How to treat sinusitis | Women’s magazine “Liza”

Feb­ru­ary 29, 2016, 04:13 PM

A banal run­ny nose is fraught with a seri­ous com­pli­ca­tion — sinusi­tis. How to pre­vent it and how to cure if sinusi­tis still devel­oped?

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The most com­mon com­pli­ca­tion of rhini­tis, influen­za, measles is sinusi­tis — inflam­ma­tion of the mucous mem­brane of the max­il­lary (max­il­lary) sinus, which, with­out ade­quate treat­ment, can become chron­ic.

Symptoms of sinusitis

It is very impor­tant not to miss signs of sinusi­tisthat dis­tin­guish it from the com­mon cold, and start treat­ment as soon as pos­si­ble. At the onset of inflam­ma­tion of the max­il­lary sinus, there may be ten­sion or pain on the side of the lesion, mucop­u­ru­lent dis­charge from the nose, and nasal breath­ing dis­or­ders. Lachry­ma­tion and pho­to­pho­bia, decreased sense of smell, increased body tem­per­a­ture, as well as swelling of the cheeks and swelling of the eye­lids are pos­si­ble.
On exam­i­na­tion, the doc­tor notes sore­ness on pal­pa­tion of the points of the max­il­lary sinus­es, puru­lent or mucop­u­ru­lent dis­charge in the mid­dle nasal pas­sage, flow­ing down the back of the phar­ynx. To con­firm the diag­no­sis, the doc­tor pre­scribes radi­og­ra­phywhich reveals a dark­en­ing of the sinus or even a flu­id lev­el.

What to do with sinusitis?

At the first sign of sinusi­tis, it is impor­tant to con­sult a doc­tor as soon as pos­si­ble. With a mild course of the dis­ease, they are pre­scribed vaso­con­stric­tor dropsthat reduce swelling of the nasal and sinus mucosa, and drugs that improve the out­flow of flu­id from the nasophar­ynx. You need to rinse your nose saline solu­tions and instill antibac­te­r­i­al agents in both nos­trils. Phys­io­ther­a­py also helps: solux, UHF ther­a­py, Min­in’s lamp. In severe cas­es, pre­scribed antibi­otics inside or intra­mus­cu­lar­ly, sinus punc­ture and wash­ing with anti­sep­tic solu­tions.

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Home remedies for sinusitis

Wash­ing. Dis­solve a few drops of iodine and half a tea­spoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Draw the solu­tion into a large syringe with­out a nee­dle and insert its tip into the right nos­tril. Tilt your head to the right and emp­ty the syringe under gen­tle pres­sure. Do the same with the left nos­tril. Blow your nose. The pro­ce­dure allows you to clear the nose of the accu­mu­la­tion of mucus and pre­pare it for fur­ther treat­ment pro­ce­dures.

Lau­rel com­press­es. Pour 30 g of bay leaves (3 packs) with water so that it cov­ers the leaves, bring to a boil. Let cool slight­ly, moist­en a nap­kin, wring out and attach to the bridge of your nose. Change nap­kins as they cool. Com­press­es do in the evening before going to bed. Lau­rel com­press­es effec­tive­ly cleanse the sinus­es and relieve inflam­ma­tion.

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Aloe juice. Squeeze the juice from fresh aloe leaves, dilute it with water in a ratio of 1: 2 and instill 3 drops in each nos­tril 2 times a day. Aloe juice has an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect.

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