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Sinuwave – A Non-Antibiotic Approach To Treating Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is a debilitating disease that affects more than 7 million people in the U.S. Typically, each episode of chronic sinusitis can last more than 12 weeks and occur 2-4 times annually.  Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include inflammation of the sinus tissue, build up of mucus and pus inside the sinus cavities, nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, throbbing facial pain, headaches, and swelling of the eyes and nose.

Inflammation and swelling of the sinus tissues, due to infections or allergies, can cause mucus to remain trapped in the sinus cavities.  This mucus buildup becomes a breeding ground for more bacteria to grow and produce virulence factors that further contribute to inflammation. In what seems to be a vicious circle of increasing bacterial growth and inflammation, a rapid approach to killing bugs and inactivating inflammatory markers is desperately needed.

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