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Rhinosinusitis Or Sinusitis?

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Disclaimer:

This is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider  can be lethal.

 

Rhinosinusitis is preferred  over sinusitis because  inflammation of the sinuses  usually occurs with

the  inflammation of the nasal  mucosa.

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Rhinosinusitis Types

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Disclaimer:

This is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider  can be lethal.

 

Sympyoms last for

  1.  Acute rhinosinusitis – < 4 weeks
  2. Subacute rhinosinusitis — 4 to 12 weeks
  3. Chronic rhinosinusitis – > 12 weeks
  4. Recurrent acute rhinosinusitis – Four or  more ARS episodes in a year per year, with  interim symptom  resolution.

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Acute Rhinosinusitis

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Disclaimer:

This is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider  can be lethal.

 

Definition:

ARS is symptomatic inflammation of the nasal cavity and  paranasal sinuses  lasting less than four weeks.

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Care With Oral Decongestants

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Disclaimer:

This is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider  can be lethal.

 

Oral decongestants should be  used with caution in patients  with:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Bladder neck obstruction.

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