Sinusitis occurs when the tissues lining your sinuses, which are small air pockets located behind your forehead, nose, cheekbones, and eyes, become inflamed. Mucus builds up, which encourages bacteria and germs to grow in your sinus cavity, causing bacterial or viral infection. Excess mucus is common if you have a cold or allergies.
In acute sinusitis, the small air pockets inside your nose which are called sinuses become inflamed and swollen. This causes mucus to build up in your sinuses causing you discomfort and encourages growth of bacteria. The common cold is the most likely culprit.
You are most likely to suffer from sinusitis if you have:
Signs & Symptoms:
Sinusitis symptoms include the following:
An understanding of the symptoms and a physical examination of your face and nose enables the ENT specialists at Medcare to diagnose sinusitis.
Some other methods that may be used to isolate the condition and rule out other complications - nasal endoscopy, CT scan, laboratory tests to analyse nasal and sinus tissue, and allergy testing.
Get your sinusitis properly diagnosed and treated at the Medcare ENT Department. The specialists here will draw up a treatment best suited to your health and condition:
A: Ensure that you do not get upper respiratory infections, wash your hands frequently, manage your allergies, avoid cigarette smoke and polluted air, and use a humidifier.
A: Take adequate rest, moisten your sinus cavities through steam inhalation. This will reduce the pain and drain the mucus. If it’s possible, clear your nasal passages with a nasal lavage.
A: Sinusitis caused by allergies can reduce by immunotherapy. Allergy shots are given to reduce the body’s reaction to allergens, and this may reduce the sinusitis.