How to tell if these are symptoms of chronic sinusitis?

What are symptoms. Sinusitis is an infection or an inflammation of the sinuses in the face and head. The classical symptoms of acute rhino-sinusitis are : 1.) nasal blockage and congestion 2.) yellow-green nasal discharge, 3.( fullness, pain and pressure under and between the eyes, and 4.) more uncommon is pain over the eyes and on top of the head. Chronic sinusitis needs a CAT scan for a definitive diagnosis.

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Do you have any home health tips to relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis?

First, diagnosis. Rhino-sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses in the face and head. It always follows a viral infection of the nose and then proceeds into the adjacent air spaces in the face and head. Most patients use this term very loosely. Thus you must first have a diagnosis (cat scan is the gold standard). Home remedies include salt water irrigations, netti-pot irrigations, decongestants. See doc. Read more...
Nasal wash. Hello, my patients who suffer with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis and use a regular sinus rinse find their symptoms to be better controlled. Sinus pressure is related to a narrowing of the sinus outflow pathways. Afrin nasal spray used twice a day followed by the sinus rinse may work even better. If the symptoms persist despite these maneuvers, then a visit to your ENT may be helpful. Read more...

What are some of the chronic sinusitis symptoms?

Fatigue and drainage. Fatigue, loss of sense of smell, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, frequent infections, ears full or popping, post nasal drainage, and cough. Read more...
Many symptoms. There are many symptoms including nasal congestion, postnasal drainage, sinus pressure, headache, decreased sense of smell/taste, etc. Read more...
Variable. Patients with chronic sinusitis complain of recurrent sinus infections, chronic nasal congestion, sinus headaches, facial pain or pressure, chronic nasal discharge or postnasal drip, chronic cough, even chronic bad breath. When these symptoms last more than 3 months, should see an ENT who specializes in nose and sinus disorders in order to discuss management options. More info at socalsinus.Com. Read more...

What are the signs or symptoms for chronic sinusitis?

Pain fever. Chronic sinusitis is usually complex and it will diffeer depending whether or not you have been on multiple regimines of antibiotics . If pain over the fronotal or maxillary sinuses have and pressure for more than 30 day it might be, but please have it looked at . If it is chronic it has potential downsides such as fungal infections and superinfections from inappropriate antibiotic treatments. Read more...
Numerous. A sensation of fullness in the area of the sinuses, congestion and purulent discharge from the nostrils, tenderness over the sinus areas, cough, and occasionally may precipitate asthmatic attacks. This is characterized as chronic when it has gone on for longer than 12 weeks. Should be seen by an ENT doctor. Read more...

Can you tell me what is chronic sinusitis and is it serious?

Chronic inflammation. It is a chronic inflammation of the nasal and sinus cavities that results in recurrent sinus infections, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, sinus pain/pressure, cough and often nasal discharge. It can be caused by various things like allergies, smoking, bacteria, various fumes, etc. It is serious because it makes one miserable and can lead to more serious lung, eye and brain infections. Read more...
90 days. The definition of chronic sinusitis is documented sinus inflammation that lasts for 90 days or longer. This problem requires an ENT doctor. It may be serious but usually the patient with this problem has a poor quality of life. Complications of acute sinusitis, particularly in children, are more common and more serious. Read more...

How long will chronic sinusitis symptoms last after it had cleared?

Xlear. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! The symptoms resolve quickly but the CHRONIC aspect needs to be addressed and Xlear may be a way to do that. Peace and good health. Read more...

Could you tell me what is the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery. Chronic sinusitis is defined as sinus infection that has lasted for more than 3 months or 90 days. Usually this problem has been treated with multiple antibiotics and steroids. If the symptoms of pain, pressure and fullness accompanied by yellow nasal drainage continue for more 90 days, it means that the passages from the sinuses to the nose are blocked and they need to be surgically enlarged. Read more...

Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Sometimes. With lupus, sometimes the immune system does not function properly and one can end up with recurrent sinus infections. There are many more common causes for chronic sinusitis than lupus though, allergies rank first. Read more...
Chronic sinusitis. Greetings. While sinusitis can be a chronic debilitating disease state as is lupus, they are not classically linked. Lupus is linked to an auto-immune disorder, chronic sinusitis can be linked to a immune deficiency causing the persistent infection. See your doctor for complete evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

Can you tell me about the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

One of two. Sinusitis can be of dental origin or not. If you have an infection of an upper posterior tooth, or a tooth that has an unsuccessful root canal treatment, you could have an sdo (sinusitis of dental origin). See an endodontist who uses a microscope routinely. Otherwise see an ent. Read more...