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Maxillary Sinusitis

Sinus are hollow spaces filled with air behind the facial bones that lead to nose cavity. These Sinuses have mucous linings similar to nasal passage. This moist lining, traps dust and dirt from enteri..

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Sinus are hollow spaces filled with air behind the facial bones that lead to nose cavity. These Sinuses have mucous linings similar to nasal passage. This moist lining, traps dust and dirt from entering the nasal cavity. Maxillary Sinusitis is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. The infection can also result after an allergic reaction – when the immune system attacks the healthy body cells. This infection may be associated with both bacterial and fungal infections. There are different types of sinusitis, including acute and mild sinusitis which also have a variety of different symptoms such as facial pain, high body temperature, toothache, fatigue, blocked nose, and more.

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Maxillary Sinusitis
Symptoms
symptoms

The symptoms of sinusitis are different from that of cough and cold. The common symptoms are facial pain or pressure, nasal congestion or discharge and reduced ability to smell. The pain is localized to blocked sinus. Other symptoms generally include:

  • Headache.
  • Bad breath.
  • Fatigue.
  • Cough.

Causes
causes

The sinus produces mucus lining which performs the function of smelling, protecting against dust, blocked nose, and more. Some of its most possible causes include:

  • Common cold, or influenza flu.
  • Viral infections.
  • Bacterial infections.
  • Hay fever and other allergies.

 

Risks
risks

The main risk factors include:

  • Infection.
  • Decreased sense of smell.
  • Mucocele.
  • Infection of the surrounding structures.
  • Infections due to mucous obstruction. 
  • Osteomyelitis.

Prevention
prevention

To prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of the following things:

  • Taking antibiotic medication.
  • Taking immunotherapy such as allergy shots.
  • Avoid breathing dry air.
  • Reduce smoking.

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