Sinusitis: Causes, Symptoms, & treatment
Sinusitis is a condition in which the nasal passages’ cavities become inflamed. Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a few reasons, one of them being cold or allergies. On the other hand, Chronic sinusitis lasts up to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growth and severe headache. Dr. Raman Abrol, an Otorhinolaryngologist at Abrol ENT Institute and Research Centre, Chandigarh, explains the symptoms, causes, and suggests prevention and treatment of sinus infections. According to him, Winter is harsh weather as far as sinus infections are concerned. It is harsh for regular individuals and susceptible individuals, especially the extremes of ages like children or the older adults or the people suffering from chronic diseases.
As an ENT specialist and surgeon, Dr. Abrol recommends few things to be done during this period to prevent sinus infection.
-The first most important is the cold temperature itself. When the individual is outside, the nose reacts. There is a lot of congestion and a lot of secretions in the nose, and this congestion and swelling can cause the sinuses to block and cause sinusitis.
The final thing that one of the finest nose, throat, and ear specialists in Chandigarh, Dr. Abrol recommends is that despite everything, if an individual still contracts the Sinus infection in the form of headache, in the form of nasal congestion, blockage, nasal secretions, nasal discharge, one must consultant ENT doctor and not resort to over the counter medication or self-medication.