Treatment of Sinusitis & Sinus Congestion
- Bacterial infection
- Viral infection
- Fungal infection
Clinically, the sinuses are more usefully divided into two groups: the anterior, and the posterior. The anterior group consists of the frontal, maxillary, and anterior ethmoidal sinuses. The anterior sinuses have in common the fact that they ventilate and drain through the middle meatus. The posterior sinuses include the posterior and sphenoid sinuses and communicate with the nose through the superior meatus.
The chief purpose served by the sinuses is the warming, moistening and cleaning of air on its way to the lungs. Noxious stimuli, sensitizing foreign proteins (allergens), infectious agents and emotional conflicts, to mention the more common offenders, all induce an exaggeration of what is otherwise normal physiologic activity. Increased secretion and swelling are translated into symptoms of runny nose (rhinorrhea), infection, airways obstruction, congestion, fullness, or maybe even aching pain.
Obstruction produce secretion stasis and, in time, infection since pathogens are in the environment. Obstruction, stasis, infection – this is the pathogenesis of infectious sinusitis.
After proper diagnosis, treatment of these conditions at this office can start. The treatment is very non-invasive, allowing seepage of the solution into the sinus linings. This allows the sinuses to ‘flare’ to restore proper ventilation as well as to neutralize any infection agent, viral or bacterial. The end result is restoring the function of these sinuses to the normal, allowing the obstruction and/or infection to properly drain. The patient breathes easier as the seromucous is expelled, and normal ventilation occurs.
“CHCH” broadcasted this method from our office on Friday, November 16, 2001 and again on Thursday, December 22, 2005 to a national audience and it continues to receive the highest of recommendations.