Chronic Sinus Infections

Thursday 3 May 2012 @ 12:54 pm

Chronic sinus infection is an infection of the sinuses that normally lasts for more than 7 weeks. It is a very severe kind of sinus infection that causes inflammation of the sinuses. Sinuses are small air filled cavities that are found in the human skull. Chronic sinusitis is caused by viral infections like flu and cold.  This infection will work by blocking the sinuses hence hampering the smooth flow of mucus. The mucus will be accumulated in the sinuses where it propels the growth of infections. Chronic sinus infection is caused by bacteria and virus. Under some circumstances, this infection can be caused by dental problems.

There are many chronic sinus infection symptoms. The common ones are nasal congestion, pain and pressure over the infected sinus. This is what makes the pain severe and it can be felt on many parts of the face and forehead. Usually this pain is severe around the nose and eyes. Other symptoms include nasal obstruction, thick nasal discharge, sinus headache, running nose, cough, sore throat, ear pains, nausea, fatigue, and reduce sense of smell. When you experience these signs, it is good to seek medication otherwise the situation may worsen.

Chronic sinus infection can be treated easily. It can be dealt with herbal medications or industrial medication. The use of nasal sprays and decongestants is the most preferred way of handling this infection. Nasal sprays and oral decongestants are good relievers from pain that is associated with sinus. For the inflammation symptom to be handled well, doctors have recommended the use of corticosteroids. There are nasal and oral corticosteroids in the market that can be used to treat chronic sinus infection. Under some circumstances corticosteroid injections can be used. The causing agents of sinus infection tend to recur. This is why the use of antibiotics will offer you best deals.