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Sinus Infections Treatment in MRC Nagar, Chennai

Sinus infection or sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of your sinuses (air pockets between your eyes and behind your nose, forehead and cheekbones). Sinus infection can occur due to allergies or a cold which results in the sinuses getting blocked and later, infected.

Types of sinus infections are acute, subacute and chronic sinusitis, depending on the duration and severity of your symptoms. Sinus infections are usually viral and may resolve without any treatment. However, in case your symptoms do not resolve within two weeks, it may be a bacterial infection that will require medical treatment.

What are the symptoms of sinus?

Sinus symptoms are almost similar to those of a common cold. They are listed below.

  • Thick yellow or greenish discharge from the nose
  • Loss of smell 
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache or pain in your ears or teeth due to increased pressure on your sinus
  • Cough
  • Bad breath (Halitosis)
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

What are the causes of sinus infection?

Virus, bacteria or fungi can block the sinuses leading to sinus infection. Other causes are cited below.

  • Allergies to mold or seasonal allergies
  • Common cold
  • Growths in the nose (polyps)
  • Deviated septum (cartilage that splits your nose)
  • A weakened immune system resulting from medications or certain illnesses
  • Dental infections
  • In infants or younger kids, use of pacifiers or lying down while drinking from bottles can cause sinus infections
  • In adults, smoking tobacco increases their chances of getting sinusitis

When should you consult a doctor?

In most cases, sinus conditions can be treated at home. However, if your symptoms persist for more than two weeks or if you have recurrent sinus infections, seek medical assistance. Your otolaryngologist (ENT) specialist may advise you on certain diagnostic tests to rule out the cause of your sinus condition.

If you require any further clarifications, do not hesitate to search for a sinus specialist near me, a sinus hospital near me or request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How is sinus treated?

Nasal congestion treatment - Nasal congestion can be treated with decongestants, nasal saline irrigations, warm compression to your sinuses, increasing your fluid intake, steam inhalation, and using a humidifier.

Pain treatment - In case of severe pain due to congestion, your doctor may advise painkillers.

Antibiotics - In case your symptoms do not disappear in two weeks and if you have symptoms of a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.

Surgery - In some cases, like in the case of a deviated nasal septum or polyp blocking the nasal passage, surgical intervention may be required.

Other options - Treating your allergies and boosting your immune system may be necessary.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.


Sinus infection or inflammation may be caused by bacteria or viruses. Usually, you can treat sinus conditions at home by resting, increasing your fluid intake and decongesting your nose. However, in case your symptoms do not get resolved in two weeks, you will need to seek medical assistance.

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What are the complications from sinusitis?

If sinusitis is left untreated, it can cause serious infections which can spread around your eyes, middle ear, adjacent bones and also to the brain (meningitis).

How can you prevent sinusitis?

Though you may not be able to completely prevent sinusitis, taking a few steps like avoiding smoking, drinking plenty of fluids and using a humidifier when required, washing your hands especially during flu season and seeking treatment for allergies can help in preventing it.

Can sinusitis be treated with complementary and alternative therapies?

Acupressure and acupuncture have been found to be helpful in reducing pain and pressure symptoms associated with sinusitis. They also help in relaxation. Moreover, these complementary and alternative therapies have no undesirable side effects.


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