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Sinusitis and its Symptoms

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Sinusitis presents as pain and pressure in the sinuses and teeth, causing runny nose, coughing and sneezing, sore throat besides.

The time of the year in which it occurs mainly in spring, the term sinusitis refer to inflammation of the sinuses that may or may not be a result of infection by bacteria, fungi, viruses or allergic reactions. At present, doctors refer to sinusitis using the term rhinosinusitis, taking into account that the inflammation of the sinuses can not occur without the inflammation of the nose.

Symptoms of sinusitis:
Pain and pressure

Inflammation causes mucus to accumulate in the sinus cavities are the cavities that are behind the cheeks and forehead, causing pain and pressure in the face and head.

When the mucus runs down the nose causes sneezing.

When the mucus dripping down the back of the throat to the lungs and upper airways that causes coughing.
Sore throat

The sore throat is due to dripping from the back of the throat. The mucus tend to accumulate in the back of the throat while we are sleeping at night, so the sore throat is often worse during the first hour of the morning.

Patients often ask or expect you prescribe antibiotics for sinusitis. However, the most common cause is allergy, not infection, so antibiotics are often the best option.

Allergy symptoms can occur throughout the year (perennial symptoms) or only during the times that some triggers are present in the environment (temporary allergy symptoms). The timing, frequency, duration and severity of allergic sinusitis varies from person to person and may change over time.

Allergies are immune reactions to something in the environment. As for the allergy causes sinusisitis, is typically caused by something in the air like pollen, dust, animal dander are just some of the triggers but I feel the possible causes.

Allergies can develop anytime in life – with the first show, after thousands of exhibits, or at any time between the two. So even if you’ve never been diagnosed with allergies before, always something to consider if you suffer from sinusitis.

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