Thursday, 22 December 2016

Is Your Sinus Bothering You? Treatment of Sinusitis and Tips for Prevention.



The inflammation and swelling of the sinus is called as sinusitis. This is characterized by germ growth and obstruction of the nasal passage.

  • Sinusitis is generally caused by common cold, some forms of allergies or any nodules that grow in the nasal cavity.
  • In children, it could be caused by pacifiers, allergies to a feeding bottle, smoke in the environment etc.
  • Acute sinusitis can last for 2-4 weeks, subcutaneous sinusitis lasts for 4-12 weeks and chronic sinusitis can last for more than 12 weeks.
  • Sinusitis can affect several different sinuses at a time and cause pain below or above the eyes or behind the nose.
  • A yellowish-green discharge will come out of the infected sinuses and you need to blow your nose often.
  • You may also experience difficulty in breathing due to the nasal congestion and your smelling and tasting will be affected.
Here are a few ways to treat and prevent sinusitis:

  • Treatment may include usage of saline nasal drops that should be used for no more than three days.
  • Antibiotics may also be prescribed that should be taken for a few days even after the sinuses get cleared.
  • Stay away from chemicals and cigarette smoke if that irritates your nose.
  • Wash your hands regularly to avoid bacterial or fungal infection.
  • Do not give your children antihistamines or nasal sprays if they are under 2. 

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