Symptoms of Acute Sinusitis
Nasal congestion, suspected sinusitis
The Sinusitis acute bacterial is a infection of the sinunal cavities caused by bacteria. It is usually preceded by a cold or an attack of Allergy. Normally, mucus that collects in the sinuses drains into the nasal passages. When a cold or allergy attack occurs, the sinuses become swollen and cannot drain. This can lead to more congestion and infection.
Is it Sinusitis?
The symptoms of Sinusitis They are often difficult to distinguish from Flu and Allergies; That is why many people do not believe it is necessary to consult an Otorhinolaryngologist, making the wrong decision to self-medicate with over-the-counter products such as decongestants or antihistamines.
The diagnosis of the Acute sinusitis It is established by clinical picture, Nasosinusal Videoendoscopic Examination and radiological diagnostic images. We are facing a picture of Acute Sinusitis when they occur symptoms for less than 4 weeks and in the event of Chronic Sinusitis when there is continuous symptoms for a period greater than 12 weeks.
Among the most frequent symptoms found in a Acute sinusitis we can stand out: Nasal congestionGreenish Nasal Discharge, drainage of mucus towards the pharynxchanges or decreased sense of smell, pressure-type facial pain, cough or fever.
Treatments for Sinusitis
The therapy Appropriate treatment for Bacterial Sinusitis should include a specific antibiotic, selected by a Specialist, if you have three or more symptoms of Sinusitis, Be sure to consult your ENT for a correct diagnosis and obtain the appropriate prescription, which should completely terminate, notwithstanding an initial improvement.
Many times the antibiotic alone is not enough, an oral or nasal decongestant may be necessary associated with nasal washes with saline solution and the use of a topical nasal corticosteroid. Different commercial presentations have demonstrated their usefulness in the hydration of the mucosa and activate the mobilization of secretions.
When is Endoscopic Surgery indicated?
When a patient has Sinusitis frequently or when the infection lasts three months or more, it could be Chronic Sinusitis. The symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis may be less severe than those of Acute Sinusitis. However, they can Irreversible changes may occur that require surgical management in most cases to remove physical obstructions as a factor causing the problem.as well as fungus that do not respond to conventional treatment.
The Endoscopic Surgery Transnasalminimally invasive of the paranasal sinuses, has replaced conventional surgeries previously used due to the clinical results worldwide demonstrated in the resolution of this disease.