Treatment options for sinusitis can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Intranasal steroids, topical vasoconstrictors, and antibiotic therapy are some of the most common treatments.
1) Intranasal steroids
Intranasal steroids are a form of medication used to treat sinusitis. They are inhaled directly through the nose, allowing them to be directly administered to the sinuses. Intranasal steroids work by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages and sinuses, reducing swelling and congestion. This allows for improved airflow and drainage of mucus from the sinuses, relieving symptoms of sinusitis such as headaches, facial pain, and difficulty breathing.
The benefits of intranasal steroids for sinusitis are significant. For acute sinusitis, they can reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness. For chronic sinusitis, intranasal steroids can help prevent the recurrence of the condition and reduce the need for other medications, such as antibiotics. Intranasal steroids are also thought to reduce the need for sinus surgery in some cases.