1. What is sinusitis?
Sinuses are the cavities present around the nasal passage. When these cavities are inflamed the condition is called sinusitis.
2. What are the causes of sinusitis?
Some of the causes of inflammation of the sinuses include: small outgrowths in the nasal linings called nasal polyps, common cold, a deviation in the septum dividing the nasal cavity and swelling in the linings of the nasal cavity called allergic rhinitis.
3. What are the ways to avoid sinusitis?
Methods to prevent infections of the sinuses include avoiding smoke and pollution that may affect your nasal cavity, keeping the nasal lining moist by using nasal saline spray, frequent washing of hands and effective management of allergies.
4. Is surgery required to cure sinusitis?
A majority of the individuals with sinusitis do not need to undergo surgery to cure their condition. Lifestyle changes along with medicines can help in the treatment. However, doctor may suggest the most suitable therapy and decide if surgery is required.
5. Is sinusitis a chronic condition?
Sinusitis can be acute or chronic. However, it can be called a chronic condition when it stays for three months or more, even after using appropriate treatments.