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The sinuses are small empty caverns in the bony skull. They
are lined by mucus membranes and connect with the nasal passages.
Some sinuses are present at birth; others continue to grow
and develop for the first 20 years of life.
Sinusitis is the name given when the lining of one
or more of these sinuses is red, swollen, and tender, the
opening is blocked, and the sinus is at least partially filled
with fluid (mucus and/or pus).
Technically, every cold is also a case of viral sinusitis.
However, when doctors use the term sinusitis they are usually
referring to a bacterial infection in the sinuses.
Acute bacterial sinusitis has been present for less than three
or four weeks; subacute bacterial sinusitis has been present
for up to about ten weeks; and chronic bacterial sinusitis
has been present for about ten weeks or more. The three may
have different causes and treatments.Have you ever had cold
symptoms that lasted more than several days? If so, chances
are you may have had acute sinusitis, an inflammation of the
nasal sinuses. Experts estimate that 31 million people develop
sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health
conditions in America. That is one reason why it is extremely
important to learn about the signs and symptoms of sinusitis.
Symptoms of sinusitis may include:
- profuse, thick, colored nasal drainage
bad tasting post-nasal drip
- head congestion/headache
- a plugged up nose
- a feeling of facial swelling
- constant tiredness
- occasionally a fever.
You have sinusitis when:
- Cough Sometimes
- Extreme axaustion Never
- Facial Pressure Yes
- Feweer Sometimes
- Nasal Congestion Yes
- Nasal discharge Thick, Yellow-Green
- Runny nose Often
- Sneeying No
- Sore throath No
- Tiredness and Weakness Mild
Who gets it?
Anyone can get a sinus infection. Colds or nasal allergies
are usually present first. Sinus infections are also more
common when there is exposure to cigaterre smoke.
Is it contagious?
In general, sinus infections are not contagious (although
there have been rare outbreaks associated with swimming together).
The colds that can lead to sinus infections are quite contagious.
Acute and subacute bacterial sinusitis is usually best treated
with appropriate antibiotics (such as Azithromycin
at an appropriate dose for the appropriate amount of time
(usually 14-21 days). The antibiotics are usually continued
for at least 7 days after symptoms disappear. If symptoms
worsen or do not improve, the antibiotic is usually changed
early in the course.
Saline nose drops may thin the
mucus and speed healing. Decongestants may help symptoms,
but usually do not speed healing. Antihistamines
may thicken the mucus and slow healing.
Allergists also recommend several non-drug treatments such
as breathing in hot, moist air, applying hot packs to the
face and washing the nasal cavities with buffered salt water.
In certain cases, Endoscopic surgery to correct structural
problems of the nose may be needed in more serious cases of
chronic sinusitis. If there is the possibility of surgery
to correct the sinusitis, your allergist will be able to make
the proper referral to a surgeon.
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