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Sinusitis

Question
Posted by: | 2020/02/25

Q.

Chronic Sinusitis

I have chronic sinusitis. I get a bad sinus infection every 2 months. My GP doesn't believe the surgery works. He has suggested I just take Sinuclear longterm. I'm worried about this, what could it affect taking it longterm? Do you have any other recommendations? I saw an ENT last year who didn't really help (cortisone and antibiotics).

Expert's Reply

A.

Sinusitis Expert
- 2020/02/27

It is not advisable to use a decongestant for more than 5-7 days as a longer course will cause rebound congestion, making the problem worse. We normally advise a nasal steroid spray and a saline rinse daily and if there are still symptoms we do a CT scan of the sinuses to see if there is a role for sinus surgery or not.

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