I was wondering how common it is, or if it even occurs that a person can not be cured and has to live with severe sinus congestion all their life? I have about given up hope. I have tried just about every OTC medication they make and none of them help at all. Is there some types of congestion that are just untreatable?
There are two types of sinusitis:
Acute sinutitis is when symptoms are present for 4 weeks or less. It is caused by bacteria growing in the sinuses.
Chronic sinusitis is when swelling and inflammation of the sinuses are present for longer than 3 months. It may be caused by bacteria or a fungus.
There is one way:
"In cases resistant to treatment or medication, endoscopic sinus surgery might be an option. For this procedure, the doctor uses a thin, flexible tube with an attached light (endoscope) to explore your sinus passages.
Depending on the source of obstruction, the doctor might use various instruments to remove tissue or shave away a polyp that's causing nasal blockage. Enlarging a narrow sinus opening also may be an option to promote drainage."
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