Author: Kay Zetkin
Published: Jul 25 2005If you think your colds already lasted four weeks and are not very sure if your condition has developed into a sinus infection, you have to know the classic, common and major symptoms of sinus infection problems in order for you to know fully well what kind of condition you are in. Knowing the symptoms of your sinus infection problem may also help you in applying earlier treatment to prevent full-blown inflammation to your sinuses. By applying the necessary treatment beforehand, you also avoid the effects of sinus infections to your emotional, physical and mental bearing. The main symptoms of sinusitis are pain and pressure in the face. The location of pain and tenderness depends on which sinus is inflamed. When pain is over the cheek and upper teeth may be caused by the maxillary sinus? inflammation. Pain in the forehead above the eyebrow may be triggered by inflammation of the frontal sinus. Once pain is behind the eyes, on top of the head, or in both temples may be brought about by sphenoid sinus? inflammation. The inflammation of the ethmoid sinus can be identified by the pain around or behind the eyes. It is an indication of having sinusitis when increased facial pain and pressure are felt when leaning forward or moving the head. Other symptoms of sinusitis include: nasal blockage/nasal congestion, nasal drainage (thick and discolored), postnasal drip, low-grade fever, cough that produce mucus, ear fullness/ear clogging. You may also feel headache, tooth pain and reduced sense of taste or smell. Malaise and fatigue are also behavioral symptoms of sinusitis. Classic symptoms of acute sinusitis are nasal congestion, green nasal phlegm, facial/dental pain, eye pain, headache, and cough at night. Some also complain of fever, feeling ill, bad breath and a sore throat. Chronic sinusitis is more difficult to diagnose. Same symptoms may apply with acute sinusitis but in a milder form. Unless your sinus infection problem has been going on for two months or more, it?s not usually thought of as chronic since chronic means long-term A person?s medical history and through a physical examination are usually the basis of diagnosing sinusitis. Instead of a physical exam, a detailed history of the problem can be of more value to the diagnosis more often than not. Further exams are not usually needed once the symptoms and physical findings are typical of sinusitis. There?s also another effective way in preventing symptoms of sinus infection problems. You have to know the particular reason that triggers your sinusitis. Being aware of this will make you prevent coming attacks. But that will be taken up for another story? Kay Zetkin is the author name used by Lala C. Ballatan. She discovered the pleasure of writing through her daily journals as a teen-ager. Writing in it helped sort out her thoughts, relieve her feelings and record what she observes of the world. For her, writing is an effective tool to express your viewpoints... To write is already to choose, thus, writing should be done along with a critical mind and a caring soul. She hopes to become more professional, skilled and mature in her craft. Aside from writing Kay likes to spend her time reading. Reading lets her travel to far-off imagined places and situations. She also learns a lot from books, especially from the socio-political and historical ones. For comments and inquiries about the article visit http://www.sinusinfectionproblems.com/ This article is reprinted with permission from www.WritingCare
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