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?
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?
If untreated, Sinusitis may cause rare complications.