Sinusitis is the inflammation of the lining membrane in any of the hollow areas (sinuses) of the skull around the nose. Sinusitis is caused due to anything that interferes with the air flow. It is also known as sinus infection. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps. People with sinusitis have thick nasal secretions that can be white, yellowish, greenish, or blood-tinged. Sometimes these secretions drain in the back of the throat and are difficult to clear.
Types of Sinusitis Infection or Sinus Infection
- Acute Sinusitis
Acute sinusitis is usually treated with antibiotic therapy. Here sinus infection lasts usually 10 to 14 days.
- Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic forms of sinusitis require long courses of antibiotics and may require a sinus drainage procedure. Here infection lasts 8 weeks and more.
When a person has several attacks in a year.
Sinusitis Symptoms or Sinus Symptoms
- Pain in the forehead
- Pain between the eyes
- Upper teeth aches
- Stuffy and congested nose
- Heavy face
- Facial pain
- Bad breath
- Decreased sense of smell
- Cold that may worsen at night
- Sore throat
Sinusitis Remedies or Sinus Remedies
- Breath in steam vapors
Use a steamer or take a bowl of warm water and inhale the steam. This steam will clear the nasal passage.
- Use heat on face
Put a warm wet towel on your face and relax. As and when towel starts coming to normal temperature remove it. This will give relaxation.
- Flush out your mucus
Do not intake or keep the mucus in the nose. Try to fluah it out. This will clear your nose and will help in clear breathing.
- Take lots of fluids
Taking fluids will reduce the sinus blockage. Consumption of alcohol will make it worse so try to avoid alcohol.
Take lot of rest. Sleep as much as possible. This will help to reduce the blockage and will also give comfort.
In case of chronic sinusitis it is very necessary to consult a doctor as the situation may worsen.