Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sinusitis


Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue along the sinus. Typically, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, bacteria can grow (bacteria, viruses and fungi) and cause an infection.

Conditions that can lead to sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), or a deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity).

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There are different types of sinusitis, including:

Acute sinusitis: a sudden chill, as symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose and facial pain that persists after 10 to 14 days. Acute sinusitis usually lasts 4 weeks or less.
Subacute sinusitis: inflammation lasts 4 to 8 weeks.
Chronic sinusitis: a condition that a sinusitis symptoms last eight weeks or longer.
Recurrent sinusitis: a few attacks during the year.

Who gets sinusitis?
More than 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of sinusitis each year. People who have the following conditions are at higher risk of sinusitis:

Nasal congestion from colds
Blocking the drain line
Structural differences, the amount of drainage channels
Nasal polyps
Conditions. Itself in an increased risk of infection, such as immune deficiency, or taking medications that suppress the immune system
Children have a common environmental factors that contribute to sinusitis, allergies, diseases of drinking from the other children in day care or school, pacifiers, bottles while. On the back, and tobacco smoke
In adults, the factors most infections and smoking.

What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Some of the main symptoms of acute sinusitis include:

Facial pain / pressure
Nasal congestion
Nasal discharge
Anosmia
Cough / congestion
Other symptoms may include:
Fever
Bad breath
Fatigue
Toothache
Acute sinusitis may be diagnosed when a person has two or more symptoms and / or the presence of thick, green or yellow discharge from the nose are.