Symptoms of sinusitis: what you need to pay attention - the first manifestations

March 25, 2013

  • Symptoms of sinusitis: What should I look for
  • The first manifestations
  • In adults,
  • Children

 the first signs of sinusitis

The first signs of sinusitis: when they appear necessary to pass inspection

Inflammation of the maxillary (maxillary) sinuses most often starts after a cold or flu Influenza - expect the unexpected but always  Influenza - expect the unexpected but always
 . Paranasal air cavity with a cold almost always involved in the acute inflammatory process, but not always, these changes disappear on their own. Therefore, it is important not to miss the first signs of sinusitis, and start treatment.

 The first manifestations | Signs of sinusitis: What should I look for

Nasal discharge and respiratory failure

If after suffering colds runny nose persists for more than three weeks, it is possible to suspect the development of sinusitis Sinusitis - when a puncture is required  Sinusitis - when a puncture is required
 . Nasal mucosa swells, the nasal passages are narrowed and breathing becomes more difficult. Most often it occurs only on the side of the affected sinuses, but in more severe cases, a person can not breathe through both halves of the nose, which further worsens his condition.

Due to the reduction of the lumen of the nasal passages with the air located therein substances it reaches the region of the nasal cavity where olfactory epithelium located. For this reason a man broken nose, a condition called hyposphresia.

Simultaneously there nasal discharge. At first, they can be transparent, abundant, but after a while become cloudy, viscous, with a mixture of pus and acquire a greenish color. In the morning hours of the pathological secretion stands out more than in the evening. This feature is very characteristic of sinusitis.

Sometimes these secretions enter the nasopharynx. Thus there is coughing and discomfort.

 The first manifestations | Signs of sinusitis: What should I look for

Signs of intoxication

The microorganisms that cause inflammation in the maxillary sinuses, produce toxins. These substances enter the bloodstream and cause general toxicity to the patient. Among its features are:

  • Bad feeling;
  • Fever;
  • Headache.

The body temperature can rise suddenly, sometimes before that person feels a chill. The temperature response to inflammation is not always maintained throughout the period of illness, and sometimes it takes a few days. In some people, the temperature remains normal. Possible severity of symptoms of sinusitis Sinusitis - symptoms of inflammation in the maxillary sinus  Sinusitis - symptoms of inflammation in the maxillary sinus
   It depends on the severity of the disease and the condition of the patient.

The man feels listless, frustrated, tired quickly. It can reduce appetite.

 The first manifestations | Signs of sinusitis: What should I look for

Pain in the sinus

When inflammation of the mucosa of the maxillary sinus, pain at the site of the projections of the affected pneumatic cavities. When probing the place they are amplified and given in the forehead, root of the nose, in the head and upper teeth.

Sometimes a person instead of pain may experience a feeling of "heaviness" in that half of the face where the inflammation. This sensation is amplified when changing the position of the head, especially when driving down and sideways.

These symptoms arise due to the fact that the inflammation and swelling of the mucous membrane narrows or completely blocks the natural openings of maxillary sinuses, which should flow away through the discharge. Mucus and pus remain in the maxillary cavity and put pressure on their walls, which causes pain and other discomfort.

Headache - is one of the main symptoms of sinusitis. Their appearance associate with the close proximity of the maxillary sinus and the meninges, which are affected by the inflammatory process.

If mucus and pus flowing freely from the maxillary sinuses, then the person can not experience headaches Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 . But sometimes this symptom even when there is no accumulation of abnormal secretions in the cavities.

When acute inflammation becomes chronic headaches periodically disturbed person. Other symptoms of sinusitis can not be, or whether they are mild, and people get used to them and stop to notice.

Mucous or purulent discharge from the nose, as well as headaches and fever - these are the main features, the appearance of which it is possible to suspect the development of sinusitis. If this happens, you must undergo a medical examination, it includes medical examination, laboratory and instrumental studies. This will confirm or refute the diagnosis and, if necessary, carry out remedial measures.

Symptoms of sinusitis: what to pay attention - Children

March 25, 2013

  • Symptoms of sinusitis: What should I look for
  • The first manifestations
  • In adults,
  • Children

 symptoms of sinusitis in children

Symptoms of sinusitis in children: a particular disease

Diseases of the paranasal sinuses occur in children of all ages, from the first months of life. Symptoms of sinusitis Sinusitis - when a puncture is required  Sinusitis - when a puncture is required
   in children, in most cases it appears to the age of four, but sometimes develop the disease earlier.

 Children | Symptoms of sinusitis: What should I look for

Symptoms of acute sinusitis in children

Acute sinusitis usually occurs after infectious diseases, for example, after an acute rhinitis Rhinitis: a runny nose - is quite serious  Rhinitis: a runny nose - is quite serious
   or adenoiditis (inflammation of the enlarged pharyngeal tonsil). In other cases the source of infection can be the alveolar bone of the upper jaw.

Depending on the nature of the inflammatory process identified a number of forms of sinusitis. Manifestations of each of them have their own characteristics.

Signs of catarrhal form of sinusitis in children of preschool age are similar to the symptoms of SARS. The body temperature rises to 38 ° C, there is a little runny. The child gets tired quickly, becomes irritable, not sleeping. There is a cough that persists for a long time. Usually this form of the disease is mild and local and general signs of the disease are mild.

When purulent, hemorrhagic (the flu) and necrotic (measles) forms of the disease is difficult. General condition worsens, there are lethargy, malaise, and paroxysmal headache. Decreased appetite, body temperature rises.

In the area of ​​the affected sinus children experience pain or a feeling of heaviness. Pain can give to the upper teeth, temple, forehead and supraorbital region. There are mucous or muco-purulent discharge from the nose, sometimes they noticed streaks of blood. Disturbed breathing and smelling through one or both halves of the nose.

On the affected side in the cheek may appear swelling and edema of the lower eyelid. If, due to pathological changes occur nasolacrimal duct blockage, to the manifestations of the disease will join tearing.

 Children | Symptoms of sinusitis: What should I look for

Symptoms of chronic sinusitis in children

Chronic sinusitis can be detected in children from two years. The course of the disease depends on the age.

In infants or preschool common symptoms are more pronounced than local. Body temperature not exceeding 38 ° C and lasts long. The child loses weight, becomes lethargic, moody and tired quickly. Also worsen sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   and appetite, under the eyes appear blue.

There cough, increased cervical lymph nodes. Develop tracheobronchitis (inflammation of the lining of the trachea and bronchi), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye) and keratitis (inflammation of the cornea). All these symptoms are part of a concept such as chronic intoxication sinusogennaya.

In older children chronic sinusitis takes almost the same as in adults. Common symptoms are mild it, but persist for a long time.

Child worried shortness of nasal breathing, reduced sense of smell and the appearance of nasal secretion. In the second half of the day is often a headache. The body temperature rises rare. Against the background of these manifestations of the disease getting worse school performance.

When purulent sinusitis shape children complain of an unpleasant smell in the nose. It usually increases with movement of the head to the side and down.

If after tooth extraction in the bottom of the maxillary sinus opening is formed, the infection can penetrate through it into the cavity and pneumatic call it mucositis. This is called odontogenic sinusitis.

After some time after dental procedures, the child begins to complain of a feeling of heaviness in the head, pain in the forehead, temple and place the projection of the maxillary sinus. Appear purulent discharge and a feeling of stuffiness in one half of the nose.

Manifestations of sinusitis in children Sinusitis in children - an actual problem  Sinusitis in children - an actual problem
   They have some special features as compared with the symptoms of the disease in adults. Therefore, for any signs of deterioration of the health of the child is necessary to contact a specialist, who will be able to find out the true cause of these changes.

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