Sinusitis, which has become an annoying problem for many people, can manifest itself with headaches in the forehead, neck or face. Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery Specialist Op.Dr.Bahadır Baykal gave important information on the subject.
“Sinusitis means the inflammation of the air-filled spaces - the sinuses - located between the facial bones. It often develops after a cold. It can cause headaches in the forehead, neck or face. Dark green nasal discharge, nasal congestion, smell and taste disturbance may accompany.
We do not recommend making movies for children unless needed. Of course, young children cannot tell about headaches directly, but they can show it through their behavior. Parents should take into account unfamiliar temperament changes such as holding your head, rubbing your cheeks, pulling your hair. Since they often swallow nasal discharge, nausea and vomiting may occur, and a bad breath is often present.
If you often have sinusitis, there is definitely an anatomical problem in the nose. Bone curvature, nasal growth, polyps facilitate the formation of sinusitis. Allergy sufferers and smokers are also at risk. Of course, there may be other reasons other than these, then it may be necessary to investigate the person specifically.
Sinusitis can also be caused by dental implants. With the widespread use of dental implants in recent years, we have started to come across dental sinusitis more frequently. When placing an implant in the upper jaw, the sinus wall may be damaged, it may become susceptible to infection, the sinus cavity, if this is not noticed, the person may experience recurrent sinusitis attacks.
In fact, you can even diagnose sinusitis yourself. If you have a runny nose or headache that lasts more than 10 days, you may think you have sinusitis. But for the right treatment, you should definitely go to an Otorhinolaryngology specialist. 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 essential.
For the treatment, we first apply antibiotic treatment. In addition, we can give medicines to reduce edema and discharge in the nose, it is important to clean the discharge in the nose regularly. Avoiding cigarette smoke shortens the recovery time. Sinusitis that does not benefit from drug treatment and lasts longer than 12 weeks requires surgical intervention. Structural problems such as deviation in the nose, polyps or turbinate swelling must be resolved in the same session.
We usually perform endoscopic sinusitis surgery under general anesthesia and occasionally with local anesthesia. The natural width is provided by correcting the polyps and other structural problems that block the channels of the sinuses opening to the nose. Surgery is also performed with the help of a catheter that is inflated like a balloon. It is very pleasant in appropriate cases. Patients are usually discharged on the same day. The time to return to work varies between 2-7 days. The most important complication of inadequate treatment is eye related. If the inflammation spreads to the eyeball, pain, redness, swelling occurs around the eye, if this situation is missed, it can lead to blindness. Emergency surgery may be required. Meningitis is also a potentially fatal complication. Today, the most common intracranial complication is inflammation under the meninges.