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Sinusitis

Question
Posted by: | 2020/09/08

Q.

Continuous sinus problems

Good day Doctor I have had chronic sinusitis trouble for many years needing antibiotics for any combinations of chest,throat or ear every winter until I pleaded with my GP to send me to an ENT which he did whom I saw in August 2006. At the time he said it was not sinus trouble, just post nasal drip and acid reflux and gave me Nexium (which i can't stand and do not want any more of!) but if I had further problems I should call his rooms and he would send me for a sinus scan (as all previous xrays my GP had sent me for never showed any problems). This happened in October 2006 and that is when he said I needed sinus surgery as my sinuses had become badly infected and blocked due to there being no place for them to drain. So he performed a Transectomy, Ethmoidectomy and DPP but the ENT said the problem could return later on in years. Since I had these procedures I have had no problems whatsoever until this winter where I am starting to get some of the clear symptoms I can tell you with my eyes closed! Sinus headaches, sinus pain over the ethmoid and maxilliary sinus areas and blocked stuffy nose to name a few! Is this problem possibly coming back and would a scan only confirm this to be the case or not. Both my ENT who performed my surgery and my long standing GP have retired. Can you offer any advise? Many thanks Angela

Expert's Reply

A.

Sinusitis Expert
- 2020/09/10

Hi Angela. You would need to see a new ENT who could do a scope of the sinuses to see how they look. They would then advise if medication can sort the sinuses out or if you need another surgery.

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