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Chronic Sinusitis

 

Chronic sinusitis is a prolonged or repeated inflammation of the sinuses which are spaces behind the forehead, nose and cheeks, and between the eyes.

Causes

  • Allergy
  • Dust
  • Pollution
  • Bacterial, fungal or dental infections
  • Certain conditions like cystic fibrosis, asthma etc.
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal polyps or tumors

Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion
  • Yellow or green nasal discharge
  • Bad breath
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Pain in the teeth
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever

Treatment

  • Steam inhalation
  • Nasal sprays
  • Decongestants
  • Medications such as corticosteroids, pain relievers and anti allergy medications
  • Antibiotics in case of bacterial infection
  • Surgery to remove nasal polyps, correct structural abnormalities, drain the sinuses or widen sinus openings

Prevention

  • Avoid dust and pollution
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature
  • Avoid colds and allergies
  • Treat respiratory infections promptly