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Question : Chronic Sinusitis - What Is It?

In Details : Jayanta Das

2265 days ago       1 Answer(s)

Sinusitis is referred to the inflammation or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) can grow and cause an infection. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), or a deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity). Some of the primary symptoms of acute sinusitis include: Facial pain or pressure Nasal stuffiness Nasal discharge Loss of smell Cough or congestion Some more symptoms could be as Fever Bad breath Fatigue Dental pain Acute sinusitis may be diagnosed when a person has two or more symptoms and/or the presence of thick, green, or yellow nasal discharge. Possible treatments include nasal irrigation, decongestant nasal sprays Other recommendations include applying a warm, moist cloth to the affected areas several times a day; drinking sufficient fluids in order to thin the mucus; and inhaling low temperature steam two to four times a day. The vast majority of cases of sinusitis are caused by viruses and will therefore resolve without antibiotics. However, if symptoms do not resolve within 10 days, amoxicillin is a reasonable antibiotic to use first for treatment with amoxicillin, clavulanate being indicated when the person`s symptoms do not improve after 7 days on amoxicillin alone. But for any disease it is strictly advisable that you take no home remedies and consult your physician for complete cure and take only physician prescribed medicine.
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