Dimshaon – At present the weather is unstable and full of pollution. Causing the body to adapt in time Until sometimes they easily get the flu and various symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and mucus follow. Many people may also experience pain in the head, face, eye sockets, and cheekbones. which may be a symptom of ‘Sinusitis’ with symptoms similar to the flu but more severe And if not treated quickly, complications may occur today. Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawinyarat Chitrarun, specialist in the field of Otorhinology and Allergy, Ear, Nose and Throat Center, Wimut Hospital Will tell you about the dangers of sinusitis. Ready to tell you the risk factors So that we can prevent and receive treatment. Get it in time before symptoms become serious without realizing it.
What is ‘Sinusitis’?
Sinuses are air spaces in the skull around the nose that help reduce the weight of the skull from being too heavy. If the sinus lining is stimulated by dust, germs, pollution, toxins, or other factors, it will cause the sinuses to become inflamed. Patients with sinusitis often have symptoms.Stuffy nose, runny nose, mucus in the throat, cough, pain in the face or head, decreased sense of smell, and in some people, a bad smell coming from inside the nose. side Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawinyarat Chitrarun Explain further that “People often confuse the flu with sinusitis. because they have similar symptoms Especially acute sinusitis that usually occurs after a cold. Or when the symptoms of a cold start to improve but suddenly the symptoms become more serious. and may have symptomsPain in the face Unusual smell coming from inside the nose Mucus in the throat and green mucus are also present.”
Factors that cause sinusitis
Sinusitis can be caused by many reasons, such as: Infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus Had tooth decay until the infection spread into the sinuses. Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawinyarat Chitrarun Explain further about the factors that cause the disease: “In the case of acute sinusitis, it is usually caused by an infection. Then there is inflammation in the sinus area. But in the case of chronic sinusitis, there are many contributing factors. The main cause is allergic rhinitis. Imbalance of immunity and environment and the current increase in pollution.”
‘Sinusitis’ should be treated quickly before complications spread to the eyes and brain.
Complications in patientsSinus disease often occurs in people with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and people with diabetes. and patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs etc. byThe infection can spread into the eyes, causing swelling, blurred vision, double vision or blindness. and in cases where it has spread to the brain It will cause an infection in the meninges or a brain abscess. People who suffer from sinusitis should treat their symptoms well before they are at risk of complications.
Doctor warns PM 2.5 is dangerous to the respiratory system – risk of chronic sinusitis.nest
PM 2.5 is a small dust particle that, when we inhale it, affects both the upper and lower respiratory systems. People who encounter a lot of PM 2.5 will make the respiratory mucosa weak, easily inflamed, and trigger reactions. Make allergies more severe as well. This increases the chance of getting sick with sinusitis. In addition, being in an environment with a high level of PM 2.5 will cause more bad bacteria to accumulate in the sinus mucosa. Replacing the resident bacteria that originally lived in the sinus cavity Causes the mucosa of the respiratory tract to secrete substances to resist. This is often harmful to the respiratory mucosa. Resulting in inflammation And can lead to chronic sinusitis. Doctors at Wimut Hospital recommend wearing a mask to protect from dust. And avoid doing outdoor activities on days when the dust level exceeds the standard.
How to care for sinusitis
acute sinusitis Which is mostly caused by infection. Can be treated with antibiotics. and give medication to reduce swelling as appropriate for each person Chronic sinusitis There are many forms of treatment available, depending on the symptoms, such as rinsing the nose with saline. Inject steroids Take antibiotics and sinus surgery with an endoscope. In addition, if treating symptoms of other diseases that stimulate inflammation and infection of the sinuses, such as tooth decay, allergic rhinitis It can help reduce symptoms that occur.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawinyarat Chitrarun Explain the treatment method further. “In the case of patients with certain types of sinusitis, such as sinusitis that cannot be cured with medication, Chronic sinusitis with complications Fungal sinusitis Chronic sinusitis with rhinitis Doctors may consider using surgical treatment. Currently, there is a technology for sinus surgery called Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) It is sinus surgery using an endoscope. with no wounds on the face As for which sinus? Cut a lot or a little? It depends on each person’s disease.”
“Currently we are faced with both pollution and climate change. This may put you at risk for sinusitis. Therefore we must maintain good health. Strengthen your immune system by eating nutritious foods. Get enough rest. And do not stay in places with a lot of dust. Avoid allergens that you are allergic to. To avoid factors that provoke sinus inflammation and protect our respiratory system.” Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawinyarat Chitrarun Concluding remarks
Those interested would like to consult with a doctor at Wimut Hospital. You can contact us at the 5th floor of the Ear, Nose and Throat Center or call to make an appointment at 02-079-0050 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Or use the Telemedicine service to consult with a doctor online via the ViMUT App. Click.
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