March 2, 2016Ear Nose Throat 0
Sinus pain arising from a sinus infection is a common condition afflicting many. Sinuses are cavities usually filled with air located around forehead, eyes and cheeks and they normally produce mucus that is drained via the nasal passage. Sinus pain develops when the nearby tissues in sinuses become swollen, causing a blockage and filling the sinuses with fluids.
Sinus pain usually occurs either due to infections such as cold or flu or due to allergies. Other reasons include dental infection, deviated nasal septum and nasal polyps. Many experience a sudden onset of pain in the sinuses as a result of allergens like hay, pollen, mould etc.
Blocked sinuses might make it difficult to breathe and might cause throbbing pain around the forehead and eyes in addition to tenderness or pressure in the area. Ear pain and headaches are also commonly experienced during a sinus infection. Other symptoms include blocked or runny nose and fever.
When the infection develops quickly and last for a few days, it is referred to as acute sinusitis. This is typically the most common infection as chronic sinusitis is very rare.
In majority of cases, a sinus infection clears up on its own in a few days’ time. However there are few remedies that can be used to ease the intense discomfort caused by inflamed sinuses.
Below are 5 steps that can help in relieving sudden sinus pain:
It must be kept in mind that in case the sinus infection fails to improve within a week, it is recommended to visit an ENT specialist for suitable treatment.