Treatment for connective tissue diseases depends on the type of disease and its symptoms. At the Yale Sinus and Allergy Program, we have extensive experience in treating a variety of connective tissue diseases with the latest in medical and surgical care.
Medication to treat symptoms of connective tissue disease include a variety of anti-inflammatory medications, such as corticosteroids and TNF-alpha inhibitors. Medications that suppress your immune system may also be used.
Topical medications, including nasal saline irrigations, nasal steroids, and nasal antibiotics can often be helpful in managing the sinonasal symptoms associated with connective tissue disorders. Surgery is often reserved for patients with anatomic blockages of their sinuses.