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Maxillary sinus infection

  1. 1. MAXILLARY SINUS INFECTION by Sinus Help www.sinusinfectioncontrol.com
  2. 2. As its name indicates, maxillary sinus infection is a type ofsinusitis that primarily applies to the maxillary sinuses.Filling a huge part of the maxilla, the maxillary sinus is foundin the upper jaw.This large cavity expands from the orbit of the eye (forminga part of the floor) going down to the apices of the teeth.For some people, protrusion of the teeth apices may even getto the sinus itself.Unlike the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, which have to bedeveloped as a person grows older, the maxillary sinus,together with the ethmoid sinuses, are already present ininfants.Maxillary sinus infection may be acute or chronic.Oftentimes, after a bout of upper respiratory tract infection,acute maxillary sinus infections will occur.About 10% all acute maxillary sinus infections are due todental diseases.Chronic sinus infection of maxillary sinus origin, on the otherhand, is more often found in patients with chronic nasalallergies, foreign bodies in the nose which have goneundiscovered, and deviated nasal septum.With the exposure of the maxillary sinus to numerousdangerous viruses and bacteria, children with cleft palatesare more vulnerable to chronic inflammation of the sinus www.sinusinfectioncontrol.com
  3. 3. lining.The following are some of the usual maxillary sinus infectionsymptoms seen in the acute form...• Fever• Body malaise• Obscure headache, which could be alleviated with simplepain relievers like aspirin• Feeling of pressure in the face• Wearisome, throbbing cheek pain• Pain in the teeth (caused by rapid head motions likewhen going up and down stairs)• Non-productive cough• Stinky secretions from the nose• Bad breathSymptoms of chronic maxillary sinus infection are usuallyobscure in nature and may consist of the following...• Feeling of pressure in the face and nose• Mucopurulent hypersecretions• Headache www.sinusinfectioncontrol.com
  4. 4. • Nasal clogging• With accompanying symptoms of perennial allergicrhinitis (nasal discharge, nose irritability, sneezing)• Chronic cough with mild laryngitis and pharyngitisThe consumption of broad spectrum antibiotics likeamoxicillin or co-trimoxazole, is an ideal maxillary sinusinfection treatment for the acute form.Decongestants may be employed to relieve blockage, thoughit should be utilized within four days after beginning ofinfection.Headaches and facial tenderness may be alleviated throughhot packs and analgesics.In intense cases of clogging, maxillary antral irrigation maybe needed to clear out the sinuses.Treatment of chronic maxillary sinus infection would requirefirst treating the infection and the factors that led to itsoccurrence, which would include recommending antibiotics,decongestants, antihistamines, or a mixture of all three.Because the mucosal layer of the sinus has beenpermanently impaired, surgery may be necessary to extractdiseased tissues.An easily curable problem, maxillary sinus infection can bequickly managed with quick discovery and regularexamination with a doctor. www.sinusinfectioncontrol.com

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