Bacterial Sinusitis

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Bacterial Sinusitis, like other sinusitises is an inflammation of the sinuses. This inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection. As our body fights off the infection, the sinus mucosal tissue swells up and mucus secretions increase.

Symptoms of Bacterial Sinusitis

  • Headache
  • Pain in the facial bones
  • Fever
  • Frequent runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Dry cough
  • Bloodshot and watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Toothache
  • Tiredness
  • Bad smell from the nose
  • Bad breath
  • Treatment of Bacterial Sinusitis

    Antibiotic therapy is used to treat this infection. Because of the potential for bacterial resistance, newer antibiotic treatments are constantly being implemented. In order to prevent resistant bacteria from surviving, it is recommended to follow through with the full course of treatment despite improvements that may be seen. If this is not done, the infection can reappear and be even more difficult to treat. Decongestants and saline solution may be used to rinse out and clear the nostrils.

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