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Sinus and Severe Sinus Infections
by bigboy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:26 pm

Sinus - Severe Sinus Infections

Sinus infections are illnesses that affect the sinuses. Also known as sinusitis, this infection causes severe inflammation to the sinuses, which are hollow cavities in the bones around the nose. When a person suffers from fungal or viral infections like hay fever, rhinitis, etc. these sinuses become inflamed. Air and mucus may get blocked inside these inflamed sinuses, causing severe pain and discomfort. Sometimes, there could be a vacuum inside the sinuses. The main symptoms of severe sinus infections are pain in the head, ear, or neck; headaches early in the morning; pain in the upper jaw, cheeks, and teeth; swelling of the eyelids; pain between the eyes; stuffy nose; loss of smell; and tenderness near the nose. Sometimes, there could be fever, tiredness, weakness, severe cough, and runny nose. Very rarely, acute sinusitis can lead to infection in the brain or some other complication. ;)

Some most common treatments for severe sinus infections are saline nasal rinses, topical/oral decongestants, antihistamines, mucolytic agents, and intranasal corticosteroids. Severe sinus infections that cannot be cured by medication call for surgery. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a common surgery for enlarging the sinus openings and allowing drainage. Slang is one thing that has not been included in this composition on Sinusitis Infection. It is because slang only induces bad English, and loses the value of English. :evil:

Even though everyone gets a sinus attack one time or the other, acute and chronic sinus attacks, which are of the more severe kind, should be treated early. It is better to take a specialist's opinion before using any of the over-the-counter drugs available in the market. Even though pain killers and decongestants may provide some relief, severe sinus infections need a more professional treatment with antibiotics and even steroids. Mostly, severe sinus infections may occur because of some other reason like asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergies to fungi, primary immune deficiency, HIV infection, cystic fibrosis, and so on. In such cases, treatment should be provided for treating these infections first. This article serves as a representative for the meaning of Inflammation Sinuses in the library of knowledge. Let it represent knowledge well.

Sinus infections are basically of thee kinds: acute (up to three weeks), chronic (three to eight weeks or more) and recurring (frequent attacks within a year). Sinus infections may also be classified on the basis of the kind of sinus: frontal sinuses (over the eyes in the brow area), maxillary sinuses (inside each cheekbone), ethmoid sinuses (just behind the bridge of the nose and between the eyes), and sphenoid sinuses (behind the ethmoids in the upper region of the nose and behind the eyes).

'Postnasal drip is an unscientific term that refers to the sensation of thick phlegm in the throat which can become infected'. So says Dr. Murray Grossan in his book 'The Sinus Cure, 7 Simple Steps'. He goes on to explain that this is caused when our cilia-mucous system is not functioning properly and how pulsating nasal irrigation can help correct this situation.


  • Almost every case over the past 5 years or so, the above procedure has prevented the old sequence of events that led to a sinus infection.
  • When I was very young I used to say, ' when I get a cold, it's a doozy'.
  • Little did I know that I was experiencing sinus infections.
  • A normal cold only lasts 5 days to a week or so, but my 'colds' would last 10 days or sometimes two weeks, and they were difficult to deal with.
  • My nose and eyes would run so much I could only lie in bed with my eyes closed for days.
  • Slang is one thing that has not been included in this composition on Sinus Infections.
  • It is because slang only induces bad English, and loses the value of English.


Onset of a sinus infection and the associated deep headaches and pain in my upper nasal cavities and around the eyes. - A course of antibiotics for 10 days to two weeks.

The above scenario sounds familiar, I highly suggest using the pulsating nasal irrigation process on a daily basis, and to follow the above procedure if you start to feel the ominous 'tickle' in your throat.

Even now there are occasions when I start to feel the familiar old 'tickle' that begins the process. This is a dangerous warning sign, and I will do several things including additional nasal irrigation (at least twice or even three times per day), and I will also take 5 mg. of prednisone. Sometimes in order to fight off the coming attack, I'll need to take the prednisone for two or three days. This is in addition to taking flonase before going to bed, and possibly zyrtec, which is an antihistamine. Prednisone is a steroid and can have serious side effects if too much is taken. However, it does open up sinus cavities so they can drain properly, and the above amounts are not too much to cause problems, according to my ENT specialist. This article serves as a representative for the meaning of Sinus Cavities in the library of knowledge. Let it represent knowledge well.

A little tickle in the throat appears lasting a day or two. - A more serious sore throat caused by post nasal drip begins. - Onset of a cold with lots of congestion and blockage, runny nose and eyes.

There are four pairs of sinusitis in our skull namely- Frontal sinuses, Ethmoid sinuses, maxillary sinuses and sphenoid sinuses. Normally, instead of creating any problem, they help in many functions like providing insulation to the skull, resonance to voice and in reducing the weight of the skull. They are vulnerable to bacterial infection and when bacteria or other microorganism infect, one experiences some problems and the condition is called sinusitis. There are some symptoms of this infection called the sinusitis symptoms.

Generally, when you are infested by cold or flu, the viral attack causes some sinusitis symptoms but they are very common to all. On the other hand, if bacteria attack you, the symptoms will not include flu or even cold. If bacteria infect your sinuses you will have the following sinusitis treatments:

You will experience nasal congestion and there may be a discharge with thick pus, which may be yellowish-green or simply yellowish in color.You may also experience pain in teeth when you bend downwards. The symptoms may vary depending on the intensity of the problem.The symptoms may continue for more than 10 days and they worsen after 5-6 days from infestation. Sometimes patients may experience severe headache along with nasal congestion. They may also experience pain in some particular areas of the face.The eyes may appear red, bulge a little and may be painful.You may also experience some kind of irritation in your nose.Some patients are reported to experience double vision too.Fever with persistent cough is also a common sinusitis symptom.You may feel fatigued and experience a lack of response due to decongestants or antihistamines.Most common symptoms are too much sneezing, muscle ache, throat infection, and nasal drippings.

Sinusitis Occurs in Children, the Symptoms May be Different from Adults

Since children are likely to develop ethmoid sinuses located near eyes, they would feel pain in eyes, facial areas, headache, persistent nasal discharge, daytime cough, and fever. Their symptoms become very much severe when they are 3-4 days old. Some children may also experience vomiting, irritability, gagging on mucus, and body pain. If such sinusitis fevers are seen in children or an adult they must immediately consult ENT specialists to cure the ailment.

The symptoms are quite clear: it all starts with a constant throbbing pain in the side of the face and sometimes the eye; sometimes nasal congestion is also one of the symptoms of the condition and fever too. These symptoms can all lead to sinus headaches that are quite severe in nature. :o.

Frontal Sinuses

These can be found over the eyes and an infection that occurs here will result in forehead pain. Ethmoid Sinuses. These can be found in the deep recesses of the nose and any pain caused here will circulate between and behind the eyes. We have used clear and concise words in this article on Sinus Infections to avoid any misunderstandings and confusions that can be caused due to difficult words. ;)

Maxillary Sinuses.These sinuses are usually found in the middle third area of the face, the pain of an infection of these sinuses is usually experienced across the face and below the eyes in the area next to the nose. Most people who suffer from sinus headaches are usually experiencing headaches caused by an infection of these sinuses. It is always better to use simple English when writing descriptive articles, like this one on Sinus Infections. It is the layman who may read such articles, and if he can't understand it, what is the point of writing it?

Regular blockage of the sinus buster story may lead to a condition which is described as Chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is usually treated with treated with a course of antibiotics, decongestants and nasal sprays. It all really depends on the cause of the repeat infections that continue to occur. In some cases surgery may also be needed in order to remove any polyps that may be causing a blockage of the air ducts, or surgery may be required that correct a deviated septum in order to reduce the progression of the infections and stop any discomfort that may be felt with repeat attacks. Keeping to the point is very important when writing. So we have to stuck to Sinus Headache, and have not wandered much from it to enhance understanding.


Most sinus headaches tend to occur when a person has a bad cold, has allergies of suffers from the flu. A sinus headache may also be something else, such as the symptom of a much more severe sinus disease or a sign that something may be blocking the sinus ducts and which may lead to the reoccurrence of sinus infections. It must always be diagnosed and treated by a doctor or physician. We have used a mixture of seriousness and jokes in this composition on Sinuses. This is to liven the mood when reading about Sinuses. ;)


Nasal irrigation or nasal lavage is technique of hydrotherapy whereby one is able to completely and thoroughly wash out the nasal passages and sinuses. It is totally safe and it is very effective. So effective in fact, if you were to do absolutely nothing else for your sinuses, this one technique could still radically alter your health for the better.

Nasal irrigation steps in for the damaged cilia and does their job for them by removing the debris. In fact, one form of nasal irrigation actually simulates ciliary movement with its pulsatile action and subsequently this stimulates ciliary function such that it may be encouraged toward improvement. There are several forms of nasal irrigation, not all equally effective, though all beneficial. Choose a method most convenient for you-one that you will stick with and utilize at least once daily (twice is better!) for the long haul. Neti Pot play a prominent part in this composition. It is with this prominence that we hope people get to know more about Neti Pot.

You see, if you have chronic sinusitis, chances are good that you have damaged cilia from all of the previous infection. (Cilia are the small hairlike structures that move debris and mucous out of the sinuses and nasal passages.) If you have damaged cilia or impaired ciliary function, your sinuses are not able to clean themselves effectively. Thus, mucous and debris (pollen, dust, dander, etc.) buildup in your sinuses and nasal passages and increase the inflammation and block the sinus openings.

You can Easily Prepare Your Own Saline Solution for Nasal Irrigation

To do so, you will need non-iodized table salt (some people are allergic to iodine and over time it will irritate the sinuses) and baking soda. Mix 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 pinch of baking soda into 8 ounces of warm (not cold and not hot!) water. Stir thoroughly to allow the salt and baking soda to completely dissolve. Irrigate with one of the above methods. Nasal Irrigation are versatile as they are found in all parts and walks of life. It all depends on the way you take it.

The preceding, you were introduced to the methods and implements of nasal irrigation, now we need to discuss just what constitutes an appropriate salinated mixture. Before discussing the preparation that you can make yourself, I highly recommend purchasing premixed saline for solution, which is typically PH balanced for the human body and leaves no room for error as there is no guesswork in measurement. In particular, I recommend a product called Breathe-Ease XL above all else. Developing a gradual interest in Nasal Irrigation was the basis for writing this article. On reading this, you will gradually get interested in Nasal Irrigation. :)

The absence of the above irrigation implements, one can still irrigate the nose by preparing an appropriate mixture of salinated water into a cupped hand and snorting it into each nostril. We tried to create as much matter for your understanding when writing on Sinuses. We do hope that the matter provided here is sufficient to you.

You may also choose to produce some saline solution for moistening the nasal passages throughout the day and to rinse away pollen and other irritants. You can purchase small spray bottles for the nose at most drug stores. Simply fill the bottle with the above suggested saline preparation. Be sure to change the mixture out daily as well as to wash your spray bottle so as to prevent bacterial buildup. There is a vast ocean of knowledge connected with Sinuses. What is included here can be considered a fraction of this knowledge!

Regarding appropriate irrigation technique, the head should be tilted forward over a sink such that when you irrigate one nostril the fluid pours from the other nostril. You should keep your mouth open and try not to swallow while irrigating. For specific irrigation instructions, see the package insert of whichever of the above products you choose for your irrigation purposes. :oops:

The Most Beneficial Form of Nasal Irrigation is that of Pulsatile Nasal Irrigation

Pulsatile irrigation is a mechanical method of irrigation in which a gentle stream of salinated water is directed through the nasal passages in pulses. This pulsation effectively simulates (and stimulates) ciliary motion, which is often impaired in those with chronic sinusitis. Revision is very important when writing or speaking about a topic. We had a lot of drafting to do to come to this final product on Nasal Irrigation.

Re: Sinus and Severe Sinus Infections
by bigboy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:27 pm

Sinus - Symptoms and Causes of Sinusitis - Part Two

Bacteria such as Haemophyllus Influenza or Streptococcus Pneumonia are usual inhabitants of our upper respiratory tract causing no damages to the body. When the organism is affected by another viral infection, is weaken or the sinuses are obstructed, they lead to an acute sinus infection. Fungal organisms like Aspergillus and Curvularia cause an allergic sinusitis to persons with suppressed immune systems.


Sinusitis caused by bacterial organisms can be easier cured with a combination of antibiotics and nasal decongestant sprays. This kind of medication can cause side-effects like swelling and congestion. So after reading what we have mentioned here on Sinuses, it is up to you to provide your verdict as to what exactly it is that you find fascinating here. :lol:

Chronic sinusitis, as well as acute sinusitis can be especially caused by the allergic rhinitis, a nasal inflammatory disease. The condition known as vasomotor rhinitis is triggered by cold air, humidity, perfumes and alcohol also induces sinus infections. It is only if you find some usage for the matter described here on Inflammation Sinusitis that we will feel the efforts put in writing on Inflammation Sinusitis fruitful. So make good usage of it!

Most common cause of chronic sinusitis is allergic factors in the air producing sinus inflammation; such allergens are dust, pollen, mold and they set off allergic rhinitis, the primer stage to a chronic sinus condition. Pollution and damp weather are also important triggers for chronic sinusitis. Allergic fungal sinusitis is given by the body's reaction to outer fungus by releasing chemical compounds which produce inflammation and cause sinusitis. Writing on Acute Sinusitis proved to be a gamble to us. This is because there simply seemed to be nothing to write about in the beginning of writing. It was only in the process of writing did we get more and more to write on Acute Sinusitis.

Inhaled allergens make the bodies immune and defense cells to release histamine and other allergic factors on the sinus mucosa, leading to its swelling and to blocking the mucus drainage. We do hope that you find the information here something worth recommending others to read and think about once you complete reading all there is about Chronic Sinusitis.


The worst type of sinus damage is the combination between allergic condition and sinus infection; both cause congestion, discomfort, inflammation and excessive mucus secretion. Nasal sprays with steroidal components can be used for a longer time and usually have no side effects, except maybe irritation of the mucosa of the nasal passages.

Patients with nasal polyps or asthma can easily develop sinusitis during medication with non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like aspirin or Ibuprofen. There are many varieties of Www Sinus Infection found today. However, we have stuck to the description of only one variety to prevent confusion!

There are various effective treatments for sinus infection but before we venture into the form of treatment, a fundamental understanding of sinusitis is essential. Basically, it is the inflammation of the sinus cavities that can result from viral, fungus or bacterial infection as well as environmental and allergic reaction. It can be caused by structural deformities too. ;)


Other essential home remedies that can be useful is the use of humidifier that can reduce dryness that irritate the sinus membranes as well as salt water nasal spray to moisten the nasal passageways so as to be rid of irritants and bacteria. In addition to, sticking to proper diets can be useful too. Medicinal herbs can be effective in strengthening the immune system. As for chronic sinus infection, acupuncture can be helpful and the use of steam two to four times a day can improve circulation. It is not necessary that only the learned can write about Sinuses Ethmoid. As long as one ahs a flair for writing, and an interest for gaining information on Sinuses Ethmoid, anyone can write about it. :shock:

Combination With the Above Treatments, Try to Stay Indoors When Pollution is Bad

As well as when you are sleeping, elevate your head with support pillows to promote healing and effective drainage. The best form of treatment is to keep to a proper diets and exercise. Quality is better than quantity. It is of no use writing numerous pages of nonsense for the reader. Instead, it is better to write a short, and informative article on specific subjects like Sinus Cavities. People tend to enjoy it more. :evil:

Para nasal sinuses are essentially pockets of air spaces in close proximity to the nasal cavity that existed within the bones of the skull and face. They are divided into maxillary sinuses, frontal sinuses, ethmoid sinuses and sphenoid sinuses. When sinusitis occurs, it is the result of inflammation and congestion of the sinus draining pipes nose blocked the mucus from draining. We have used clear and concise words in this article on Sinuses Ethmoid to avoid any misunderstandings and confusions that can be caused due to difficult words. :lol:


Common symptoms of sinusitis are headache, fever, weakness, tiredness, cough and nasal congestion. Doctors would also likely look for swelling, tenderness and redness of the skin over the cheekbones. Transillumination by shining a bright light in a darkened room against the cheek or forehead, looking for blockages is also one way of detecting sinusitis. We were rather indecisive on where to stop in our writings of Sinuses. We just went on writing and writing to give a long article.

Irrigation is One Way of Treating Sinusitis

Sinus irrigation is to wash your sinuses daily with salt water. However, if done incorrectly, problems may arise. Using too much salt can dry out the sinuses while using a little salt can increase the swelling. The value of this composition is achieved if after reading it, your knowledge on Sinus Surgery is greatly influenced. This is how we find out that the meaning of Sinus Surgery has really entered you! :roll:

Keeping your sinuses well hydrated would keep the mucus membranes from drying out which prevents your sinuses against bacterial infection. Prescription drugs are also ways of sinus infection treatment like antibiotics to control present bacterial infection, decongestants to reduce congestion, mucolytics, antihistamines and other pain medications to reduce any pain that you may have are some. However, too much relying on drugs could also make you dependent on them. It is the normal style of writers to add additional information with the intention of lengthening the length of an article. However, we have provided a short and concise article with only required information on Sinus Infection.

Surgery like endoscopic sinus surgery which is less invasive than the conventional sinus surgery, would enlarge the openings of the sinuses to allow drainage. But surgery should be considered only after most of the treatments failed.

But as Most Physicians Would Agree, Prevention is Still Better Than Cure

So while still on early stages of sinus infection, treat it immediately. Prevention can be as simple as avoiding cigarette smoke and other air pollutants if you have allergies. Daily hand washing will surely help prevent colds as well as taking in Vitamin C. Avoid air travel as well if you have a cold or an allergy attack because changes in air pressure can cause a vacuum to does chlorine irritate sinuses leading to a lot of pain. The initial stages of this article on Sinusitis proved to be difficult. However, with hard work and perseverance, we have succeeded in providing an interesting and informative article for you to read.

One of the Common Symptoms of Sinus is Nasal Congestion Which is Called Sinus Congestion

I personally have met many people suffering from sinus congestion who ask in expectancy the question ''how to get rid of sinus congestion?'' Now before we learn both the medical and home remedies of this sinus congestion it would fair to learn a little on this problem.

Symptoms and Causes - Chronic Sinusitis - Mayo Clinic

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Why in Sinus a Person Experiences Nasal Congestion

There are basically two reasons for it and in some cases some other happenings may be the cause. But we are not moving to such deep lengths. Lets find the common reasons. First in sinusitis your sinuses are attacked by bacteria which cause infection and natural debris come out making the natural mucus thick and less lubricated. As a result it blocks the nasal passage. And the other reason could be the growth of tissue or muscle which intrudes the sinuses and also block nasal passage. And all the day you fee something chocking inside.


Now lets find out simple and effective methods which you can perform in your home on ''how to get rid of sinus congestion?''. If the causative agent are the microbes you need to go for nasal irrigation, good diet to improve immune system rich in vitamin C, minerals and other nutrients. You can also look for more home remedies in the web for sinus congestion. But on the other hand if its due to growth of tissue or muscle, Yoga is the best answer to your query. Yoga has been found to have the power to remove such growth and cure yours sinus congestion.

Why Our Bodies Need to Develop Sinuses is Not Clear to Many

However, scientific studies suggest that sinuses make us feel less burdened by the weight of our head due to the light air that fills them. Scientists say that if anything solid were to take the place of the air pockets, our heads will become much heavier. Sinuses are also believed to enhance the depth and tone of our voice. For example, our voices often sound differently when we are suffering from common cold or, worse, sinus attack. Sinuses are versatile as they are found in all parts and walks of life. It all depends on the way you take it.

Anything Good can be Said about Sinusitis, It is this: the Infection is Not Contagious

Unless discomforts are such that they are keeping the infected child from moving about, he or she may continue going to school or mingling with friends without fear of contaminating anyone. What the child needs to avoid are allergies and environmental pollutants. This will at least reduce the risks of going down with the infection--again. Developing a vision on Sinuses Nose, we saw the need of providing some enlightenment in Sinuses Nose for others to learn more about Sinuses Nose. :idea:

Sinuses Cover Themselves With Moist and Thin Layers of Tissue Called Mucous Membrane

This membrane makes it possible to add moisture to the air that comes in through normal breathing. They likewise secrete a gooey liquid called mucus that fills parts of the nose, also known as snot. This liquid serves to collect dust and germs that fly in the air before they can go farther inside the body. There is a vast ocean of knowledge connected with Chronic Sinusitis. What is included here can be considered a fraction of this knowledge! ;)

Mucus Membranes Surrounding the Nasal Area and Grow Tiny Hairs or Cilia

These hairs sway, in ways that facilitate mucus flow, in and out of the nose. The cilia are disabled and the back flow of the mucus gets disrupted when a person contracts the cold virus. This explains why persons with cold develop symptoms like runny nose and clogged nasal cavities. The infection causes the swelling of mucus lining within the nasal area. This prevents the tiny passages between the sinuses and nose from working properly, effectively trapping more mucus within the sinuses. The immobile mucus becomes a friendly host for the virus, fungi and bacteria to breed. :lol:

The Bones in Our Head and Face Have Blank Niches or Spaces Filled With Air, Called Sinuses

Sinuses can be found at the back of the nasal cavity, on both sides of the nose, inside the forehead, behind both and in between eyes. Sinuses come in pairs; there are normally four pairs in each person. They start showing as early as the first few months of conception; they continue to develop until late adolescent age. There are many varieties of Sinusitis Common found today. However, we have stuck to the description of only one variety to prevent confusion!

Here are Some Useful Tips to Bid Adieu to Acute Sinus Pain

First, let's analyze whether it is a chronic or a simple case of sinus. There are three major divisions of sinusitis - acute, sub-acute and chronic. Acute is basically bacterial in origin and lasts for less than four weeks, sub acute types last for four to twelve weeks, chronic more than 12 weeks. They are left over symptoms caused by cold or flu.

Remedies Drink lot of fluids it keeps the mucous flowing which is the first step to get rid of acute sinus pain. Drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day. Herbal tea and soups have an excellent effect.Steam your face for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Boil water in a bowl and add cold balm to it and put a towel on your head. Now inhale the vapour it gives you lot of relief.Blow your nose regularly.Allergy can also cause sinus for example a particular food, drink or inhalant. Sometime people are allergic to cockroaches too. So identify the allergen and find relief.Intake of Vitamin A and Vitamin C can aid in an infection. Vitamin A strengthens the immune system.N-acetylcysteine, a resultant of an amino acid, assists in sinus drain.Xanthium fruit and magnolia flower are used to clear nasal blocks according to a Chinese method.Herbs like nettle leaves in tea also reduce inflammation. We tried to create as much matter for your understanding when writing on Sinusitis. We do hope that the matter provided here is sufficient to you.

Symptoms of Acute Sinus

See if you have the right symptoms of acute sinus pain, which include headache, fever, cough, postnasal drainage (yellow or green in colour), nasal congestion, hampered smell, facial pain, and change in body temperature, sever headache in the mornings are the symptoms we often find in this case.