Do you experience headache accompanied by nasal discharge and at
times, sight difficulty? These are among the signs that the
paranasal sinuses are affected. If left untreated, symptoms such
as constant headache and complications leading to meningitis and
abscesses could arise. Another complication called Pott's puffy
tumor, affecting the frontal bone resulting to inflamed forehead,
Sinusitis may be seen as a respiratory condition characterized by
bacterial and/or infections affecting the sinuses and the bones
in the forehead. In other cases, autoimmune issues or allergy may
have caused this facial malady. We know how painful it can be. We
often sometimes experience extreme headache that, to some extent,
we see it as migraine accompanied by difficulty in breathing and
even in making eye contact without frowning our faces.
However, this is not some kind of ailment that will last forever.
Taking medication could even be obtained over-the-counter.
Perhaps, the common medication is by taking antibiotic.
Amoxicillin can be regarded as an initial treatment for this kind
of facial and bone soreness. It is an antibiotic that may be in
the form of capsule or syrup. Nevertheless, you can prefer using
nasal spray of this kind for convenient medication.
To some extent, if taking antibiotic seems not effective enough,
you may induce other scientifically-formulated treatments such as
decongestants, mucolytics, and analgesics. They may be taken
along with the antibiotic medication. Analgesics, in the form of
aspirin or ibuprofen, are known as painkillers. Together with
antibiotics to relieve sinus infection, the painkillers can help
in alleviating headaches. With the painkillers, the discomfort
can be diminished and even be eliminated albeit temporarily or
until we can conclude that sinusitis is relieved.
Along with headaches, sinusitis victims can also experience
discomfort in the nose area characterized by mucus discharge with
pus. Forcing to sneeze to excrete the mucus may complicate the
insides of your air pathway. If you don't like blood to appear
from the inside of your nose, then it would be helpful to refrain
from making forced exhalation. Getting rid of thickening mucus
can be remedied by taking mucolytics.
Expectorant is another term for mucolytics. Guaifenesin is an
example of this medication. Now, this form of medicine can be
ingested to thin the mucus, promoting easy discharge of the
viscous substance that irritates the respiratory pathway and
blocks the inside of the nose. If there is swelling inside of the
nose, a decongestant, another medication could be taken. This
type of medicinal drug could help in treating inflammation when
mucus builds up, infecting the lining and tissue inside the nose.
Remedying sinusitis requires professional consultation. If you
prefer taking the scientifically-formulated substances to relieve
the sinus condition, it is imperative to take prescription from
the doctor. The substances mentioned here may be part of the
Dosage may vary depending on the doctor's prescription.
Sinusitis may last days or even weeks. It is important then to
religiously ingest the prescribed medication to get the full
benefits. And another caution, taking medicines may have side
effects, so watch out for any of the dreaded effects. A note from
the doctor should ill effects arise must be known prior to taking