What Is the Sinus?

Sinuses are the hollow spaces in the skull. There are four pairs of sinuses together called Paranasal sinuses.

 

What Is Sinusitis?

When the sinus gets infected, inflamed, or become swollen this condition is called sinusitis.

 

What are the types of Sinusitis?

Acute Sinusitis – Viral infection may last up to 2 weeks and Bacterial infection may last up to 4 weeks.
Sub-acute Sinusitis – Bacterial or Allergic, lasts up to 3 months
Chronic Sinusitis – Lasts more than 3 months. It is mostly due to allergies and nasal structure issues.

 

Why and What Causes Sinusitis?

  • Cold and Flu Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Weak Immune System
  • Tobacco Smoking
  • Dental Infection
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Allergies

 

What are the treatments and remedies to Cure Sinusitis?

  • Best over the counter meds who are suffering from allergies is Allegra and Claritin
  • Nasal Spray
  • Nasal Irrigation
  • Vicks Nasal Inhaler
  • Hot Water Steam with Vicks
  • Hot Soup and Fluids
  • Stay away from Dust, Cold Fluids, Dairy Products, and Cold Weather.
  • Humidifier – To bring down dust particles and keep the sinus area moist
  • Stop touching your face often and picking your nose.
  • Stay away from gluten, pollen, pets, and other potential allergens
  • Increase immunity by consuming 2 tablets daily of Calcium and Vitamin D3 tablets.

 

What are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?

  • Nasal obstruction and congestion
  • Tenderness, swelling, and pain around the nose, cheeks, eyes, and forehead
  • High temperature
  • Cough
  • Poor sense of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling indolent
  • Headache
  • Body pain
  • Ear pain
  • Bad breath
  • Nasal blockage

When to consult the doctor for Sinusitis?

Usually, acute sinusitis or cold symptoms will get better within a period. If you have most of the symptoms mentioned above or you feel ill even after a week of rest or a high temperature or swelling of the eyes or nose becomes worse, then it is time to consult the doctor.

You can check online to find doctors in your area.

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