Sinusitis means inflammation of the air-filled spaces – sinuses – located between the facial bones. It often occurs after a cold. It can cause headaches on the forehead, neck or face. It may be accompanied by dark green nasal discharge, nasal congestion and decreased sense of smell and taste.
We do not recommend making films for children unless there is a need. Of course, young children cannot tell directly about headaches, but they can show it with their behavior. Parents should be mindful of changes in temperament that you are not used to, such as holding your head, rubbing your cheeks, pulling your hair. Nausea and vomiting may occur as they often swallow runny nose and bad breath is often present.
If you have frequent sinusitis, there is definitely an anatomical problem in the nose. Bone curvature, enlargement of the turbinate, polyps facilitate the formation of sinusitis. Allergy sufferers and smokers are also at risk. Of course there may be other reasons besides these, then it may be necessary to examine the person specifically.
Dental implants can also cause sinusitis. With the widespread use of dental implants in recent years, we have come across dental sinusitis more frequently. During the implantation of the upper jaw, the sinus wall may become damaged, the sinus cavity may become susceptible to infection, and if this situation is not noticed, the person may experience recurrent sinusitis attacks.
You can even diagnose sinusitis yourself. If you have a runny nose and headache for more than 10 days, you may think you have sinusitis. But for proper treatment, you need to see a specialist in ear, nose and throat diseases. It is very important to evaluate the nose and sinuses with angled endoscopes. Remember that inadequate treatments can lead to chronic sinusitis, in which case surgery is a must.
Before treatment, we first apply antibiotic therapy. Also we can give medicine to reduce edema and secretion in the nose, it is important to clean the secretion in the nose regularly. Avoiding cigarette smoke shortens recovery time. Sinusitis that does not benefit from drug treatment and persists for more than 12 weeks requires surgical intervention. Structural problems such as deviation, polyp or swelling of the nasal turbinates should be treated in the same session.
We usually perform endoscopic sinusitis surgery under general anesthesia and sometimes with local anesthesia. Polyps and other structural problems blocking the sinus passages that open to the nose are corrected and a natural width is provided. Surgery is also performed using an inflated catheter such as a balloon. In appropriate cases, it is quite humorous. Patients are usually discharged the same day. The time to return to work ranges from 2 to 7 days. The main complication of inadequate treatment is eye related. If the inflammation spreads to the eyeball, pain, redness, and swelling around the eyes occur. If this is missed, it can lead to blindness. Emergency surgery may be needed. Meningitis is also a complication that can be fatal. The most common intracranial complication today is inflammation below the cerebral cortex.