Allergic sinusitis: what is it, symptoms and treatment
Allergic sinusitis is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that occurs as a consequence of some type of allergy triggered by agents such as mites, octopus, pollen, animal hair or certain foods. In this way, when the person comes into contact with some of these irritants, secretions are produced that accumulate in the paranasal sinuses and give rise to symptoms such as headache, nasal congestion and eye problems, for example.
The allergic sinusitis crisis can occur frequently and be quite uncomfortable, which is why it is important for the person to identify which is the triggering agent of the allergy so that future crises can be avoided. Similarly, the doctor may recommend the use of antihistamines to relieve symptoms and perform nasal lavage with physiological fluid to facilitate the elimination of accumulated secretions.
Symptoms of Allergic Sinusitis
The symptoms of allergic sinusitis may occur when the person comes into contact with some substance capable of triggering the inflammatory and allergic response of the organism, such as pollen, animal hair, octopus, humus, mites or certain foods.
The main symptom related to sinusitis is the feeling of heaviness in the face or in the head, mainly when leaning forward; dolor around de los ojos or de la nose, and constant headache pain. In addition, other symptoms of allergic sinusitis are the following:
- frequent rhinitis;
- Constant upsets;
- Ojos enrojecidos y llorosos;
- Comezón en los ojos;
- Nasal congestion;
- Difficulty breathing;
- lack of appetite;
- ill alienate;
The diagnosis of allergic sinusitis is performed by a general practitioner, allergist or otorhinolaryngologist, who will analyze the face and the symptoms presented by the person. Likewise, allergy tests are usually requested with the aim of identifying the agent responsible for the reaction, so that it is possible to indicate the most appropriate treatment.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment for allergic sinusitis is performed with antihistamines that must be prescribed by the doctor; in addition, it is also important to avoid the agents responsible for allergy. Likewise, the doctor may recommend the use of nasal decongestants to facilitate breathing and saline fluid to perform a nasal wash and to drain accumulated secretions, which helps to relieve symptoms.
An excellent natural treatment for sinusitis is to drink plenty of fluids, as the secretions become more fluid and are eliminated more easily, preventing the proliferation of viruses, fungi or bacteria.
Drinking orange or acerola juice is a good option, as well as containing plenty of water, there are plenty of sources of vitamin C that help to strengthen the body’s natural defenses. For this reason, to take full advantage of its medicinal properties, it is necessary to drink the right yoke after its preparation.
Likewise, essential eucalyptus oil can also be used to help decongest the nose. Find out how in the following video:
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