Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)

This information is important for you if you are searching for a sinus specialist doctor in Hyderabad.

A sinus infection is a common condition that affects millions of people not only in India but across the globe every year. The infection causes your nasal passages and sinuses to become inflamed. This inflammation is known as sinusitis.

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Small air pockets located behind your forehead, nose, cheekbones and in between the eyes are called sinuses. Mucus forms naturally in the sinuses. Excess mucus formation in the sinuses can block the openings of your sinuses.

Excessive mucus formation is common during cold, flu or allergic infections. When mucus builds up in the sinus cavity, it encourages bacterial or viral growth – which may lead to a viral or bacterial infection. Sinus infections which are viral most of the time can go away in a week or two without treatment. However, bacterial infections can persist for long and cause severe symptoms and recurrent infections. In some cases, secondary bacterial infections can occur following viral infections. Persistent bacterial infections can lead to chronic sinusitis – for which you should consult a sinus specialist doctor in Hyderabad.

Types of Sinusitis

Sinusitis can be of three main types, which are:

  • Acute sinusitis: This type of sinus infection has the shortest duration, typically lasting for around one or two weeks. The symptoms include runny or stuffy nose, cold and facial pain. Acute sinusitis may last for up to 15 days to a month if it is due to bacterial infection.
  • Subacute sinusitis: Symptoms associated with subacute sinusitis can last for up to 1 to 3 months. The symptoms could be due to seasonal allergies or bacterial infections.
  • Chronic sinusitis: This type of sinusitis is often less severe, but symptoms can last for more than 3 months. Chronic sinusitis might occur with persistent structural nasal problems or allergies. Recurrent sinusitis can occur several times a year.

Symptoms of Sinus infection

Sinusitis symptoms are similar to the symptoms of a common cold

  • Fever
  • A decreased sense of smell
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Cough

Acute, subacute and chronic sinus infections and their symptoms are similar, though the length and severity of your symptoms may vary.

Treatment for Sinusitis

Treatment for sinus infection or chronic sinusitis: Those who often get cold and allergy attacks or recurrent cold or flu-like infections that are accompanied with a stuffy or runny nose, facial pain, facial pressure, sneezing and red nose – should see their ENT specialist. Sinusitis symptoms often mimic cold or allergic symptoms – owing to which many people tend to neglect seeking appointment with a specialist doctor. It is better not to miss a consultation with a sinus specialist doctor if you have recurrent cold infections as your risk of getting sinusitis is high. In time diagnosis can ensure prompt treatment.

If the symptoms which you are experiencing do not improve within 1 to 2 weeks, you should immediately schedule an appointment with a sinus specialist doctor in Hyderabad.

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