Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses. There are various conditions that can cause this inflammation or swelling including common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps or a deviated septum. Sinusitis can be acute, chronic or recurring. The main symptoms of the condition include facial pain, pressure, stuffy nose, runny nose, loss of smell and congestion. You may also have fever, bad breath, fatigue and dental pain.
HOW IS SINUSITIS DIAGNOSED?
The ENT specialist conducts a physical examination and a nasal endoscopy to check the nasal and sinus areas.
HOW IS SINUSITIS TREATED?
A simple Sinusitis inflammation can be treated through home treatments. For badly inflamed sinuses, antibiotic dosages are necessary. Warm moist air helps relieve symptoms of chronic Sinusitis. If medicines and antibiotics do not open the sinuses, surgical draining may be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Very rarely but if left untreated this ailment can lead to either meningitis or severe bone infection.