A nose infection may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Nose infection manifests in different nasal conditions, depending on the nature of the infection. Nose infection symptoms in that regards also varies widely depending on the underlying condition. The various symptoms include:
• Facial pain – around the cheeks, forehead and eyes
• Nasal blockage and discharge
• Loss of smell
• Upper teeth pain
• Bad breath (halitosis)
• Thick, yellowish-green nasal discharge
• Mucus drainage in the back of neck, i.e. postnasal drip
HOW IS NOSE INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
The doctor may view the sinuses through a fiberoptic scope (called nasal endoscopy or rhinoscopy) to diagnose sinusitis. This is often done by doctors who specialize in ear, nose, and throat problems (ENTs). Other tests may include:
• Allergy testing
• Blood tests for HIV or other tests for poor immune function
• Ciliary function test
• Nasal culture
• Nasal cytology
• Sweat chloride tests for cystic fibrosis
HOW IS NOSE INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment of Nose Infection mainly involves medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nose infections are rarely something to worry about, but they may be quite troublesome and cause discomfort, especially while sleeping.