Monday, August 1, 2011

Facts About Chronic Sinusitis

There are a lot of things you need to be aware of regarding chronic sinusitis.
What happens in a chronic sinusitis is that cavities around the nasal passages get inflame and swell, which cause a blockage of the drainage, which then causes a build up of nasal secretions.
It only becomes chronic when it lasts more than 12 weeks or keeps coming back.

They vary from person to person but the most common besides nasal congestion are thick, yellowish or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of your throat; there is pain, swelling or tenderness around the eyes, ears, nose or forehead, coughing and even upper jaw achiness. Some may have sore throats, nausea or feel fatigued than normal.
Symptoms you should be conern with are severe headache, swollen forehead, stiff neck or shortness of breath which can be signs of serious infection that require the help of your doctor.

How is it treated?
Most cases can be managed medically with prescription drugs or antibiotics. In severe cases, surgery maybe necessary if medical management isn't helping.