Sinus infection comes with a runny nose facial pain, headache and can last for 8 to 10 weeks
Sinus pressure points
These are situated between the eyebrows and above the bridge of the nose
Pressure on these parts help as it releases the mucus flow and prevents sinus from drying.
When do we need a sinus surgery?
Sinus infections are mostly caused by virus and continue even after symptoms clear. The lining of the sinus gets an inflammation and can cause fever and pain. If this is frequent surgery is recommended.
Sinus surgery balloon
Baloon sinuplasty or sinus ostral dilation is a new method to address the sinus disease. This has a better and long term result and eliminates the recurrence of the disease.
Surgery for chronic sinusitis with or without nasal polypsis
Surgery is not a definite cure people have shown recurrence of nasal polyposis early as five months. Sometimes, there is an ongoing form of inflammation even after the surgery. Surgeons recommend Sinus irrigation of salt water and corticosteroids mixed together. Persistent bacteria infection forms a thick biofilm destroying white blood cells and making the body resistant to antibiotics.
In some cases viral infection often triggers bouts of Sinusitis causing upper respiratory infections and colds with acute infection. In some cases affects the immune system and patient can use products to protect infections like clear nasal spray so that the cilia and inner lining in the nose does not get infected.In some cases surgery is advised to improve the drainage system and relieves the sinusitis.
At times Sinus surgery is needed to remove thin pieces of bones, mucous membranes, nasal polyps is swollen or damaged tissues, tumors or growths blocking sinus passages.
Sinus Surgery Anesthesia
The surgery takes 1 to 3 hours and could be done with local or general anesthesia. This is a nasal endoscopic surgery. Post this surgery saline water squirts and decongestant nasal sprays are recommended. After surgery calls for refraining from exercising for a week, bending, straining and not blowing the nose.
One can cough and sneeze through the mouth and spicy food and use of straw should be avoided.
Sinus Surgery Risks
The surgery has many risks and complications like recurrence failure to resolve issues of infection, bleeding, chronic nasal drainages, effects eyes, loss of smell. Recovery is 3 to 5 days.
Sinus Surgery Recovery
Sinus Surgery is not always effective hence care is needed post surgery. It is advised to keep the noise moist with nasal sprays like clear nasal. Apple cider vinegar is recommended as it contains vitamins,minerals and fiber and is loaded with antioxidants and gets rid of toxins. This is best made with honey, cayenne pepper and lemon wedge.