2007;21(1):10-18.
3. Lal D, Scianna J, et al. Efficacy of targeted medical therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis, and predictors of failure. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 23,396-400,2009.