After knowing your symptoms and analyzing your medical history, your doctor will perform a physical examination to observe in which parts of the face you have pain and will request a rhinoscopy to rule out any anatomical anomaly in the nose, the state of your nostrils, mucosa, and turbinates. If deemed necessary, they will order a computed tomography and an MRI to observe the nose tissues and bones to make sure that there is a tumor. They will also perform an allergy test or take samples of nasal secretions to analyze in the laboratory and identify the type of bacteria, virus, or fungus that may be causing the infection.
Acute sinusitis is usually treated with antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, nasal decongestants, and oral or injectable corticosteroids. If discomfort continues, you may require endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon dilation sinuplasty, which is a non-surgical procedure that helps remove infected mucus trapped in the nasal passages.
Both cases seek to eradicate the disease by correcting the lesions that cause it with minimal surgical invasion to achieve a speedy recovery.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.