Sinusitis is an infection in the sinuses, i.e., air-filled cavities in the head.
People tend to ignore this disease, which patients can mostly treat with the help of some medicines or home remedies. The ignorance is because this disease can take good time to heal or is a recurring infection.
On the other hand, we have uncommon fungal sinusitis infections that can be dangerous.
So, here we have articles explaining sinusitis.
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What are sinuses, and what is sinusitis?
Sinuses are air-filled pockets.
Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and dust in the air can cause Sinusitis.
It is important to treat sinusitis as sinuses are present in a very critical position.
Ear infection due to Sinusitis
Side effect of chronic sinusitis
Middle ear infections can be caused due to neglected chronic sinusitis.
Neglecting this infection can cause up to 30% hearing loss.
If the infection is neglected more, it can spread to other parts of the ear causing even more hearing loss.
Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
Invasive fungal sinusitis is a rare infection that can seep into the tissues.
It is close to mucormycosis but doesn't spread at a rapid pace, so it is not that dangerous. But if left untreated for years, it can spread to the brain and kill the person.
In some rare cases, it spreads to the outer skin too.
This disease needs to be treated with antifungals only, even though it could take years to treat it. It doesn't need surgery except for a biopsy, as the disease progression is slow.
Sinusitis relief with home remedies
Fighting any infection can be executed using two methods.
Empowering our body with more immunity
Trying to decrease the infection, i.e., in case of sinusitis, trying to drain the infected fluids
Here we have five tips to achieve the same.
These home remedies alone are sufficient to deal with the disease if the infection is low.
But, if the infection is in high amounts, these tips will give you relief. It is essential to take the medication an ENT doctor prescribes. Even then, these remedies can accelerate the fighting process.
Causes, types, symptoms, treatment & diagnosis
Most fungal sinus infections are non-invasive, i.e., the infection will remain inside the sinus cavity only and doesn't spread to the tissues.
This infection hardly shows any symptoms and many times accidentally discovered in CT scans for other purposes.
In this type, fungus and bacteria live harmoniously, forming colonies with heavy metals and drainage systems in our sinus cavities. It seems unbelievable, but it is true.
Whenever the immunity goes on the downhill, it can convert into invasive.
Mucormycosis AKA Black fungus
Mucormycosis is a sporadic fulminant fungal sinusitis infection that can double within hours.
It can kill a person in a few weeks by spreading to the brain if not treated.
It occurs only when immunity is super low.
It has been seen even in COVID-19 patients as the disease attacks the immunity system.
Most COVID-19 patients have underlying conditions that affect their immunity.