Sinus infection symptoms
People sometimes think that a bad cold is a sinus infection, understandably many of the symptoms are the same, runny nose, congestion, headache or facial pain.However, and it’s not the same as a cold because the symptoms of a sinus infection may be may have originated from a bacterial infection. Very often a sinus infection is treated by taking antibiotics, so if you have a sinus infection you need to see a healthcare practitioner for a diagnosis because if a sinus infection is diagnosed and treated early you can avoid further complications.
What is Sinus or Sinusitis
It happens when your sinuses become inflamed, caused by a (germ) bacterial infection. On occasions a sinus infection can also be caused by a virus or fungi. When your immune system is low you are more open to developing a bacterial or fungal type sinus infection.
A condition known as allergic fungal sinus infection is connected to people who have allergies and can last anywhere between three and eight weeks.
If a sinus infection lasts for more than 8 weeks it would be classed as chronic sinusitis.
What are Sinuses?
Your sinuses are air filled cavities, they are found behind the forehead, either side of the nose bridge, behind the nose and straight in front of the brain, sinuses are also found inside the bony structure of the cheeks.
Inside a normal sinus there is a thin mucus layer, its function is to trap germs, dust and other particles, small hair like sweepers within the sinuses carry the mucus along with everything else towards the openings that go to the back of your throat, from the throat it is taken to the stomach.
A sinus infection can sometimes spread to the brain; if it isn’t treated it can become life threatening. The normal mucus flow to the back of the throat is affected by the sinus infection because the sweepers are blocked as the nasal tissues begin to swell, the mucus becomes trapped.
Conditions that contribute to a sinus infection
Deformed partition between nasal passages
Narrow sinus openings
Common sinus infections symptoms
· Nose drip (discoloured green)
· Nasal congestion or stiffness
· Teeth pain
· Headaches (Frontal)
· Bad breath
· Blocked nose
Rhinitis can be confused with a Sinus infection, it is a medical term to explain the symptoms that come with a nasal inflammation, the main difference is that Rhinitis only affects the nasal passage and is caused by an allergy or cold.
Long lasting or seasonal rhinitis phases are associated with allergies, the sinus and nasal passage can become swollen, inflamed and congested because of particles from pollen, molds, dust mites that are inhaled.
People with asthma can have chronic sinus infection, this may not be caused by infection, a diagnosis by a healthcare professional is recommended.
Sinus infection symptoms treatment
The most common treatment for a sinus infection is the use of antibiotics,treatment usually takes anywhere from three to twenty eight days depending on the type of infection.
Nasal sprays can work in about three to four days, antihistamines can help to block the inflammation, and prescription nasal sprays reverse swelling and inflammation.
Long term sinus infection natural treatment
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