Specialists classify sinusitis into two stages: acute and chronic. In the first course of the disease, the symptoms are pronounced. The chronic type is less active, but it can cause frequent exacerbations. To prevent the disease from becoming severe, it must be treated in accordance with the recommendations of specialists, and it is better to prevent it in time.
When a person has sinusitis, the following symptoms are observed: a runny nose that does not go away for a long time, nasal congestion, headache, in some cases, an increase in body temperature. Before starting treatment, you need to visit an otolaryngologist, who will select the correct therapy based on the test results and external examination.
If you turn to a specialist in time, even at the initial stage of the development of a dangerous disease, sinusitis can be cured very quickly. The doctor will select vasoconstrictor drops, antiseptic and immunostimulating drugs. In cases where the cause of sinusitis is a fungal or bacterial infection, a temporary course of antibiotics and antifungal drugs may be prescribed. For recovery, you just need to follow the medication regimen.
The insidiousness of sinusitis is also that it can be the result of allergies. Therefore, it is very important to make allergy tests in a timely manner. Additionally, the doctor may recommend doing a microbiological analysis of the mucous membrane, which will help determine the localization of the inflammatory process.
In advanced cases, surgical treatment of sinusitis is possible. Puncture of the paranasal sinuses is usually performed on an outpatient basis. A specialist with a thin needle sucks its contents through the lower nasal passage, after which he flushes the sinuses and injects drugs into them: antibiotics, hormones, enzymes. All manipulations are performed under local anesthesia.
However, even an operation does not always lead the patient to recovery, so it is better to pay attention to the prevention of a dangerous disease. In order to prevent the development of dangerous sinusitis, you can strengthen the immune system, rinse your nose with saline solutions, drink tea with lemon and rosehip decoction.