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Ask Yourself, How Deadly can Chronic Sinusitis
by chris » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:57 am

Sinusitis Surgery - Ask Yourself, How Deadly can Chronic Sinusitis be

Chronic sinusitis is one type of sinusitis that rarely occurs to people. It usually takes a longer time to clear up than the other types of sinusitis conditions. A combination of numerous factors is said to be responsible for the occurrence of chronic sinusitis one of them being allergic reactions from substances such as pollen, mold and dust. When these allergens (factors that contribute to allergic reactions in the body) are inhaled, they cause a chain of reactions and as a result of this, body compounds which include histamine, are released as products. Histamine on the other hand, is known to inflame the nostril tracts and therefore making the lining of the air pathways to swell and in turn cause an obstruction of air in the air passages. This action makes it conducive for the bacteria present in the nostrils to multiply and infect the sinuses. Another way that this type of sinusitis can come to happen is through structural defects found in the nose. This may include the existence of minute growths commonly known as polyps in the nostrils or at times having a deviated septum (a bony section separating the 2 nasal passages).

However, in cases whereby structural abnormalities are the main cause of chronic sinusitis, surgery seems to be the best option. For children, the condition is most of the time cured by extracting their adenoids which always prove to be the main obstructors of air in the air passages and in adults, removal of polyps has always been seen as the most suitable way to treat chronic sinusitis once and for all. :roll:

When you have chronic sinusitis, you always find it hard to breathe because of the air blockage in the air passages. This forces you to breathe with more effort and for this reason, pain is usually felt in places where sinuses are located and this may contribute to headaches. Nasal congestion then follows up due to mucus from the mucous glands being produced in plenty and accumulating in the air passages. As if all this is not enough, coughing catches up with you and then sneezing follows and finally a nasal discharge resembling pus starts coming out of your nose frequently. Moreover, for a severe case of chronic sinusitis, the patient may not be able to smell any kind of smell or odor coming out of substances. However, something different with chronic sinusitis is that, instead of the patient experiencing fever like in many other types of sinusitis conditions, under chronic sinusitis, the patient always feels fatigued instead and this makes the person needing to rest every time they get a chance. ;)

People who have health conditions which destroy the body immune system like AIDS, Diabetes and so on, are said to be prone to this type of sinusitis since the body does not have enough white blood cells and necessary antibodies to fight it out with the infectious bacteria. This is why you will always see that the infection takes a long time to heal even when the patient is on medication. We have included some fresh and interesting information on Chronic Sinusitis. In this way, you are updated on the developments of Chronic Sinusitis.

Several complications can occur due to the presence of chronic sinusitis in the body. Meningitis is one common complication that may occur because of suffering a severe case of this type of sinusitis. For a person to have meningitis, it will mean that the disease must have spread to the brain. Vision problems are also commonly noticed by people who let the infection spread until it reaches the eye socket where it impairs the person's ability to see properly. We cannot be blamed if you find any other article resembling the matter we have written here about Sinusitis Surgery. What we have done here is our copyright material! :shock:

Once your doctor has diagnosed you with chronic sinusitis, he will be able to prescribe a suitable course of treatment for you. This may include medicine such as antibiotics which include Amoxillin antibiotics or suggest other therapeutic measures such as administering nasal sprays which operate by shrinking whatever swelling has taken place in the nostrils. Home remedies like draining maxillary sinus throughout the day may also help ease the situation. Hot liquids such as hot tea, help moisturize your cilia (minute hairs found on the surfaces of cells found in the nose which help wipe out any excess mucus in the nostrils) thus making them move with high speed and in the process, removing any content of mucus in the nostril that may cause congestion. :shock:

Regarding Surgery, Dr

Josephson was a pioneer in the procedure called FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) which is now considered state of the art. This procedure uses an endoscope for both a diagnosis as well as during the surgical procedure. This gives the surgeon an excellent view of the area being worked on, and thus there is less bleeding, more accuracy, and packing is rarely necessary, which is very important. He says many of his patients simply go home and go to work the next day. I would have liked him to comment about endoscopic surgery using lasers as well, but he didn't make mention of that technique. People have told me that this laser procedure worked exceptionally well for them. Dr. Josephson is obviously totally committed to FESS, however, and with the micro tools he uses, he apparently is able to keep bleeding and pain levels low for patients, as is the case for endoscopic laser surgery. He also makes no comments about a new surgical procedure called sinuplasty, which is similar in concept to angioplasty. I would certainly like to hear his opinion of that new procedure.

Clean Up Your Environment

Be vigilant about food choices Take your medication (i.e., take the entire prescription) Embrace life-altering changes and enjoy your health. Failure is the stepping stone to success. So if you do fail to understand this article on Fungus Sinusitis, don't fret. Read it again a few times, and you are sure to finally get its meaning.

The Five Step Plan that Dr

Josephson recommends is presented at the end of the book. The steps are: 1. Take care of your sinuses through proper irrigation. Developing a basis for this composition on Sinus Treatment was a lengthy task. It took lots of patience and hard work to develop.


He emphasizes that eating the right foods can make a big difference, but he isn't totally dogmatic about it. I was turned off once by another book in which the author stated that one must simply give up certain foods if they wanted to get over sinusitis, and these included cheese, chocolate, wine and all other alcoholic beverages, among other things. For a person like me who lived for several years in France, this would be unbearable. I might mention that for a French person it would be unthinkable. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery are basically interesting parts of our day-to-day life. It is only that sometimes, we are not aware of this fact!

There has been a lot of progress made in the treatment of sinusitis in the past 5-10 years, and Dr. Josephson's book puts it together and brings us up to date. 'Sinus Relief Now' is certainly a great reference for anyone with CAID problems. There are descriptions of just about every medication used in any of the treatments, both prescription and OTC. I learned several things I didn't know before. For example, I didn't know that antihistimines are only effective against allergies. I thought they would simply prevent excess mucus forming in any case. Also, Dr. Josephson feels that decongestants should not be used long term but only for a week at a time as he believes they can cause problems if used for long periods. In general the book is almost a reference work for any type of respiratory or digestive condition. All sinus sufferers would do well to read 'Sinus Relief Now' and then to refer to it any time problems come up. It is the best sinus book I've ever read.

He wrote at length about new research developments, especially the remarkable work done by Mayo Clinic researchers regarding the effects of fungus on sinusitis. Although the results are still somewhat controversial, this team has shown that an atypical immune response reaction to fungus in certain people to common fungus might be the root cause of sinusitis. The theory is growing in popularity and new topical anti-fungal medications are being developed. Thinking of what to do upon reading this article on Sinus Surgery? Well you can very well use the information constructively by imparting it to others.

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It is November, the season for sniffles, sneezing, and sinus problems. Walk into any drugstore and there are shelves of medications for nasal congestion, facial pain, achiness, headache and fatigue - all symptoms of sinusitis.

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These Same Symptoms are Also Common When You Have a Cold or Flu

In most cases the sinus problems are caused by a virus and go away when the infection does. You may also be sneezing, have a sore throat, and your muscles ache but they may or may not be caused by your sinus problems. Muscle aches, for example, may be caused by a fever, a sore throat caused by post-nasal drip, and sneezing from cold or allergies. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Sinusitis Acute Sinusitis, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds. :lol:

Use Nasal Irrigation or a Nasal Spray

Flushing out your nose twice a day with a saltwater solution does help. You may also want to spray a saline solution in your nose several times a day to ease congestion. Writing something about Sinus Cavities seemed to be something illogical in the beginning. However, with the progress of matter, it seemed logical. Matter just started pouring in, to give you this finished product.

Here are some tips you can use at home to help you through a sinusitis episode. You'll recognize many of them as advice your mother or grandmother gave you. We had at first written a rough assignment on Sinusitis Trouble. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product. :idea:

Drink Lots of Fluids to Help Dilute and Mucus

Avoid alcohol because that worsens the swelling of the lining of your nose and sinuses. Don't smoke and avoid second hand smoke. Opportunity knocks once. So when we got the opportunity to write on Nasal Irrigation, we did not let the opportunity slip from our hands, and got down to writing on Nasal Irrigation.


Americans spend close to $6 billion each year on health care costs related to sinusitis. That is because there are 32 million cases of chronic sinusitis reported each year. Take care of your sinus problems and see your doctor. You want to stay away from a worse bacterial infection than you may already have with sinusitis. Acute sinusitis can get you in real trouble. Coordinating matter regarding to Sinusitis Trouble took a lot of time. However, with the progress of time, we not only gathered more matter, we also learnt more about Sinusitis Trouble. :D.

Do you happen to be a person who gets sinusitis whenever you are around things such as dust, pollen, mold or after ingesting some of the medicines given to you by your doctor? If yes is the answer, then you are having a health condition known as allergic sinusitis. This condition always takes place when allergens (factors that cause allergic reactions to occur in your body) are in one way or another consumed into your body and in turn, trigger a set of body reactions that may end up releasing chemical compounds such as histamine in the body. When this compound finds its way around the mucosal surface, it will set an automatic swelling of the nasal air pathways. This process will then block drainage from the sinuses which will mean that bacteria that are present in the nostrils cannot be drained out of there. As a result of this, the bacteria get a chance to multiply and when they become overpopulated, they inflame your sinuses and ultimately leave you with a sinusitis problem.

To treat allergic sinusitis, medications such as antihistamines are used. These medicines act by neutralizing the amount of histamine produced in the body hence stopping it from triggering the allergic reaction that leads to sinusitis conditions. Most of these antihistamines often make you feel drowsy when they are taking effect in the body. Generally, the common types of histamines in use today include, Zyrtec, Allegra and Clarinex. Like any other medicine, these should be taken according to the doctor's instructions for the right results to be achieved. It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Sinuses. Such is the amount of matter that is available on Sinuses.


Pets such as dogs and cats are known sources of animal dander and for this reason, they should be avoided in order to prevent catching allergic sinusitis for those who get allergic reactions and instead accommodate other pets who may not have animal dander if you find it necessary to keep pets in the house. For pollen allergens, the best way to prevent inhaling them is to completely keep away from any place that may have flowers around. We have written a humorous anecdote on Sinusitis to make it's reading more enjoyable and interesting to you. This way you learn there is a funny side to Sinusitis too! :idea:

Once Allergic Sinusitis Has Been Established,

You then start having nasal congestion, severe headaches, runny nose, itchy nostrils, nasal discharge that is somehow thick and yellow or at times greenish in color, breathing problems which may lead to experiencing pain around the sinus situated areas whenever you forcefully try to breathe and fever. All these symptoms tend to make you uncomfortable, irritated most of the time and unable to perform your duties as you would have normally done. We were furnished with so many points to include while writing about Sinuses that we were actually lost as to which to use and which to discard!

Common Allergens that Cause this Type of Sinusitis are Dust,

Pollen, mold and Animal dander. Dust usually contain dust mites in it and since it is all over, the mites easily find their way in sleeping pillows, carpets, mattresses and over-stuffed furniture. Once there, the mites stick to them. This makes it easy for you to inhale them and as a result, allergic sinusitis occur. In order to minimize the inhalation of dust mites, always ensure that sheets, pillow cases, furniture covers and blankets are washed regularly and that carpets are vacuumed frequently. Regular cleaning of the house should also be done but it is always recommended that the patient should not be the one to do it. To avoid inhaling mold, ensure that your surroundings do not have damp sites which provide favorable conditions for these allergens to grow and establish themselves. This means that you should make it a habit to use dehumidifiers to control the amount of humidity in your environment. Sometimes, what we hear about Sinus can prove to be rather hilarious and illogical. This is why we have introduced this side of Sinus to you.

Re: Ask Yourself, How Deadly can Chronic Sinusitis
by chris » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:58 am

Acute Sinusitis - What is Sinus Pain?

Did you ever have this? You go to your doctor and you tell him that you have facial pain and you do not feel fine! In addition, you have nasal discharge and stuffiness, congestion and cough also headache and fever, you loss your smell, bad breath and fatigue.

Beginning now will help body to fight against symptoms of many infections include sinuses, there are some factors that can lean to sinuses such as bad diet, when you are healthy you are helping you body to control the symptoms when they onset, don't wait until your sinus infection goes out of control.

Hers a List of Types of Sinuses

Sphenoid sinuses- located behind the eyes. Frontal sinuses- located in the forehead. Ethmoid sinuses- located between the eyes. We have used clear and concise words in this article on Control Sinus Infection to avoid any misunderstandings and confusions that can be caused due to difficult words. :D.

What It is?

The Sinus Infections or sinusitis is inflammation of swelling on your sinuses, This caused by many reasons such as Bacteria, viruses, and fungi which grow and cause an infection and fill the sinus fluid, and this usually caused by colds.

Maxillary Sinuses- Located Behind the Cheekbones

To ensure that you body will works fine for a long time, then you have to start live healthy as soon as possible. It is always better to use simple English when writing descriptive articles, like this one on Chronic Sinusitis. It is the layman who may read such articles, and if he can't understand it, what is the point of writing it?

Recurrent Sinusitis: it may happens several times a year and still for 7-8 weeks or longer, and it is sinus inflammation symptoms Acute Sinusitis: it last no more than ten days with runny and stuffy nose also head ache pressure and facial pain and this will get better with antibiotic

You're Coughing and Sneezing and Tired and Achy

You think that you might be getting a cold. Later, when the medicines you've been taking to relieve the symptoms of the common cold are not working and you've now got a terrible headache, you finally drag yourself to the doctor. After listening to your history of symptoms, examining your face and forehead, and perhaps doing a sinus X-ray, the doctor says you have sinusitis.

The Main Symptoms of Sinusitis are Pain and Pressure in the Face

The location of pain and tenderness depends on which sinus is inflamed. When pain is over the cheek and upper teeth may be caused by the maxillary sinus' inflammation. Pain in the forehead above the eyebrow may be triggered by inflammation of the frontal sinus. Once pain is behind the eyes, on top of the head, or in both temples may be brought about by sphenoid sinus' inflammation. The inflammation of the ethmoid sinus can be identified by the pain around or behind the eyes. There has been a gradual introduction to the world of Acute Sinusitis projected in this article. We had done this so that the actual meaning of the article will sink within you.

Some additional signs that the doctor will check for in order to diagnose sinusitis are swollen areas around the eyes, nasal passages that have become reddened, facial areas over the sinuses that are tender to percussion (tapping) and drainage from the nose that is similar to pus. Sometimes additional information is used to diagnose this information, such as patient history, and certain tests such as a CT scan or MRI might also be performed because these tests are far better at revealing the actual infection than an X-Ray.

Fatigue-Even When You Should Feel Rested

This is the sneakiest one of all. This is the one that creeps up on you slowly and unnoticed. If you are living with the symptoms on this list you are certainly not reaching your true potential at work, family life or at rest.

Sinus infection symptoms are caused by inflammation and blockage of the sinus cavities. Sinuses are hollow pockets of air located on either side of the nose, behind and in-between the eyes, and in the forehead. The sinuses produce mucus that cleans and moistens the membranes of the nose and throat. Each sinus has an opening into the nose that allows for free exchange of mucus and air. Sinus infection symptoms result when these openings get plugged. Using the intuition I had on Acute Sinus, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Acute Sinus has been included here.


The antibiotics in treating sinus infection are effective as they can kill these bacterial types. Amoxicillin (Amoxil) is used as first choice in treating uncomplicated acute sinus infections. If the patient is allergic to penicillin cefaclor loracarbef clarithromycin), sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim may be used as first choices. If there is no improvement in the patient after five days of treatment with amoxicillin, the patient may be switched to one of the above drugs or amoxicillin-clavulanate. For antibiotics to be effective it should be continued for a minimum of 10 to 14 days. It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Sinus Infection Treatment. Such is the amount of matter that is available on Sinus Infection Treatment. :)

Antibiotics in Treating Sinus Infection are Often Used for Relief from the Symptoms

If it started from a virus, the infection will stay. This can lead to a repetition of the course due to infection within two or three months, leading to chronic sinusitis. In some cases, it will dry up the sinus mucus preventing it from thinning and draining on its own. The sinus mucus moistened enough to become thin and flow out. Allowing it to dry up can make the mucus to get muddy again when it gets a little moisture and bacteria and fungus allow the infection to settle in. :roll:

Disadvantage of Antibiotics in Treating Sinus Infection

Because antibiotics makes the patient feel better fast, people often tend to ask doctors for antibiotics as a quick fix remedy. The prescription is given without making a diagnosis for differentiation between the root cause like bacteria, virus and fungus. The patient often stops taking the prescribed antibiotic without completing the course leading to more problems. Taking the prescription as per advice will reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance. We have written a humorous anecdote on Sinusitis to make it's reading more enjoyable and interesting to you. This way you learn there is a funny side to Sinusitis too!


  • Is important to be aware that most people who have sinus infections experience pain or tenderness in multiple locations.
  • Furthermore, the symptoms don't usually give a clear definition of which particular sinuses are affected.
  • Developing a basis for this composition on Sinus Infections Natural was a lengthy task.
  • It took lots of patience and hard work to develop. :idea:


Sinusitis produces a unique set of symptoms that depends upon which of the particular sinuses is being affected. One common characteristic of sinusitis is experiencing a headache upon waking in the morning. If you experience pain in the forehead, it could indicate an infection of the frontal sinuses. An infection in the maxillary sinuses can cause your cheeks to be sore to the touch and can also create toothaches. The ethmoid sinuses are located near the corner of the eyes and inflammation of the ethmoid sinus cavities can lead to swelling of the eyelids and the tissues surrounding the eyes. Inflammation of the ethmoid sinuses can also cause soreness or tenderness to the sides of the nose, a stuffy nose or even a loss of the sense of smell. Responsibility is what makes a person. So we felt it our responsibility to elaborate more on Frontal Sinuses Infection so that not only us, but everyone knew more about it!

The Pain can be Almost Indescribable At Times

Whenever a sinus headache appears, most people have nothing on their mind but making it go away. Sinus headaches can flare up for any number of reasons but once they appear they tend to stick around for awhile. If you suffer from sinus headaches than I'm sure that you can tell when one is about to appear, even well in advance. At times, however, it may be difficult to separate a sinus headache from a migraine headache without knowing the sinus headache symptoms. Here's how you can tell the difference.

Understanding what the sinus headache symptoms are can help you to get to the bottom of your problem. Treating a sinus headache as if it were a migraine would do you little good as it is really necessary for you to get to the bottom of the problem in order to cure it. Once you know that you have a sinus headache, you can treat it like a sinus headache. Perfection has been achieved in this article on Sinus. There is hardly any matter left from this article that is worth mentioning.Perfection has been achieved in this article on Sinus. There is hardly any matter left from this article that is worth mentioning.

The Sinuses are Amazing Part of the Human Body

The cavities themselves actually are behind our cheeks and stretch way up into your forehead. They help to give our face its unique shape and protect our brain from blunt force trauma. All that is of little consolation, however, if you are suffering as a result of your sinuses. If there is the slightest possibility of you not getting to understand the matter that is written here on Sinus Headache Symptoms, we have some advice to be given. Use a dictionary!

Most Sinus Headaches Come on as a Result of a Sinus Infection, or Sinusitis

The following are sinus headache symptoms that accompany this particular type of infection. It's interesting to note, before we get into actually giving you the symptoms, that they do tend to come on in the morning when you first get up. The symptoms include a nasal discharge that is yellow or green in color, fever, persistent cough, a sore throat and fatigue. It is not surprising that the symptoms are actually often mistaken for a migraine headache all there are a few notable differences.

Nasal congestion is irritating and at times it can cause severe problems like headache, too much of sneezing and breathing problems. Normally we don't experience nasal congestion but it occurs in two cases- attack from cold or flu and sinusitis. In both the cases the treatments are almost the same but in severe sinusitis when the congestion is caused due to an outgrowth of sinus or mucus layering of your nose it needs operation to get rid of congestion. The operation performed is called Endoscopic sinus surgery. Anyways let us not go to that much deep into it and find out some common method to get rid of congestion.

Home remedies for Acute Sinusitis

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The methods to get rid of congestion are very simple which can be performed within your home and you don't need any special medical care or assistance of a nurse or doctor to do them. One may prefer to use sprays but sprays are harmful since they contain some drugs or chemicals in them which may cause side effects. At the same time they are very much dear in prices. There is again another disadvantage with the sprays, they finish at one point and what if that night the nose drives you mad? So learn some simple methods to get rid of congestion. Here are few simple methods to get rid of nasal congestion ;)

Put Pressure on the Cavity of the Nose Gently With Your Fingers

Slowly rub the nose with your palm. Not violently but gently. Try to breathe air in and out a little fast. This stimulates the congested area and the muscles of the nose remove the congestion automatically. This is the counterpart to our previous paragraph on Nasal Congestion. Please read that paragraph to get a better understanding to this paragraph.