What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis, commonly known as sinus infection is the inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normal, healthy sinuses are filled with air but if the sinuses get blocked with fluid, germs can grow and give rise to an infection. If you think you have sinusitis, see an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis. In most cases, the condition of sinusitis is manageable and its treatment is not complicated.
The condition of sinusitis is classified by how long the disease lasts.
Acute sinusitis can last for about 30 days less.
Subacute sinusitis can last for 1 to 3 months
Chronic sinusitis can last for more than 3 months, sometimes for years.
If the individual has several acute sinusitis attacks occurring in a single year, it is called recurrent sinusitis. Treatment for sinusitis will begin with lifestyle changes, nonsurgical treatments, such as nasal drops and medications, and, if necessary, progresses to advanced strategies, such as surgery.
You should not delay making a visit to an ENT specialist for your sinus infection if you have had multiple episodes of sinus infections in the past year. Visit our ENT clinic for sinusitis in Hyderabad to see a doctor for your symptoms that may be severe or concerning.

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  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Allergies
  • Other medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, HIV
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Feeling pain or pressure in the face
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Bad breath
  • Severe headache
  • Post-nasal drip (mucus dripping down your throat)
  • Fever higher than 38 °C
  • Having cold
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Smoking tobacco or exposure to passive smoke
  • Structural problems within the sinuses
  • A weak immune system
  • Elevate your head to minimize bleeding and reduce swelling after the surgery.
  • If you have splints in your nose, keep them in place. If they get clogged, breathe through your mouth and do not remove the packing or splints.
  • Do not blow your nose for at least a week after surgery.
  • Do not lift heavy weights or perform strenuous exercises that can cause straining.
  • If you have to sneeze or cough, try doing it with an open mouth.
  • Don’t take aspirin as it can slow down the clotting process and increase the chances of excessive bleeding.
  • Visit the doctor for regular follow-ups.
  • Contact your surgeon if you experience persistent pain, bleeding, breathing issues, etc.
- Contact your surgeon if you experience persistent pain, bleeding, breathing issues, etc.

Frequently Asked Question

Sinusitis or a sinus infection can happen to an individual of any age or sex. However, if you are suffering from nasal polyps, allergies, asthma, or have an abnormal nose structure, you are more likely to get sinusitis. Smoking also increases an individual’s risk of getting a sinus infection.

Sinusitis itself is not contagious but the viruses that lead to sinusitis can spread. You should wash your hands regularly and properly and avoid coming in close contact with people if you are sick or are sneezing or coughing. Make an appointment with our expert ENT doctors for sinusitis in Hyderabad right away.
Acute sinusitis may go away on its own but the condition will require proper treatment of the doctor in case of severe and chronic sinusitis.
Acute sinus infection can last around 7 to 10 days if it is caused by a viral infection. If caused by a bacterial infection, sinusitis can last for up to 4 weeks. Chronic sinusitis can last for 3 months or more. People suffering from chronic sinusitis describe the condition as a never-ending cold. Sinusitis can be very uncomfortable and can make your life very difficult. If you are suffering from sinusitis, you should visit an ENT doctor right away. Give us a call to book your appointment at our best ENT clinic for sinusitis in Hyderabad.

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. 

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