Inflammation of the sinus tissues causes Sinusitis. Usually the sinus contains air but when fluid fills in causing the growth of germs, then it leads to infection. Common cold, nasal polyps, allergic rhinitis, etc. can be the cause of this ailment. Cough, congestion, runny nose, facial pain, fatigue, fever, bad breath and dental pain are some of the symptoms caused in case of acute sinusitis while the signs arising out of chronic form are nasal cavity pus, nasal blockage, congestion feeling in the face, headache and toothache.
HOW IS SINUSITIS DIAGNOSED?
An Ear-Nose-Throat specialist diagnoses Sinusitis by conducting a physical examination and imaging tests to examine the nasal passage and sinuses. In certain cases, a CT scan and MRI provide a 3-dimensional picture of the sinuses.
HOW IS SINUSITIS TREATED?
Antibiotics, pain remedies and surgery are the common way to treat Sinusitis.
DID YOU KNOW?
If untreated, Sinusitis may cause rare complications.