4 Simple and Effective Tips on How to Overcome Sinusitis?
Many people suffering from this irritating diseases as the same question as how to overcome sinus infection? There are many reasons why people get affected with sinusitis sometimes, but people tend to be oblivious to it at initial phases. Everyone may have suffered sinus infections many times in life, but most of them who are getting affected with it frequently didn’t try to trace the real reason behind it.
In fact, not identifying it and taking care of it proper is the reason why it comes back frequently. However, some people easily get rid of sinusitis by properly monitoring and taking adequate treatments for sinusitis and allied symptoms. Here are some tips to have a good control over sinusitis.
1. Identifying the infection type
To control sinusitis, at the first point it is essential to recognise the symptoms of sinusitis. In real, most of the times, sinusitis presents itself as the symptom. The associated symptoms during this infection may get worsen over a course of 5 to 7 days. The allied symptoms of chronic sinusitis may be long lasting and minor usually, but sometimes may get worsen. Some of the common symptoms include;
q Mild to moderate or sometimes severe headaches
q Tenderness or pressure around the eye region.
q Nasal clogging and congestion
q Runny nose
q Postnasal dripping
q Sore throat.
q Thick mucus felt at the back of your throat.
q Bad breath etc.
2. Consider the seriousness based on the duration of symptoms
Check for how long you experience sinusitis related symptoms. Some sinusitis may be acute by just lasting for a week to two. Some more serious sinusitis infections may last for a longer period like one month to twelve weeks.
Acute sinusitis may be caused by many reasons, but most commonly it is due to viral infection. This will improve in a week or two. Allergies are another the most common reason of chronic sinusitis. The patients who have asthma or those who smoke are prone to chronic sinusitis.
3. Check fever
The allergic sinusitis may be usually accompanied with a fever. Sinusitis can also be a result of infections from a common cold, which may or may not present with fever. A high degree of fever like 102 degree Fahrenheit or above may be indicative of bacterial sinus infection. It is also important to consult a doctor if you find a fever of above 102 degree.
4. Look for dark and thick yellow-green mucus
Dark yellow to green mucus will be present on having a sinusitis which also may have a bad smell and taste, which is resultant of bacterial sinus infection. If you find this symptom, it is essential to consult a doctor who may prescribe an antibiotic as augmentin, amoxicillin, azithromycin, or cefdinir etc.
If you keep a watch of your sinus infection for a couple of days, you will be able to know whether it is important to see a doctor or not. As discussed above, high degree of fever and thick yellow to green mucus is indicative of bacterial infection. Even if this is not the case, if you find the other symptoms last for more than seven or ten days such as headaches, productive cough, shortness of breath, chest heaviness, ear pain, eye pain or vision change etc, it is essential to consult a doctor. This article was brought to you by the leaders in allergies testing and treatment in London – Londonallergy . Londonallergy is owned by Professor Gideon Lack. Well known for his research in peanut allergies and how to overcome them from an early age.