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Sinusitis - Signs & Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

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MBBS, DLO
ENT Specialist, Faridabad  •  12 years experience
Sinusitis - Signs & Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

What is Sinusitis?
For those of you who do not know what Sinusitis is, it is the inflammation or swelling of the sinus tissues which are hollow spaces in between the bones around the nose. The sinuses are healthy when there is constant flow in the air but when the portion gets blocked it fills with bacteria and viruses. This causes mucus and other unhealthy elements to remain blocked inside the nose.

Symptoms-
The symptoms of sinusitis are common and not critical or dangerous in nature. Over 40 million people get affected by this common disease every year.

  1. Swelling or inflammation inside the nose because of a mild fever or common cold can cause the sinuses to get blocked and result to sinusitis.
  2. If the drainage ducts inside, the nose gets blocked the health passage of air gets halted or disrupted.
  3. A runny nose with a constant flow of water and the nose might also get blocked by pus inside.
  4. Structural problems inside the nose which may lead to the narrowing of the nasal tract through which the air passes and comes back.
  5. Deficiency in the immune system can lead to such a problem.
  6. Allergies are also a common contributor to the cause of sinusitis because the nasal chamber gets blocked in the result.

Treatment-
Treating a condition of sinusitis is very common. Let us have a look :

  1. The first thing which a doctor will prescribe you is an antibiotic doze of 7-8 days, which will help you to fight the blocked bacterias and viruses.
  2. Warm compresses will help the nasal cavity to remain warm and wet, keeping it clean from pus and germs. Thus clearing the way for healthy inhaling of air.
  3. Saline nose drops are also used to clear out the blockage in the nose and fight the germs building inside the sinuses.
  4. Sometimes surgeries are also performed when no other medications work properly. It helps to widen the natural pathway which helps in draining between the sinuses and nose, resulting in the congested mucus to come out and again start a fresh process of taking air in.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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