Sinus Infections Treatment in C-scheme, Jaipur
Sinusitis or sinus infection is swelling of the air cavities in the passages of the nose. The infection causes your nasal passages to become inflamed. This inflammation is called sinusitis.
What are the types of sinus infections?
Chronic sinus infection
It is a persistent process of inflammation of the sinuses and lasts more than three months.
Subacute sinus infection
Symptoms last up to three months. It commonly occurs with seasonal allergies.
Acute sinus infection
Viruses, bacteria, or fungi infect the sinus cavity and cause inflammation. Usually lasts less than 3-5 days.
What are the Symptoms of Sinus infections?
Symptoms are usually the same as that of common colds, such as:
- headache from sinus pressure
- stuffy or runny nose
- a decreased sense of smell
What are the Causes of Sinus?
It can occur due to any interference with airflow into the sinuses and the drainage of mucus out of the sinuses.
- Common colds
- Nasal sprays, cigarette smoke.
When to see a doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?
Sinusitis often goes away on its own. There are times when you should see your doctor in Jaipur if self-care treatment work. You should see a doctor if you have sinusitis symptoms after a week or if they return more than a few times within a year. Signs of sinus infection include:
- Increase in pain
- Throat irritation and cough
- Increase in nasal discharge
- Nasal congestion
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How can we prevent Sinus infection?
Because sinus infections develop after a cold, flu, or allergic reaction, a healthy lifestyle can help prevent infection.
- Get a flu vaccine shot
- Eat healthy foods
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Limit your exposure to smoke, chemicals, and other allergens
- Take medication to treat allergies and colds.
How Is Sinus Infection Diagnosed?
For chronic cases, you may be required to undergo imaging tests to get your sinuses and nasal passages examined but for common infections, your doctor may discuss your symptoms and perform a physical exam to analyse the inside of your nose.
How can we treat Sinus infection?
If your symptoms improve within a few weeks, you likely have a bacterial infection. You may need antibiotic therapy if your symptoms don't improve within a couple of weeks.
You can use an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that thins mucus. Drink water and juice to stay hydrated and help thin the mucus. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air and consider using nasal corticosteroid spray. To help reduce the feeling of pain from the sinus, apply a warm, damp cloth to your face and forehead several times a day. Nasal saline rinses may help to clear the mucus from your nose.
Sinus infections are treatable, and many people recover from them without even seeing a doctor. However, tell your doctor if you have repeat or chronic sinus infection issues.
Warm air produced by a vaporizer or a pan of boiling water can help to ease sinus congestions.
They are helpful to some extent to reduce symptoms but they should not be used for a long time
Sinus surgery may be required when antibiotic treatment does not work.