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Nasal Congestion, Sinusitis: a Nosey Problem

Nasal Congestion, Sinusitis: a Nosey Problem
by big-dan70 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:48 pm

Nasal Congestion - Sinusitis: a Nosey Problem

Starts with waking up and feeling stuffy and congested. There could be a mild headache and visible swelling around the eyes. Then, the condition worsens and it should be no surprise if you suddenly develop a fever. You also remember that you've been coughing now for 14 days straight without improvement. If you've been experiencing these symptoms, there's a good chance that you actually have sinusitis, a condition characterized by an inflammation of the sinus cavities caused by viruses or bacteria. It is usually inconvenient and may be painful in some cases. But it is treatable and usually not severe. Sinus cavities are the moist and hollow air spaces within the bones of the face around the nose. Located in the area near the eyebrows are the frontal sinuses; the maxillary sinuses are located inside the cheekbones; the ethmoid sinuses are fixed between the eyes; while the sphenoid sinuses found behind the ethmoid sinuses. Sinuses produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain and infection. Under normal conditions, sinuses are filled with air which make facial bones appear to be less dense and much lighter in weight. Without these sinuses, the skull would be so much heavier that you would need both hands to hold your head up all throughout the day. :evil:

What Causes Sinusitis?

Inflammation of the sinuses may be caused by viruses or bacteria, or a combination of both. A person with the common cold has viral sinusitis. Usually, nasal congestion doesn't allow the sinuses to drain properly which cause bacteria to become trapped inside the sinus cavities. When this happens, bacterial sinusitis develops. Allergies can also cause a person to develop sinusitis, also known as allergic rhinitis. Unlike a viral sinusitis or allergic rhinitis which are common, bacterial sinusitis tends to cause more inconvenience such as facial pain, swelling and fever. This condition may require a physician's diagnosis and needs to be treated with an antibiotic to cure the infection and prevent future complications. Frequent sinusitis or infection that lasts for three months or more could become chronic sinusitis. When left untreated, it can cause damage to the sinuses and cheekbones that sometimes requires surgery to repair. Never be reluctant to admit that you don't know. There is no one who knows everything. So if you don't know much about Inflammation Sinuses, all that has to be done is to read up on it!

Preventing Sinusitis

Keep your sinuses clear to avoid developing sinusitis by following these simple steps: Use an oral decongestant or a short course of nasal spray decongestant. Drinking plenty of fluids to keep nasal discharge thin. Avoiding air travel. If you must fly, use a nasal spray decongestant before take-off to prevent blockage of the sinuses allowing mucus to drain. If you have allergies, try to avoid contact with things that trigger attacks. If you cannot, use over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines and/or a prescription nasal spray to control allergy attacks. Allergy testing, followed by appropriate allergy treatments, may also increase your tolerance of allergy-causing substances. Always consult medical professionals for advice. Your doctor can always perform diagnostic tests to find out if you have sinusitis. Once the doctor is sure that you have sinusitis, you can be given a prescription that would help treat the nasal infection. :evil:

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Some of the signs that a person may have bacterial sinusitis are: a stuffy or runny nose with a daytime cough that lasts for 10 to 14 days without improvement mucus discharge from the nose (this can occur with both viral and bacterial sinusitis but continuous thick discharge is more likely to be from bacterial sinusitis) persistent dull pain or swelling around the eyes tenderness or pain in or around the cheekbones a feeling of pressure in your head a headache when you wake up in the morning or when bending over bad breath, even after brushing your teeth pain in the upper teeth a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) Some people also have dry coughs and find it hard to sleep. Others have upset stomachs or feel nausea.

Sinus infection or sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. Sinuses are the hollow cavities in the bones around the nose. When these sinuses get inflamed because of some viral or fungal infection, it results in blockage of air or mucus inside, which causes lot of pain and discomfort, often known as a sinus attack. Sinus infections are very common and millions of people are attacked each year.

Medication also depends on the actual cause of the sinus infection. Sometimes, sinus infections are a result of some other ailments like asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergies to fungi, primary immune deficiency, HIV infection, cystic fibrosis and others. These infections have to be treated before treating the sinusitis itself. Medication for sinusitis usually involves a decongestant to clear the sinuses, an antibiotic to fight the infection, and a pain killer. Decongestant can be in the form of tablet or nasal spray. Some chronic cases can be treated using steroids like prednisone. However, steroids are not generally preferred because of the possible side effects. Acute or chronic sinus infections may require prolonged therapies like saline nasal rinses, topical/oral decongestants, antihistamines, mucolytic agents, and intranasal corticosteroids. Sinus infections that cannot be cured by medication require surgery. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a common surgery for enlarging the sinus openings and allowing drainage. Producing such an interesting anecdote on Sinus took a lot of time and hard work. So it would be enhancing to us to learn that you have made good use of this hard work!

There are three kinds of sinus attacks: acute, chronic, and recurring. Acute sinus attacks are severe and last for around three weeks. Chronic attacks are more severe and last for three to eight weeks or more. Recurring sinus infections, on the other hand, are those that frequently appear over a period of time. Medication is given according to the kind of attack. Chronic sinus infections need prolonged treatment, whereas normal sinus infections can be treated with over-the-counter drugs.

There are Many Home Remedies for Treating Sinus Infections

Though these remedies may not provide any lasting cure, they definitely give some relief. Some common home remedies are: steam inhalation, hot or a cold compress over the inflamed area, a decoction of mustard seed powder and water instilled in the nostrils, consumption of jalapeno peppers, consumption of the juice of ripe grapes, application of a paste of cinnamon and water on the forehead, application of a paste of ginger and water/milk on the forehead, application of a paste of basil leaves, cloves and dried ginger on the forehead, inhalation of steam from eucalyptus oil, warm tea, and so on.

Re: Nasal Congestion, Sinusitis: a Nosey Problem
by big-dan70 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:18 am

Sinusitis Pain - Major Symptoms of Sinus Infection Problems

You think your colds already lasted four weeks and are not very sure if your condition has developed into a sinus infection, you have to know the classic, common and major symptoms of sinus infection problems in order for you to know fully well what kind of condition you are in. knowing the symptoms of your sinus infection problem may also help you in applying earlier treatment to prevent full-blown inflammation to your sinuses. By applying the necessary treatment beforehand, you also avoid the effects of sinus infections to your emotional, physical and mental bearing.


There's also another effective way in preventing symptoms of sinus infection problems. You have to know the particular reason that triggers your sinusitis. Being aware of this will make you prevent coming attacks. But that will be taken up for another story'-30- We worked as diligently as an owl in producing this composition on Acute Sinusitis. So only if you do read it, and appreciate its contents will we feel our efforts haven't gone in vain.

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Classic symptoms of acute sinusitis are nasal congestion, green nasal phlegm, facial/dental pain, eye pain, headache, and cough at night. Some also complain of fever, feeling ill, bad breath and a sore throat. Chronic sinusitis is more difficult to diagnose. Same symptoms may apply with acute sinusitis but in a milder form. Unless your sinus infection problem has been going on for two months or more, it's not usually thought of as chronic since chronic means long-term The more readers we get to this writing on Sinusitis, the more encouragement we get to produce similar, interesting articles for you to read. So read on and pass it to your friends. :idea:

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. Did you ever believe that there was so much to learn about Sinusitis Nasal Congestion? Neither did we! Once we got to write this article, it seemed to be endless.

Sinusitis Treatment can be a Tricky Business

Symptoms are too common, making it difficult to detect sinusitis immediately and to start tackling your condition. But whatever the root of your symptoms, there are certain ways to get rid of your symptoms, as well as the wholeness of your sickness. ;)

Other Considerations for Taking Antibiotics:

- You have to discuss your sinusitis with your doctor so that you can be prescribed with the right type of treatment program. Your history with antibiotics also has a role on whether your sinusitis can be treated with previously taken medication or not. It was with keen interest that we got about to writing on Sinusitis Viral. Hope you read and appreciate it with equal interest.

Antibiotics can Play a Big Part in Sinusitis Treatment

But it can also be detrimental to your condition. You need to be aware of how antibiotics should be considered for your sinusitis before jumping to the conclusion that these drugs are for you. Aiming high is our motto when writing about any topic. In this way, we tend to add whatever matter there is about Sinusitis, rather than drop any topic.

You are Allergic to Antibiotics

But if you have tried only a specific type of antibiotic before and you had an allergic reaction, do not assume that you are allergic to all antibiotics. Monitor your usage of the drug and discuss this with your doctor. If your doctor still recommends antibiotics for your sinusitis treatment, you may be given a different type of antibiotic. We are satisfied with this end product on Sinusitis Viral. It was really worth the hard work and effort in writing so much on Sinusitis Viral. :)

When prescribed with antibiotics, you have to follow your doctor's exact instructions for taking the medication. The full dosage should be administered within the time frame suggested by the doctor in order to get the complete effect of the antibiotics treatment. Failure to administer antibiotics correctly can result to non-treatment of sinusitis, or even a worsening of your condition. Enhancing your vocabulary is our intention with the writing of this article on Sinusitis Viral. We have used new and interesting words to achieve this.

For whatever sinusitis treatment you opt to pursue, you need to remember that there are a lot of ways to get to a cure. If you see that whatever you are doing is not improving your condition, find out more on what else you can do. Research about your condition, the available treatment options, and talk to your doctor to get a medical professional's point of view on these matters. We have not included any imaginary or false information on Sinusitis Doctor here. Everything here is true and up to the mark!

You have no improvements in your symptoms after taking antibiotics for 14 days. You should go see your doctor so you can be advised with another treatment program. Antibiotics may not have been right for your sinusitis in the first place. Using our imagination has helped us create a wonderful article on Antibiotics Sinusitis. Being imaginative is indeed very important when writing about Antibiotics Sinusitis!

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Sinusitis Treatment May Include Antibiotics If:

- your sinusitis is caused by bacteria and other related infectious organisms such as fungi and parasites. - you need a strong kind of medication to fight off severe symptoms such as chronic headache, facial pain and swelling. But again, this is only applicable if your sinusitis is brought on by a bacterial (as well as some types of fungal or parasitic) infection. Even the beginner will get to learn more about Sinusitis Viral after reading this article. It is written in easy language so that everyone will be able to understand it. ;)

Sinusitis Treatment May Not Include Antibiotics If:

- your sinusitis is viral. Antibiotics do not target viruses. There is no known medicine yet that can eliminate viruses. Viral sinusitis needs to heal on its own, and taking antibiotics may just make your body develop resistance to the drugs. Dwelving into the interiors of Sinusitis Viral has led us to all this information here on Sinusitis Viral. Sinusitis Viral do indeed have a lot to tell!Dwelving into the interiors of Sinusitis Viral has led us to all this information here on Sinusitis Viral. Sinusitis Viral do indeed have a lot to tell!

Anyone who's ever suffered from sinusitis will confess to having had bouts of headaches. However, it may not always be caused by sinusitis. An interesting case was written by a certain 'DP' to Doctor Vincent Martin detailing the hardships 'he' bore in connection with headaches seemingly caused by sinusitis. The patient has consulted with different specialists but still the condition persists. :evil:

Number of Mechanisms are Responsible for Triggering this Effect

Chronic nasal or sinus disease are said to lead to headaches through these mechanisms theoretically. One of these would be through the obstruction of the nasal passage when the membranes of the nose swell or through abnormalities in the bone structure of the nose. There are instances when the drainage of our sinuses are also plugged making way for changes in the air pressure in the sinuses and this causes the pain we perceive as headaches. This is the other mechanism which contributes to the headache effect of sinus infections. Keep your mind open to anything when reading about Sinus Disease. Opinions may differ, but it is the base of Sinus Disease that is important.

However, I have to agree with Doctor Martin that the sinus infection per se is not the real cause for these headaches. There may be instances when it will be the cause but oftentimes they only serve as trigger for the headaches which might be caused by other disorders. Fact is, these headaches that are attributed to sinus infections may be migraine or other forms of vascular or "tension" headaches that also give pain in the forehead and around the eyes.


Treating the symptoms of sinus headaches may be enough to get you through the milder cases. Place a hot or cold towel or a compress to help with the pain and swelling. You can also purchase nasal sprays to treat the problem and it can be quite effective. Do not go above the prescribed limit as you could aggravate the condition. We were a bit tentative when embarking on this project on Sinus Headaches. However, using the grit and determination we have, we have produced some fine reading material on Sinus Headaches.

Sinuses are Located in a Few Different Places

It will encompass the area above the nose and behind the eyes. The mucus and tissue in these cavities can become full or irritated, causing much pain. There are occasions when the cavities are filled to the brim and intense pressure is created, causing pain. Using the intuition I had on Sinusitis, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Sinusitis has been included here.

Environmental Factors can Also Contribute to Sinus Headaches

Taking a plane actually aggravates them as the pressure change affects it. Allergens and stress can also adversely affect the sinuses. Other causes such as the weather can affect the problem. With humidity levels or air pressure rising or dropping, it can make sinus cavities get inflamed and headaches tend to follow. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Sinuses, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds.

Be careful that you do not select one that will actually worsen the affects. Acetaminophen or aspirins are useful treatments, but it is easy to use too much of it. MOH (medication overuse headache) is something that affects people that overuse their medications, whether it be over-the-counter or prescription. Writing something about Sinuses 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.

Once you have found out the root of the problem, there are many ways to treat it. Unfortunately, when they are caused by the common cold, only time can heal the condition. There are,however, various pain relief medicines available. We had at first written a rough assignment on Sinuses Causes. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product.

Sometimes a more serious condition is indicated by a sinus headache. A deviated septum is genetic problem and the cavities tend to keep more moisture and fluids than it should. This is one type of sinusitis. If diagnosed with this condition, it can be corrected through surgical methods. Opportunity knocks once. So when we got the opportunity to write on Sinuses Causes, we did not let the opportunity slip from our hands, and got down to writing on Sinuses Causes.

Rare cases, sinus headaches can also be caused by allergic reactions of various kinds. Certain things in food or in the air could trigger a reaction in those not normally affected by sinus headaches. These causes usually affect only a small portion of the population. Coordinating matter regarding to Sinus Cavities took a lot of time. However, with the progress of time, we not only gathered more matter, we also learnt more about Sinus Cavities.

Sinusitis is often mistaken as a common cold; whereas, a common cold is a problem of the whole upper respiratory system whilst sinusitis only refers to the inflammation of just the sinuses. :)

There is also a variety of alternative kinds of treatment for sinusitis like saline solutions, homeopathy, acupuncture and various herbs. Barberry and eucalyptus are popular and effective herbs because they have active substances like berberine alkaloids and strong anti-bacterial properties that fight infection. The more readers we get to this writing on Sinusitis Ethmoid, the more encouragement we get to produce similar, interesting articles for you to read. So read on and pass it to your friends. :evil:


Frontal sinusitis and ethmoid cause headaches in the frontal cavities which are located near the eyes. Sinusitis can be caused by many things. Viral infections, air pollution, like smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, and allergies are just some of the elements that increase your chance of having sinusitis. :shock:


There are about 3 popular forms of sinusitis characterized by the frequency they occur. The first would be acute sinusitis. A person has acute sinusitis if her sinuses are inflamed for about 3 weeks. If a person shows symptoms of sinusitis for about 3 months, then that person has acute sinusitis. But if a person experiences acute sinusitis non consequently then that person is considered to have recurrent sinusitis. Reading is a habit that has to be cultivated from a small age. Only if one has the habit of reading can one acquire more knowledge on things like Nasal Congestion. :idea:

However, how is one to know if he or she has sinusitis? Well, some of the more obvious symptoms include runny noses, phlegm or mucus, cough, fullness of the facial features and bad breath. You also have sinusitis if your nasal congestion is not responding well to decongestants and antihistamines simultaneously with having some of the above mentioned symptoms. There is sure to be a grin on your face once you get to read this article on Sinuses. This is because you are sure to realize that all this matter is so obvious, you wonder how come you never got to know about it!

To diagnose if you really have sinusitis, your doctor will either check your sinuses for tenderness by tapping or by shining a light to see if your sinuses are illuminated and clear. Other measures include taking samples by needle from your nasal area and having x-rays. :roll:


Is important to check what nasal decongestant you are using because some decongestants will only worsen the case after a few days. Quality of the decongestant you will use should be the top priority if you want quicker relief. Most decongestants offer immediate relief but if used longer than about a week, these may cause more damage. It would be hopeless trying to get people who are not interested in knowing more about Sinusitis Nasal Congestion to read articles pertaining to it. Only people interested in Sinus and nasal products will enjoy this article.

For extreme cases of sinusitis, usually surgical extraction is performed. One shouldn't hesitate when deciding to treat sinusitis because it is in your best interest that you treat your sinusitis immediately to help alleviate the pain it may be causing in the soonest possible time. A lot of imagination is required in writing. People may think that writing on Maxillary Sinusitis is very easy; on the contrary, knowledge and imagination has to be merged to create an interesting composition.