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Nose infection is also known as sinusitis or sinus infection. This is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. This can be due to an infection or an allergic reaction. Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Chronic sinusitis lasts up to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growths. The symptoms include headaches, facial pain, runny nose and nasal congestion.
HOW IS NOSE INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will diagnose the condition on physical examination and may recommend an ENT specialist. Plain x-ray may be misleading and hence, CT scan or an MRI is suggested.
HOW IS NOSE INFECTION TREATED?
Acute sinusitis caused by a viral infection will not need any treatment. Rest and some pain relievers will help. Chronic sinusitis will need a prescription of antibiotics.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nose Infection can be treated with lifestyle changes like quitting smoking.