Why should you not leave sinus disease or infection untreated?
When the sinus infection or disease is not treated on time, it can become chronic or may lead to other problems. In some cases, if the infection is left untreated, it can cause serious but rare complications.
- The infection can spread to the eyes and cause redness, swelling, and reduced vision (sometimes blindness).
- A sinus infection can also spread to the brain in rare conditions and lead to abscesses or meningitis that can be life-threatening.
- The lingering infection will result in frequent recurrence of the sinusitis and you’ll need treatment again and again.
To avoid these complications, it is crucial that you consult an ENT specialist and get proper treatment for sinus infections.