07 Sep 2018 - 2 min read
Sinusitis is the infection of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Normally, the healthy sinuses are filled with air. When there is an infection, the sinuses get filled with fluid and germs can grow there causing inflammation.
Sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the mucosal lining of the sinus passages. Frequent attacks of sinusitis for over three months, also known as chronic sinusitis, result in the thickening of the mucosal membranes and an excess production of nasal and sinus secretions. These secretions are usually thick and sticky and frequently predispose the sinuses to bacterial infection.
Hence, it is important to ensure proper and adequate treatment of sinusitis, both acute and chronic.
Commonly, a doctor can identify sinusitis by the history of symptoms and clinical examination. Other than that, an X-ray of paranasal sinuses can clearly point out the presence and in most cases the underlying cause of sinusitis.
The following measures are quite effective in treating the above-mentioned symptoms:
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