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Ask Yourself, How Deadly can Chronic Sinusitis
by brian81 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:50 pm

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).

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. :oops:

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. Failure is the stepping stone to success. So if you do fail to understand this article on Nasal Congestion, don't fret. Read it again a few times, and you are sure to finally get its meaning.

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 drinking hot liquids 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. Developing a basis for this composition on Sinuses was a lengthy task. It took lots of patience and hard work to develop. :lol:

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. Responsibility is what makes a person. So we felt it our responsibility to elaborate more on Sinusitis Patient so that not only us, but everyone knew more about it!

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.

Information is the best way to be prepared for illness, especially sinusitis. Sinusitis is an advanced form of sinus infection, and it can most easily be prevented by knowing what to look for. Can you spot a sinus infection symptom right away? Do you know what to look for? :oops:

This informational article provides a brief description of a sinus infection symptom and what to do when you spot it. In reviewing each sinus infection symptom, remember that they are commonly mistaken for symptoms of a common cold or allergies. Though they hold symptoms in common with sinusitis and sinus infection, a sinus infection symptom may arise when allergies aren't normally sparked and when the cold is out of season. But, to be thorough, cold and allergy symptoms can easily turn into a sinus infection if left untreated. In fact, more than one sinus problem could result from not knowing what the sinus infection symptoms are. At worst, sinusitis or sinus infection could result in sinus surgery. People always think that they know everything about everything; however, it should be known that no one is perfect in everything. There is never a limit to learning; even learning about Sinusitis Sinus Infection. :idea:

Nasal Congestions-Nasal congestions may begin as a cold or an allergy, but if congestions in the nasal cavities stick around, that is a red flag. Congestions may arise from fluids which drain into the Eustachian tubes from the ear or the nose. Since the tube is not as slanted in children, there is more of a tendency for water from bathing or swimming to rest in the Eustachian tube and become infected with bacteria.

Which Sinus Infection Symptom Have You Spotted?

Sinus Headache-People tend to let this one go by or just treat it with Aspirin. Don't let it slide so easily. A sinus headache is different from a normal headache in that the aching is located behind the nose or eyes, where the sinuses are. This could be caused by congestion or even infection in the nasal passages. You'd be surprised how far nasal spray can go in preventing this symptom. Learning about things is what we are living here for now. So try to get to know as much about everything, including Sinusitis whenever possible. :evil:

Post Nasal Drip-Post nasal drip is a sensation of liquid or mucous build up in the back of the throat. We are constantly sniffing and, of course, breathing. This means that when we sniff, mucous is drawn to the back of the throat, and when we breathe condensed air moisture is also drawn to the back of the throat. Post nasal drip may actually be blown back upward into the sinuses, or even into the ears and the Eustachian tube with coughing or sneezing. When this occurs, a sinus infection symptom may quickly become an ear infection symptom. :idea:

These are Only a Few Examples of a Sinus Infection Symptom

When a symptom does occur, it's best to be prepared. The best preparation is prevention. I have already mentioned nasal spray, and a lot of people don't understand why that would help. Think of what washing your hands does to prevent bacteria from entering the nose and mouth when you touch them. Using nasal spray has the same cleansing effect on the nasal passages. It is best to use a nasal spray with Xylitol as the leading ingredient, as it is a natural enemy to bacteria, and is proven to help prevent sinus infection. As Xylitol rinses out the nasal passages, it helps to keep bacteria from settling and festering into infection in the moisture and warmth of the nasal passages. The best way of gaining knowledge about Sinus Problem is by reading as much about it as possible. This can be best done through the Internet. :shock:

Order to get rid of sinusitis the patient must follow the doctor's treatment along with applying easy home remedies. When giving a patient a prescription the doctor thinks of medicines which will reduce the pressure in the sinuses by draining the mucus out, by killing the bacteria which produced the infection, and will also consider a treatment which will protect the nasal tissues from any damage.

  • The chronic sinusitis is known to be when the symptoms have been present for more than 3 weeks in a person.
  • This form of disease is a lot more difficult to treat than the acute one.
  • The period of anti-biotherapy might last from 3 to 4 weeks and needs to be associated with corticosteroid therapy.


Sometimes the treatment with antibiotic does not give any result and this only happens when the sinus infection is produced by fungus or viruses and not by bacteria. Therefore, antifungal therapy along with corticosteroid or even surgery is needed. Surgery is the last option of treatment but it is necessary when complications like the infection of the facial bones had occurred. :D.

At home, the patient can use steam inhalation or warm compresses applied on the face in order to reduce the symptoms and get better faster. Most people will get from their doctor an antibiotic drug prescription and they must follow the treatment as their doctor told them to and for the recommended period of time otherwise the treatment might be inefficient and not all the infection will be cleared out. Writing something about Sinusitis 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. :o.

The acute sinusitis generally lasts in a person for three weeks and can disappear even without a proper treatment. Tips on how to treat sinus infection properly are caused by viruses so they do not need antibiotic treatment. The best treatment for one person is to be decided by the doctor who will know exactly what type of sinusitis that patient has. We had at first written a rough assignment on Www Sinus. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product. ;)

Those who sinusitis has been present for a long time the period of recovery will be longer than in those who have had sinusitis only for a few days so the might need a longer antibiotic treatment. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Sinus Infection, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds.

Some people might feel nausea or might vomit during the antibiotic treatment. They must talk with their doctor about it and they might get another type of antibiotic which is suitable for their organism. Opportunity knocks once. So when we got the opportunity to write on Sinus, we did not let the opportunity slip from our hands, and got down to writing on Sinus. :shock:

Modern Living, Complex Health Problems

In our post-modern industrial polluted stress-filled bad-diet culture, no one's health is simple. We are plagued by complex long-term illnesses like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, AIDS, even sinus problems... it may seem weird to you that I include sinus infections, but the root causes of sinus trouble can be quite complicated... Especially if they are long-term. :shock:

Antibiotic Side Effects

When They're Wrong If the sinusitis hasn't responded to antibiotics, then either the wrong ones were prescribed, or you need to try another kind of treatment. Chinese Herbal Medicine can address the full spectrum of complaints and causes; we often treat the conditions which are not responding to conventional treatments like antibiotics. A woman wrote me about how antibiotics weren't solving her diarrhea problem- this can happen when the disease is cold in nature. Antibiotics are cold and bitter; these qualities help it fight the dampness and heat of bacterial infections. But they are more of the same damage when the disease is cold or deficient in nature. Acupuncture and moxibustion (the warming of acupuncture points) can also be effective; some people respond very quickly... results vary depending upon a number of factors (the acupuncturist's education, accuracy of diagnosis, frequency of treatment, and patient compliance with diet and lifestyle suggestions).

Sinus Infection Causes

Sinus problems can be caused by many things- you have to think about environmental and food allergies (allergic sinusitis), chronic sinus infection, and chronic colds. Without more information, it's hard to be specific. Sinusitis often develops after colds, and can become a chronic problem. The sinuses are very small... one of our weak points, especially for people with weakened immune systems or in the presence of irritants (once again, pollution, allergens, etc.)... she probably asked about the farms and pesticides while she was thinking about the cause of your chronic sinusitis.

Serious Causes of Sinusitis, and Serious Solutions

For those with chronic sinusitis, tests need to be done to rule out the serious things. Sinusitis can be just a simple end-of-your-cold complication, but it can also show up as part of: nasal tumors, fungal infections, and HIV or other immunodeficiency. What about the sinusitis surgery? It works from 50-93% of the time... so it can be a great help if you're sick and tired of it, and nothing else has worked. but it's also a super-painful process! I would see an herbalist first. :)

Antibiotic Overuse Problems

I hate to say it (because antibiotics are so great in some situations, and so popular overall), but antibiotics can complicate things even further - there are conditions that do not respond to them... and there are many situations in which they are not even indicated.

Mold, Fungus, and Sick Buildings

And we can't forget about mold! While some people appear to be more sensitive than others, fungus can cause fungal sinusitis. This gets into the whole 'sick-building' topic... Mold can grow in the walls of houses and offices, and is not always easy to detect. We have tried to place the best definition about Sinus Problems in this article. This has taken a lot of time, but we only wish that the definition we gave suits your needs.

Cold and Deficient

If the mucus is clear or white, then it is more likely cold in nature. That fits with a Spleen-system deficiency and dampness. That would fit with the pulse she felt. You would have lowered appetite, feel fatigued, have loose stool, and possibly feel cold easily. Antibiotics wouldn't help here, and could even make things worse. Whenever one reads any reading matter likeSinuses, it is vital that the person enjoys reading it. One should grasp the meaning of the matter, only then can it be considered that its reading is complete. :lol:


Brian is the author of "Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind:How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure." (http://www.pulsemed.org/bookpreview.htm)

Decongestant Side Effects

Decongestants are often prescribed. They work by drying you out. Unfortunately, they don't just dry the mucus. Long-term use of decongestants can lead to other problems, like the dry or heat types of sinus inflammation. Just as a book shouldn't be judged by its cover, we wish you read this entire article on Sinus Infection before actually making a judgement about Sinus Infection. :oops:

This is why, in Chinese Medicine, we always balance an herb with other herbs- if we are drying the phlegm, we also moisten at the same time. Moisture helps the sinuses drain- you remember that Crocodile-Dundee-put-your-head-under-the-steaming-pot-thing? Likewise, there are chinese herbs whose function it is to moisten and transform phlegm. You may be filled with astonishment with the amount of information we have compile here on Sinusitis Surgery. that was our intention, to astonish you. :lol:

Sinus Infection Symptoms

The classic acute sinusitis symptoms are nasal congestion, green nasal phlegm, facial/dental pain, eye pain, headache, and a cough at night. Some patients also complain of fever, feeling ill, bad breath and a sore throat. Chronic sinusitis is more difficult to diagnose. You can have the same symptoms above in a milder form. Chronic means long-term; it's not usually thought of as chronic unless it's been going on for 2 months or more. :D.

When I first started seeing an ENT specialist years ago for my sinus problems, I purchased a couple of books on the subject of sinusitis. When I mentioned this to my doctor and asked a couple of questions that showed a bit more knowledge of the subject than most people had, he frowned and had a worried look on his face. He then commented that having only 'a little bit of knowledge was dangerous'. I therefore appreciated the comments by Dr. Josephson in his new book entitled 'Sinus Relief Now- The Groundbreaking 5 Step Program for Sinus, Allergy, and Asthma Sufferers'. He stated: 'If your physician responds negatively to your newfound knowledge or is obviously uncomfortable working with a patient who is well educated about his or her disease, it's another clear signal that it's time to move on' (and find another doctor). I wish I had had this advice at that time, as the doctor eventually performed my first sinus surgery, caused me immense pain, and he didn't improve my situation at all.

There are a number of things I was pleased to see in 'Sinus Relief Now': 1. Dr. Josephson is a sinus sufferer himself. He has undergone sinus surgery, uses the therapies he recommends, and 'knows the feeling'. I got the feeling when reading the book that this person has gone through some of the same pain I have experienced. It is only through sheer determination that we were able to complete this composition on Neti Pot. Determination, and regular time table for writing helps in writing essays, reports and articles. :)

The U.S. alone this includes about 70 million people who suffer from sinus disease, asthma, allergies, reflux diseases GERD and LRPD, as well as sleep problems like snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Josephson believes that all these problems can be related for the simple reason that they all are associated with parts of the body which are directly connected together in the upper and lower respiratory and digestive systems. This is an interesting concept and is explained clearly and thoroughly in the early chapters of the book. Dr. Josephson discusses the symptoms of all these maladies and then offers a CAID test, which helps the reader understand which branch of CAID is causing his problems. He explains symptoms and possible treatment options in great detail for the various 'limbs' of CAID, sinus disease, allergies, asthma, GERD and LPRD, and sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea. It is only because that we are rather fluent on the subject of Nasal Sinus that we have ventured on writing something so influential on Nasal Sinus like this! :o.

Dr. Josephson is a surgeon, and he pushes for a very conservative approach regarding turbinates. In the past many surgeons routinely cut out parts or even most of the turbinates in people. In recent years it is becoming apparent that this can have disastrous effects on patients over time, and there are many horror stories to read at the forum of the ENS Association web site. ENS stands for Empty Nose Syndrome, which is the term coined for this condition.

Should be Mentioned At this Point that Dr

Josephson is a well known and highly regarded ENT specialist and surgeon. He has several times been on New York magazine's 'Best Doctors' list. He has been an expert commentator on many local and national television programs, and he is the Director of the New York Nasal and Sinus Center. I personally believe this book should be part of the home library of anyone who suffers from what Dr. Josephson calls CAID, or Chronic Airway-Digestive Inflammatory Disease.

One Point is Made Clear Throughout the Book:

Like high blood pressure, sinus disease cannot be 'cured' in the sense that it is gone once and for all, but it can only be controlled. But with this awareness and being knowledgeable about one's problem, it is possible to control these health issues, and one can improve his or her life and not be forced to 'just live with it'. Remember that it is very important to have a disciplined mode of writing when writing. This is because it is difficult to complete something started if there is no discipline in writing especially when writing on Chronic Sinus.

Dr. Josephson says that smokers with CAID problems simply must quit. He has some appreciation of the difficulty of quitting, however, and offers some guidelines for that as well.