The sinusitis may be generated following a flu, irritation caused by snuff after suffering allergy or allergy. According to data presented at the XIX Spring Meeting of the Commission for Rhinology, Allergy and Anterior Skull Base of the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, chronic rhinosinusitis affects 4% of the population, with a close relationship with respiratory diseases such as asthma.
A study published in the journal Otolaringology Head and Neck Surgery concludes that the average age is 50.4 years ; that about 60% are women and that in 35% they coexist with allergic rhinitis, in 13.3% with nasal polyposis, and in 4.4% with asthma.
What is sinusitis?
When we talk about sinusitis, we refer to the paranasal sinuses , cavities located in the frontal bones and upper jaw that communicate with the nasal passages and influence adequate breathing, heating and olfaction. These cavities produce mucous-type secretions that go to the nose and occur as a result of the inflammatory reaction of an infection by viruses, fungi or bacteria.
The inflammation can occur after a catarrhal process or rhinitis of a different nature. It can also be due to dental implants that penetrate the sinus floor causing these recurrent infections.
How to know if I have sinusitis
Some of the most frequent symptoms that we can find in chronic sinusitis are the following:
Difficulty breathing through the nose.
Reduced sense of smell and taste.
Pain in the upper jaw and teeth.
Thick, discolored discharge from the nose
Pain, tenderness, and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, or forehead.
Coughing or hoarseness
What is the treatment for sinusitis
Even though there is no such treatment, most people get better without specific treatment. Some of the remedies that some people do consist of breathing the steam from a bowl of hot water in order to relieve the symptoms. Also, you can place a warm washcloth on the areas of your face that hurt to soothe the pain, but it should be noted that there is no scientific evidence that these methods improve.
A specialist should always be consulted to detail the best solution for the treatment of sinusitis depending on the person who suffers from it.