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Inflammatory diseases of the nasal sinuses

Sinusitis - an inflammation of the tissues of the paranasal sinusesNose. Depending on where the inflammation started, doctors determine the type of sinusitis. The most famous is maxillary sinusitis, an inflammation of the maxillary sinus.

"Masks" of sinusitis

Sinusitis is acute and chronic. In acute, that is, primary inflammation, the ailment is more pronounced. Chronic sinusitis is less active, but it tortures its owner almost all the year round, then calms down, then again declares itself with renewed vigor.

If you are one of those patients who areLegs of ARVI and do not pay attention to a protracted runny nose, then you can easily get chronic sinusitis. The fact is that bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause colds and flu settle on the nasal mucosa and tonsils, making it difficult to clean the nasal cavity naturally. Delayed outflow of mucus creates additional conditions for the reproduction of bacteria.

If the body is weakened or in a statePermanent stress, sinusitis will not "disturb" even a slight increase in fever with inflammatory diseases of the sinuses of the nose. The disease will pass under the mask of mild ailment against the background of the stuffy nose and then quietly go into a chronic form.

Everything flows ...

Do not rejoice in this development. Leaking practically asymptomatically, a chronic disease can give in due course serious complications on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys. As a "bonus" there is an unpleasant smell from the mouth (the result of vital activity of pathogenic microbes).

With a stronger immune system, such tricksMicrobes do not pass without a trace. Immunity reacts violently even to the slightest invasion of outsiders. The temperature rises, the head hurts, there are discharge from the nose and unpleasant sensations in the eyes, sometimes there is a pain in the teeth and swelling on the side of the inflamed sinus. Immediately go to the doctor.

Surveyed by ENT

After the examination, the doctor will refer you to the picture(X-ray or computed tomography) of the nasal sinuses. Diagnostic tests may include microbiological analysis and allergy testing. And this is not accidental: as medical practice shows, residents of megacities swelling of the nasal mucosa is most often due to prolonged allergic rhinitis. With frequent relapses of sinusitis and ineffective treatment, nasal endoscopy (examination of the inside of the nose and drainage areas of the sinuses) is prescribed. After the prescription of medications, the medical regimen of therapy should be strictly observed and the treatment should not be discontinued, even if it seems to you that the ailment has surrendered much earlier. Otherwise, the microbes will return again and cause an even greater exacerbation. But it is possible to "agree" with sinusitis, and not only in the doctor's office.

Traditional medicine will help

Steam inhalations will reduce the symptoms of both acute,And chronic sinusitis. Essential oils (fir, pine, eucalyptus) are added to the hot water for inhalations. Remember, all the thermal procedures can be done only with the permission of the doctor!

Sea salt is known for its bactericidalProperties, especially for inflammatory diseases of the sinuses of the nose, therefore, all over-the-counter solutions for washing the nose are made on its basis. Such a solution will help get rid of the common cold.

Ivy contains saponosides - biologically activeSubstances that have spasmolytic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. The leaf extract is used to facilitate breathing in diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

The disease will not surprise you

It is easier to get rid of the common cold at an early stage. Even with acute rhinitis, the treatment regimen prescribed by the doctor will help: as a rule, these are vasoconstrictive drugs in combination with the washing of the paranasal sinuses and physiotherapy;

As an auxiliary therapeutic agent prescribed antiseptic drops;

When a bacterial infection is detected, antibiotics and antihistamines are prescribed if the cause is allergy.

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