Sinus are hollow spaces filled with air behind the facial bones that lead to nose cavity. These Sinuses have mucous linings similar to nasal passage. This moist lining, traps dust and dirt from entering the nasal cavity. Maxillary Sinusitis is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. The infection can also result after an allergic reaction – when the immune system attacks the healthy body cells. This infection may be associated with both bacterial and fungal infections.
There are different types of sinusitis, including acute and mild sinusitis which also have a variety of different symptoms such as facial pain, high body temperature, toothache, fatigue, blocked nose, and more.
The symptoms of sinusitis are different from that of cough and cold. The common symptoms are facial pain or pressure, nasal congestion or discharge and reduced ability to smell. The pain is localized to blocked sinus. Other symptoms generally include:
You may hear your doctor use these terms:
Lots of people. About 35 million Americans have sinusitis at least once each year. It’s more likely if you have:
The sinus produces mucus lining which performs the function of smelling, protecting against dust, blocked nose, and more. Some of its most possible causes include
The main risk factors include:
To prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of the following things:
If you have a simple sinus infection, your doctor may recommend you use a decongestant and saline nasal washes. You shouldn’t use an over-the-counter decongestant more than 3 days, though, because it can make you more congested.
If your doctor gives you antibiotics, you’ll probably take them for 10 to 14 days. The symptoms usually disappear with treatment.
Warm, moist air may help if you have chronic sinusitis. You can use a vaporizer, or you can inhale steam from a pan of warm water. Make sure the water isn't too hot.
There are some other things you can do yourself to help with chronic sinusitis:.