The swelling of the tissues that line the sinus is called Sinusitis. Because they are blocked with fluids, it leads to infection and respiratory problems. Common symptoms of sinus include prolonged cold that doesn't seem to go away, thick mucus or green coloured mucus discharge for more than a week, blocked nose with trouble in breathing, headaches and also light fever.
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?
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?
Usually surgery is not required for this problem but some people may develop nasal polyps along with sinus where surgery becomes inevitable.