Sinusitis Treatment in Dubai

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a very common and significant healthcare problem characterized by inflammation or infection of the sino-nasal mucosal lining. Depending on the symptom duration it could be acute or chronic.

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Acute sinusitis usually follows an episode of common cold and lasts for less than 4 weeks. Usually it resolves on its own or by symptomatic treatment (anti-histamines, decongestants) without any need for antibiotics. In some instances if it’s caused by secondary bacterial infection then the patient might need a short course of oral antibiotics.
Chronic sinusitis usually lasts for more than 8-12 weeks and most often there are some underlying causes to it i.e. underlying allergies, anatomical sinus pathway blockage, tumor and mass etc.

Both acute and chronic sinusitis have same symptoms:

• Nasal Blockage
• Nasal discharge (runny nose)
• Altered sense of smell
• Around your eyes, cheekbones, nose, or forehead, you may experience pain, and discomfort.
• Post- nasal drip
• Cough

Other indications and symptoms to look out for include:
• Earache
• Headache
• Your upper jaw and teeth are aching.
• Throat irritation
• Breath problems
• Fatigue

Diagnosis and Sinusitis Treatment in Dubai:

During your visit to a doctor, he will take complete symptom history and will perform ENT clinical examination. If a patient has a history of recurrent acute sinusitis or chronic sinusitis, then the physician will also perform Nasal endoscopy ( rigid or flexible) to look for any anatomical defect, deviated septum, polyps, tumor mass etc. Physicians might ask for a CT scan of the sinuses to look further into the sinuses and plan further management.

Typically acute sinusitis is treated with symptomatic treatment like antihistamines, oral or nasal decongestants, pain killers. Antibiotics are needed only in case of bacterial infections not improving with above treatment.

Chronic sinusitis not improving with medical management will eventually need surgical treatment. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is the standard surgical procedure for chronic sinusitis treatment in Dubai. The primary aim of this surgery is to remove all the pathological inflammed tissue, widen the natural drainage pathways between the sinus and the nose for better mucociliary clearance of the mucous and improve overall ventilation of the sinuses.


Reduce your chances of developing Sinusitis by doing the following steps:

Avoiding upper respiratory infections:
Avoid coming into touch with persons who are unwell with colds or other diseases. Hands should be washed with soap and water often, especially before eating. Also consider taking the Flu vaccine if you are getting recurrent Upper respiratory tract infections.

Take care of your allergies:
Keep your symptoms under control by working with your doctor. When at all possible, avoid being exposed to items to which you are allergic. This will also make your sinusitis treatment in Dubai more effective.

Avoiding smoke and dirty air:
Tobacco smoke and other pollutants in the air can irritate and inflame your lungs and nasal passages.

Make use of a humidifier:
If your home’s air is dry, as it is if you use forced hot air heat, adding moisture to the air may help you avoid sinusitis. Keep the humidifier clean and free of mold by cleaning it thoroughly regularly.