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All about Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses (that are filled with air). When sinuses become filled with fluid, bacteria can grow there, causing common cold, allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in the lining), or a deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity).

Symptoms include:

  • Thick, yellow, foul-smelling discharge from the nose
  • Blockage in the nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Fever or cough
  • Pressure or pain around the face and eyes
  • Severe headache

This section of the article briefs you about different treatments available for sinusitis.

Antibiotics

These are standard treatment for bacterial sinusitis. Depending on the type, an antibiotic can be prescribed for 3 to 28 days to treat sinuses. Longer treatment may be prescribed for patients with chronic sinus problem.

Nasal decongestant sprays

A patient can use topical nasal decongestants. These spray help shrink swollen nasal passages, ensuring the flow of drainage from the sinuses.

Antihistamines

Antihistamines are quite effective treatment. They act by blocking the inflammation caused by an allergic reaction.

Decongestants and antihistamines

These are effective for treating the congestion in the nose, runny nose, and sneezing that are caused by common colds and hay fever.

Topical nasal corticosteroid sprays

These sprays prevent inflammation and swelling in the nose’s passages and sinus openings. Further, the sprays shrink and help prevent reoccurrence of polyps in the nose.

Nasal saline washes

The washes help clear thickened secretions from the nasal passages. When it comes to such washes for sinusitis, Nasopure Nasal Wash is highly recommended. It has natural ingredients that help improve sinus health, without any side effects. Regular use of a saline washes helps treat sinusitis while keeping sinus clear and clean.

Have a glance at some of the benefits of saline washes.

  • Regular use improves sinus health
  • Clears out thick mucus and help congestion by thinning secretions
  • Helps avert respiratory infections
  • Relieves nasal dryness
  • Improves smell of breath
  • Improves nose bleeding
  • Relaxes the tissues stressed by radiation therapy