Talking to Your Doctor About Sinusitis
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with sinusitis. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Sinusitis
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Last reviewed September 2018 by David L. Horn, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 12/2/2020
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