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What is this?

Nasal polyps causing rhinosinusitis

What are risk factors for chronic rhinosinusitis?

Nasal allergy, dental infection, septal deformity, nasal polyps (65% have chronic sinusitis)

What are some symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis?

Nasal block
Chronic rhinorrhea
Hyposmia
Anosmia
Facial pain

What will you find on examination of a patient?

Mucopus, pyrexia, tenderness over antrum and on percussion of upper teeth

How to treat?

Abx, long term topical steroids, bed rest, aeration and drainage, surgery

What is this?

Allergic rhinitis; pale blueish edematous turbinates covered with a thin film of mucous

What is treatment for allergic rhinitis?

avoid allergens, antihistamines, short course of topical steroids

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