Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the sinuses tissue lining the sinuses, normally filled with air, the sinuses can cause blockage and fill with fluid, and bacteria can grow and cause an infection. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include common cold, Allergic rhinitis, Polyps growth, and deviated septum.
Acute bacterial sinusitis: This phrase refers to a rapid onset of cold symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, and face discomfort. It may start suddenly and last 2 to 4 weeks or symptoms that seem to improve but then return and are worse than the original symptoms.
Chronic sinusitis: This is a condition that lasts at least 12 weeks and is characterized by nasal congestion, discharge, face pain/pressure, and a reduced sense of smell.
Subacute sinusitis: This phrase refers to symptoms that persist four to twelve weeks.
Treatment choices are determined by how long the disease persists. If alternative therapies have failed, a doctor may suggest surgery.
Sinus surgery using a nasal endoscope is the most commonly suggested procedure for chronic sinusitis-infected people. Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually performed as a daycare procedure. This procedure requires no visible incisions because it is performed entirely through the nostrils. An endoscope is a thin camera rod with a light at the end to see the sinus tissues. Specialized instruments open the sinuses widely by safely and effectively removing causes of sinus blockage.
Your doctor might advise you of surgery if requires
The serious complications of sinus surgery are rare
In rare cases, sinus infections can spread into the brain.