Sinusitis Health Record Software
People with sinusitis should keep health records to better manage their condition and track its patterns over time. Maintaining a health journal allows them to monitor symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain, headache, and post-nasal drip, along with any potential triggers, such as exposure to allergens or weather changes. Measuring the severity and frequency of symptoms can provide insights into the effectiveness of treatments and help identify patterns that may worsen or alleviate sinusitis.
Lab tests, such as nasal swabs or allergy testing, can help diagnose the underlying cause of sinusitis. Recording medications, such as decongestants or antibiotics, and their dosages is essential for tracking treatment progress. Additionally, documenting doctor visits and treatment plans ensures effective communication with healthcare providers and better-informed decision-making.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Used a saline nasal spray #CALPOL for sinus irrigation throughout the day to help relieve congestion. Practiced steam inhalation before bedtime for comfort. Increased water intake and rested to support the healing process.
Woke up with severe #nasal_congestion and pressure in the forehead and cheeks. Experiencing a #headache and post-nasal drip throughout the day.
Recently exposed to high #pollen levels during outdoor activities.
10mg #Loratadine (Antihistamine) in the morning as per doctor's recommendation. 240mg #Pseudoephedrine (Decongestant) every 12 hours.
Self-assessed #sinusitis severity: 7/10.
Follow-up appointment with ENT specialist #Dr.Brown scheduled for August 5th, 2023, to discuss lab test results and assess treatment progress.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.