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Here is a quick mnemonic “CHRONIC TREATMENT to remember about Chronic Sinusitis Treatment

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Chronic Sinusitis Treatment : How To Remember Easily ?

  • C – Chronic sinusitis can be treated by avoiding triggers such as allergens, smoke, and irritants.
  • H – Higher-volume saline washes are considered more effective in providing symptom relief for chronic sinusitis.
  • R – Reducing polyp size is possible with intranasal glucocorticoids, like mometasone and fluticasone sprays.
  • O – Oral administration of glucocorticoids can be effective against unresponsive chronic sinusitis, especially for patients with polyps.
  • N – Nasal or systemic antihistamines may help patients with chronic sinusitis who have an allergic component.
  • I – Intranasal or systemic antihistamines may help patients with chronic sinusitis who have an allergic component.
  • C – Chronic sinusitis patients often receive antibiotics, but evidence of their effectiveness is limited.
  • T – Three months of macrolide treatment may be beneficial for chronic sinusitis patients without polyps.
  • R – Recently there is little evidence supporting the use of antifungal agents for any subtype of chronic sinusitis.
  • E – Endoscopic sinus surgery can improve the quality of life for patients who haven’t responded well to medical therapy.
  • A – Adenoidectomy can be effective in treating chronic sinusitis in children in some cases.
  • T – In the future, immune endotyping may lead to more individualized biological treatments for chronic sinusitis.
  • M – Medical therapy for allergic fungal rhinosinusitis is generally ineffective, and surgery is recommended.
  • E – Endoscopic sinus surgery is a viable option for patients with limited, focal disease, often yielding better results.
  • N – Nasal and paranasal polyps can be removed through endoscopic sinus surgery.
  • T – Treatment with perioperative glucocorticoids is recommended for patients with allergic fungal rhinosinusitis.


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