Sinusitis is a kind of swelling or an inflammation which occurs in the sinus tissue linings. The sinus is a four paired cavity which is responsible to drain out the channels of the nose. Generally the sinus is filled with air to keep the channels clean from bacteria. They can get blocked if it is filled with a fluid. Bacteria can grow there and can cause an infection called bacterial sinusitis or a blocked nose. If the sinus tissue is inflamed, the nasal tissues will be swollen.
There are many types of sinus inflammations which you might get but the most common infection is maxillary cavity infection. There are tons of reasons behind the sinus infections. Few common reasons are cold, nasal or seasonal allergies, polyps or weak immune system.
Whatever type of sinusitis infection you are having, our health experts at Wellcare Medical Center will ask you few questions in order to take a detailed medical history of your problem. You will also be questioned about the symptoms. Your doctor will conduct your physical examination of ear, nose, throat, or any swelling of the blocked nose. While looking at your condition, you might be referred to an ear, nose or throat consultant. If required, your CT scan may also be suggested.
There is a wide range of treatments for Sinusitis offered at Wellcare Medical Center. A few of them include:
- Cold and allergy medications
- Oral or topical decongestants
- Topical antihistamine sprays or oral pills
- Nasal Saline irrigation
- Since Sinusitis is a viral infection so drinking of liquids may be suggested
- Intranasal steroid sprays
- Surgeries to correct the structural problems of sinuses