usually caused by bacterial or viral infection. It may also be with
an allergy infection. Sinusitis affects the sinuses just beneath the eyes
can make your eyes puffy by affecting the eyelids. Usually, eyelids
are not red or itchy. The maxillary sinuses are commonly affected.
Types of Sinus Infection
- Maxillary Sinus
- Chronic Sinus
- Acute Sinus
1. Maxillary Sinus
found near the nose. Maxillary sinuses are located below the
cheekbones and on the sides of the nose above the teeth.
three cavities that point downwards, inwards, and sideways. Maxillary
sinuses are small air-filled holes that are found in the bones of
the face. They produce mucus and reduce the weight of the skull and also
affect the tone quality of a person’s voice.
2. Chronic Sinus
Chronic sinuses are uncommon and occur in some rare cases.
3. Acute Sinus
2 to 3 weeks but it is not uncommon.
lasts longer than 4 to 12 weeks it becomes subacute sinus. A
mild attack of acute sinusitis is common and many people will get
some degree of sinusitis with a cold.
two attacks of severe sinusitis in their lives. However, some
people are very unlucky they have repeated attacks of acute
Symptoms of Acute Sinusitis
- Pain and tenderness over the infected sinuses.
- Blocked Nose
- Running Nose
- High Temperature
- Puffy Eyes
- Watery Eyes
- Breathing Problem
Symptoms in Children
- Nasal Speech
- Mouth Breathing
- Feeding Difficulty
- Ear Discomfort
How is Acute Sinusitis Diagnosed?
symptoms from patients. They also check the temperature and see tenderness
over the sinuses. They examine your nose because the lining of the nose is
often swollen in acute sinusitis. Sometimes investigations are not enough
therefore x-rays, blood tests, or scans are used to diagnose it.
Best Treatment for Sinusitis
Acute sinusitis is usually finished automatically within 2 to 3 weeks.
immune system fights
against sinus infections and it clears up in 2-3 weeks.
If a sinus infection persists for more than 10 days then your doctor may
prescribe steroid nasal spray such as mometasone.
According to the department of health guidelines, antibiotics should not
be used for at least starting 10 days of infection. In most cases,
sinusitis is found due to the virus. So antibiotics do not kill viruses
and they can cause adverse effects such as motion sickness or
In a few cases where antibiotics are needed, there are three
antibiotics that are recommended commonly and safely
- Phenoxymethyl Penicillin
commonly. They also help to bring down the high temperature if you
have. Sometimes codeine phosphate is advised for short
decongestant nasal drops to clean up or open your blocked nose.