- Symptoms of sinusitis: What should I look for
- The first manifestations
- In adults,
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
. 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.
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
. 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.
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;
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
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.
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
. 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.