Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucosa in the paranasal sinuses, the cavities in the skull, which are arranged around the nose. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. Acute bacterial sinusitis is usually preceded by a viral respiratory infection, such as a common cold that paves the way for superinfection with bacteria such as Haemophilus influenza, streptococci, and staphylococci.
How does a sinusitis manifest?
Symptoms include a pronounced pressure and pain in the area of the face, teeth and forehead, a stuffy nose with slimy, yellowish-green excrement and fever. The pain increases with rapid prevention of the upper body, getting up or hopping on one leg. Early diagnosis and effective treatment of acute sinusitis is crucial to prevent the chronic form and associated complications.
Forms of sinusitis
Sinusitis is one of the most common diseases ever. After the course, a distinction is made between an acute and a chronic form. The chronic form differs from the acute ones by their less painful course - but pain can be completely absent. In comparison, nasal breathing is only hampered on one side and secretions constantly occur. Basically, if the symptoms last longer than three days and / or high fever occurs, a doctor should be consulted.