Sinusitis: Its Sign and Symptom, Home Remedies, Prevention and Control

Sinusitis: Its Sign and Symptom, Home Remedies, Prevention and Control

Sinusitis, is the inflammation or swelling of the paranasal air-sinuses. Paranasal air-sinuses are hollow pockets within the bones surrounding the nose, which are essential for voice resonance and filtering and adding moisture to any air that is inhaled through nasal passages. Sinusitis problem is now-a-days as common as common cold. This attack of sinusitis may be acute, sub-acute, chronic or recurrent. Whenever Sinusitis is acute it may last for 2-3 weeks, if it is of 4-12 weeks then it is called sub-acute. When sinusitis persists more than 12 weeks, you may say it is chronic.

A Sinusitis pain may be confused with pain of dental origin.

Sinus Attack- Where Sinusitis Pain Occurs Mostly:

  1. Pain in the forehead.
  2. Pain between the eyes, eyebrows.
  3. Pain in the upper jaw.
  4. Pain around the tooth roots.
  5. Pain at the root of the nose.

 The Nature of Pain:

  • In maxillary sinusitis, you may suffer from a throbbing pain in the cheek with radiation towards the eye, but there is never any swelling of the face.
  • The teeth may be tender to percussion.
  • The pain is aggravated by bending forward or lying down.

Sinus Blockage by Following Conditions Leading to Sinusitis:

  • Allergic rhinitis- swelling or inflammation of the lining of the nose.
  • Common cold.
  • Any nasal polyp (small growth in the lining of the nose).
  • Deviated nasal septum.
  • In case of children, bottle drinking while lying on the back.

Symptoms of Sinusitis:

  • Stuffy runny nose.
  • Facial pain / toothache /jaw pain/nose root pain.
  • Anosmia (loss of smell sense)
  • Cough or congestion.
  • Fever, sometimes.
  • Fatigue.

Sinusitis- Home remedies:

  • Steam inhalation: Inhalation of steam by adding some drop of menthol-the most powerful remedy.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking as much water as you can. You can have lots of juice also.
  • Spicy foods like hot peppers, horseradish, wasabi, mustard help to open nasal passage.
  • By taking proper rest, body immunity improves and sinusitis can be managed by own body mechanism.
  • Warm compression to face helps to relieve pain of sinusitis.
  • Avoid caffeine or alcohol, these drinks rehydrate you and can worsen sinus inflammation.
  • Sleeping in head raise position helps reduce congestion of air passages.

Prevention of Sinusitis:

  • Avoid allergens which provoke your sinusitis.
  • Try to avoid common cold.
  • Wash your hand properly before your meals to prevent germs.
  • Pollution and smoking should be avoided.
  • Try to use humidifier if your home environment is dry.

How to know (Diagnosis):

  • Pressing over face will make you pain.
  • Tapping your teeth causing discomfort.
  • X-Ray of maxillary air sinuses showing – Opacification of maxillary air sinuses on both sides and one side indicative of sinusitis.

Treatment guideline:

  • Nasal decongestant like- AFRIN, RYNEX, ANTAZOL, RHINOZOL helps to remove nasal decongestion. But frequent use of nasal decongestant may cause rebound congestion. So, it should be used according to doctor’s advice.
  • Saline nasal wash.
  • Antibiotics should be used according to doctor’s advice; otherwise antibiotic resistance may develop which is a grave complication.
  • Antihistamine helps to reduce allergy and improve condition.
  • If sinusitis cannot be cured by antibiotics and other medications then surgery is the option- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.


Sinusitis should be treated, otherwise it may lead to complications such as – Meningitis, Brain Abscess and Infection of Bones.


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    May 01, 08:58 Reply

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    May 01, 11:40 Reply

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    May 06, 09:01 Reply

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    May 08, 05:51 Reply


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  6. cherrychowdary
    May 21, 17:22 Reply

    Sinusitis: it is a horrible poblem it is most of the people they had a pain on their forehead,eyes, eyebrows and nose . and the sinusitis person when he effected with cold it s a terible thing for he. nice information

  7. Sumit Kumar
    October 15, 11:52 Reply

    how can it be prevented through home made things anybody know about it?

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