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      Category : Health Centers > Nose Diseases and Sinuses


Alternate Names : Acute OR Chronic Ethmoid Infection, Acute OR Chronic Sinusitis

Ethmoiditis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

It is difficult to keep ethmoiditis from spreading. However, clearing nasal secretions may help prevent bacterial infections. Nasal clearing can be done by drinking lots of liquids, limiting milk, and rinsing out the sinuses with salt water. In the case of allergies, a person should avoid the things that cause allergic reactions. If there is chronic inflammation or infection, steroid nasal spray can help prevent some of the damage to mucous membranes that can occur over time.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

If there is long-term allergic, bacterial, or structural involvement, the lining of the sinuses can thicken and block drainage. This can lead to chronic sinusitis.

What are the risks to others?

Ethmoiditis is not contagious.

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Ethmoiditis: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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