Sinusitus Definition: Sinusitis is an 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.
Symptoms :Postnasal drip Discolored nasal discharge (greenish in color) Nasal stuffiness or congestion Tenderness of the face (particularly under the eyes or at the bridge of the nose) Frontal headaches Pain in the teeth Coughing Fever Fatigue Bad breath
Typical Symptoms The most common symptoms usually include Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat, Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose, Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead, reduced sense of smell and taste. Some of the other signs and symptoms include Ear pain, aching in your upper jaw and teeth, cough, which may be worse at night, sore throat, bad breath, fatigue or irritability and nausea.
Therapeutic Aspects The major goal of treating chronic sinusitis is to reduce sinus inflammation, keep the nasal passages draining, eliminate the underlying cause and reduce the number of sinusitis flare-ups. The usual medications used in the treatment of chronic sinusitis include saline nasal irrigation, Nasal corticosteroids, Oral or injected corticosteroids, Decongestants, Over-the-counter pain relievers and Aspirin desensitization treatment.