Sinuses are the hollow spaces in the bones of your face, located near your nose, eyes and cheeks. It helps to produce mucus which traps dust and allergens.
Sometimes, we describe allergic rhinitis colloquially as “sinus”. This tends to manifest in blocked nose, nasal itch, runny nose and sneezing click here.
Sinusitis is a condition where the sinus cavities become inflamed and swollen, leading to symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain or pressure, and difficulty breathing. Sinusitis is a common condition that can affect people worldwide, including those living in Singapore. This is due to the climate change and weather conditions here in Singapore.
Commonly, sinusitis can present with:
Your doctor will usually take a detailed history and perform a physical examination. Your ENT specialist will be able to perform a flexible nasoendoscope to look inside the nose, looking for pus and swelling. Occasionally, you may require further imaging (CT scan).
In Singapore, there are various sinusitis treatments based the severity of the symptoms.
It’s important to work with a doctor to find the best treatment for your specific situation and help you feel better.
As the sinuses are close to vital organs such as brain and eyes, it can cause complications. In severe cases of sinusitis, infection can spread to the brain and the eyes.
If you have allergies, avoiding allergens may help prevent sinusitis. If necessary, your doctor may give you medications to treat your allergic rhinitis as well.
Your ENT doctor will first take a look at your medical history, find out more about the symptoms you’re experiencing and thereafter perform a thorough physical examination. This may include certain procedures such as flexible nasoendoscopy (a look into your nasal passages with a tiny camera). Your issues will be addressed and a suitable treatment plan will be devised for you.
Always talk to your child to prepare them for their ENT visit. Find out more about the issues they’re experiencing so that you can assist them in helping the ENT doctor understand their condition. Do bring along a list of their old medications and health booklet.
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