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Old 05-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Maxillary sinus cyst and sinus pain - any non-surgical treatment, especially meds?

Does anybody know about any non-surgical treatments for sinus cysts, especially medications? I've read that steroids like Nasonex (mometasone) and Beconase (beclometasone) - in spray or oral form - are prescribed for nasal polyps, but I don't know if they work for cysts.

I have facial pain and I was diagnosed with having 2 cysts, one in each of the two maxillary sinuses. I have talked to multiple ENTs, and some of them said that my pain can't be due to cysts and that I shouldn't do anything about them. Other ENTs said that cysts could cause the pain and have advised to remove them.

Nobody recommended anything non-surgical. I am confused and don't want to hurry with the surgery, so I want to find out about medications and ask ENTs if these meds could work. I tried to do nasal irrigation but it doesn't seem to reduce the pain for me. Steam inhalation seems to give some temporary effect, though.

 
Old 05-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: Maxillary sinus cyst and sinus pain - any non-surgical treatment, especially meds

You don't mention if you are having any symptoms of a sinus infection. Might it be a nerve pain, TMJ, dental issue or trigeminal pain? A dentist or neurologist might give you a different opinion.

In my case I had a terrible sinus infection and it looked like a maxillary cyst on the CT scan. I did have surgery and there was NO cyst found but it did cure my sinus infection.

Good luck to you in finding relief for your pain.

 
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