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Fungal Sinusitis - Treatment of Fungal Infections of Sinuses
You feel like you are experiencing symptoms of fungal infections of sinuses, you must go to a medical specialist right away to have your condition assessed. It is important to immediately determine the type of infection that you have in order to begin the corresponding treatment. Smile

The Second Kind of Non-Invasive Sinus Infection is the Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
This is caused by the drechslera fungus. In this condition, the sinuses are swollen and they need to be shrunk back to their normal size before the operation. Steroid ointments can work well for this purpose. Some doctors also recommend that you use a nasal wash first. If these methods do not work, that is the only time to go for the surgery. This is the counterpart to our previous paragraph on Sinus. Please read that paragraph to get a better understanding to this paragraph.
  • Most of these cases, the surgery is followed by several days of taking oral medication or steroids to bring down the swelling left in the sinuses.
  • Topical applications may also be required, depending on the type and severity of your condition.

There are Two Kinds of Non-Invasive Fungal Infections of Sinuses
The first is the sinus buster story. This infection is caused by the funguses Aspergillus fumigates, bipolaris and the Curvularia lunata. Surgery is necessary to remove the fungus in these types of infections. Oral medication must be taken daily for a couple of weeks after the operation and your condition must be regularly monitored as well. It was with great optimism that we started out on writing this composition on Sinus. Please don't let us lose this optimism.

However, you still need to seek treatment for these non-invasive infections as they can still cause significant damage to the affected areas if left untreated for a while. Patience was exercised in this article on Sinusitis. Without patience, it would not have been possible to write extensively on Sinusitis.

Non-invasive fungal infections of sinuses do not spread to surrounding parts of the sinuses, which is why many medical practitioners consider this type to be the less dangerous of the two.

Invasive fungal infections of sinuses, on the other hand, have a tendency to spread to surrounding tissues and can quickly reach other areas if not treated right away. For these infections, surgery is the only treatment that is guaranteed to work completely and eliminate all traces of the infection. We have actually followed a certain pattern while writing on Swelling Sinuses. We have used simple words and sentences to facilitate easy understanding for the reader.

Once you start feeling the symptoms of fungal infections of sinuses, it is advisable to go for tests right away. If you turn out to have an invasive form of infection, it is much better to undergo surgery immediately before the fungus has a chance to spread to the surrounding tissues.
  • Make sure that you follow your doctor's instructions to the letter to make sure that you will be completely healed after a few days.
  • Among these invasive forms are the chronic and acute invasive fungal sinusitis and the chronic granulomatous sinusitis.

Regarding Surgery, Dr
Josephson was a pioneer in the procedure called FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) which is now considered state of the art. This procedure uses an endoscope for both a diagnosis as well as during the surgical procedure. This gives the surgeon an excellent view of the area being worked on, and thus there is less bleeding, more accuracy, and packing is rarely necessary, which is very important. He says many of his patients simply go home and go to work the next day. I would have liked him to comment about endoscopic surgery using lasers as well, but he didn't make mention of that technique. People have told me that this laser procedure worked exceptionally well for them. Dr. Josephson is obviously totally committed to FESS, however, and with the micro tools he uses, he apparently is able to keep bleeding and pain levels low for patients, as is the case for endoscopic laser surgery. He also makes no comments about a new surgical procedure called sinuplasty, which is similar in concept to angioplasty. I would certainly like to hear his opinion of that new procedure. Wink

Also included in the book is a discussion about the validity of alternative therapies, like acupuncture, holistic medicine, and chiropractic, for example. I think this is useful, and in fact a niece recently told me she had acupuncture treatments for her sinus problems and she was excited about how much better she felt.

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Chronic Sinus Infection Symptoms Treatment


He wrote at length about new research developments, especially the remarkable work done by Mayo Clinic researchers regarding the effects of fungus on sinusitis. Although the results are still somewhat controversial, this team has shown that an atypical immune response reaction to fungus in certain people to common fungus might be the root cause of sinusitis. The theory is growing in popularity and new topical anti-fungal medications are being developed.
  • The five step plan that Dr.
  • Josephson recommends is presented at the end of the book.
  • The steps are: 1.
  • Take care of your sinuses through proper irrigation. Big Grin
  • A clean living environment is also stressed, and the book has motivated me to break out the bleach bottle and give our bathroom the once over.
  • Molds can apparently grow very rapidly on wet items, so one should be careful about having wet clothes or rags lying around, for example.

He emphasizes that eating the right foods can make a big difference, but he isn't totally dogmatic about it. I was turned off once by another book in which the author stated that one must simply give up certain foods if they wanted to get over sinusitis, and these included cheese, chocolate, wine and all other alcoholic beverages, among other things. For a person like me who lived for several years in France, this would be unbearable. I might mention that for a French person it would be unthinkable. Enhancing your vocabulary is our intention with the writing of this article on Sinus Treatment. We have used new and interesting words to achieve this.

Clean up your environment Be vigilant about food choices Take your medication (i.e., take the entire prescription) Embrace life-altering changes and enjoy your health.
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