November 6, 2015Ear Nose Throat 0
Sinusitis, as most readers of this post know, is an inflamed condition of the sinus tissues. However, Sinusitis is often confused with rhinitis, which is a medical term used to describe inflammation and irritation of the nasal passage. When sinuses are infected and blocked, they get filled with fluid and other bacterial elements. This annoying health condition generally follows cold, allergy, a nose polyp, fever or a combination of these.
The different types of sinus infections that afflict patients can be:
According to American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology the five common symptoms of this disease include:
The other symptoms that may accompany are headaches, fever or toothaches. Dust allergies or Asthma can often lead to chronic sinus infections. Generally, people suffering from any types of dust allergy or asthma will develop long-standing nasal inflammation, which in turn, can lead to a chronic sinus condition.
When to See the Doctor
If the colored discharge from the nose does not clear up in one week, and the symptoms continue to get worse, sometimes causing fever and facial pain, then this is a good time to visit the doctor for further consultation. The doctor will generally diagnose a sinus condition with the appropriate tests of the nose, throat, and sinus regions.
The common symptoms that the doctor will try to look for are:
The home remedies for a sinus condition can include different methods like benzene inhalation, allergy treatment, but the most effective method for treating chronic sinusitis involves medical treatment and surgical procedures. You can find useful information about sinus treatment methods in this Neoalta blog post: Types of Sinus Surgery.