Sinusitis is a complex inflammatory process that occurs in the cavities as close as possible to the cerebral cortex. It is impossible to warm progressive inflammations in any case. Warming up of the maxillary sinuses are prescribed only in certain cases, and only under the supervision of an ENT doctor.
Thermal procedures were quite actively used in the last century as an auxiliary method of treating the common cold and its complications - sinusitis, sinusitis. Modern otorhinolaryngology rejects the technique, since it is dangerous, it can lead to the progression of the disease and the development of complications, including meningitis.
Why you can't warm your nose with sinusitis
Various warming ups in the therapy of ENT diseases are outdated methods, which at the moment belong to folk methods. Experts are sure that they are dangerous, and the following arguments are given as arguments:
- heat increases swelling in the nasal passages and sinuses,
- under its influence the multiplication of bacteria is accelerated,
- sinus fistulas overlap, which complicates the exit of exudate (pus).
It is strictly forbidden and mortally dangerous to warm the nose with sinusitis, if the body temperature is elevated, the disease is accompanied by chills and severe headaches, the pain intensifies when you touch the affected sinus (to the cheek, forehead), mucus comes out of the nose with an admixture of pus or blood.
When you can warm your nose with sinusitis
The decision that sinusitis therapy can be supplemented with warming up can only be a medical specialist with proper knowledge in the field of otorhinolaryngology. He has the right to recommend such treatment only after a full diagnostic complex, in the presence of the results of a scraping from the nose, which makes it possible to determine the type of bacteria, an x-ray.
Warming up can be prescribed at the very end of therapy, when the purulent contents are removed from the sinuses, they are repeatedly washed with saline or chlorhexidine solution, there is complete confidence that their new formation is excluded. The patient's body temperature should be normal for several days, the headaches are completely gone. You can warm your nose with a boiled egg, heated salt, and an infrared lamp.
It is possible to warm the nose with sinusitis only under the supervision of a medical specialist or, if possible, contact him in case of complications. It is important to understand that self-medication on the recommendation of relatives or friends for ENT diseases is unacceptable and very life-threatening.